Giant oatmeal spice cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Flour, all-purpose
½ teaspoon Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon, ground
2 teaspoons Cloves, ground
2 teaspoons Ginger; ground
1 cup Butter (or marg.); softened
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Sugar, brown; firmly packed
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 cups Oats, quick-cooking;uncooked
1 cup Nuts; chopped (opt.)

Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; set aside.

Combine butter and sugar, creaming well; beating in eggs and vanilla.

Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats; add nuts, if desired.

Drop dough by a ¼-cup measure 5 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until lighlty browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, May, 1980.

Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.

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