Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
¾ cup Shortening; soft
½ cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
2 \N Eggs
¼ cup Milk
3 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked (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 ¼-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.

Source: Our Favorites for family and friends Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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