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Old-fashioned Oatmeal Cookies #1

Author/Submitted by: Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company. Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
Servings: 36
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Sifted all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  Baking soda
1  teaspoon  Salt
1 1/2  teaspoons  Cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  Nutmeg
3/4  cup  Shortening, soft
1/2  cup  Granulated sugar
1  cup  Brown sugar, firmly packed
2    Eggs
1/4  cup  Milk
3  cups  Oats, uncooked, Quaker quick or old-fashioned
1  cup  Raisins

Sift together flour, soda, salt and spices into bowl. Add shortening, sugars, eggs and milk. Beat until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in oats and raisins. Chill dough about 1 hour. Roll out on lightly floured board or canvas to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with floured 3-inch round cutter. Place on greased cooky sheets; sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake in preheated moderate oven (375 degrees F.) 12 to 15 minutes.

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