Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 c. (1 stick) plus 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
3 c. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 c. raisins

Heat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.  Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.  Add oats and raisins; mix well.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.  Cool completely.