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Name: Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Key Ingredient: oats
Preparation: bake
Cuisine: American
Source: Quaker Oats Box
Food Group: cookies
Meals: lunch, snack, picnic
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :20
Elapsed Time: :30
Servings: 48

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned), uncooked
1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 350F. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.

Bar Cookies: Bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased 13 x 9 x 2-inch metal baking pan.


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