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Quaker's: Best Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 54
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  c  Margarine/butter, softened
3/4  c  Firmly packed brown sugar
1/2  c  Granulated sugar
1    Egg
1  t  Vanilla
1 1/2  c  All-purpose flour
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  t  Salt (optional)
1  t  Ground cinnamon
1/4  t  Ground nutmeg
3  c  QUAKER oats uncooked
    - (quick or old fashioned)

Heat oven to 375 F. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. ABOUT 4-1/2 DOZEN For Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store tightly covered. ABOUT 4 DOZEN VARIATIONS: Stir in l cup raisins or chopped nuts - stir in 1 cup semisweet chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter flavored pieces; omit spices. High Altitude Adjustments: Add an additional l/4 cup all-purpose flour and bake as directed. Nutrition Information 1 cookie Calories 90, Calories From Fat 45, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carbohydrates 11g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 1g

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