Giant oatmeal-spice cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ground cloves
2 teaspoons Ground allspice
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 cup Butter or margarine; softened
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Firmly packed brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 cups Quick-cooking oats; uncooked
1 cup Chopped nuts; (optional)

Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; set aside. Combine butter and sugar, creaming well; beat 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 lightly browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 2 dozen.

NOTES : Submitted by Mrs. C. C. Cabaniss, Shelby, North Carolina Recipe by: Southern Living, 1980 Annual Recipes, May Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by NGavlak <NGavlak@...> on May 17, 1998

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