Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I have been making these and packaging them into snack size zip bags and putting into the freezer to make preparing school lunches cheaper and quicker. As well, I've been known to serve them with orange juice for a quick breakfast!

1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. nuts or raisins (optional)

Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy.
add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
Mix in flour and baking soda.
Stir in oats and raisins/nuts; mix well.

Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Yields approx. 4 dozen

*Cookies will look flat, don't worry, that's how they are "chewy". If you refrigerate the dough a little bit the butter will firm back up and yield a nicer looking cooking. I don't care what they look like, they taste great!

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