Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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These cookies are great! Soaking the raisins first are the key to this recipe. I found this in an old issue of a Mary Engelbreit magazine.

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  • add   2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • add   1 cup raisins
  • add   3/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • add   2 teaspoons baking soda
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add   1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • add   1 cup butter
  • add   3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   3 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs, raisins, and vanilla extract in bowl and let stand--covered for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Cream together butter and the brown and granulated sugars.
  4. Add flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda; mix well.
  5. Add raisin mixture, oatmeal, and optional chopped nuts.The dough may seem a little dry; but it will be fine.
  6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Notes:Recipe works well doubled.
  10. Time to make does not include the 1 hour needed for soaking the raisins.
  11. You can use golden or dark raisins.