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Quaker Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Subject: Time to pay you back!
From: Denise 
Date: 5/23/2021, 5:56 PM
To: "" 

Hi Uncle Phaedrus!

Years ago I requested a recipe from you and you promptly found it. 
I am very grateful. Thank you.

I just got another recipe that I wanted badly. When I was a young mother, 
back in the early 80s, I made a recipe from the back of the Quaker Oats 
box called "Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies." It was well named. It was perfect. 
Well, the recipe was changed and I really wanted the one I made. It had 
cloves and nutmeg, in addition to cinnamon. I wrote to the company and, 
to my surprise, they found it for me!

I think that this is likely to be requested by someone, so here it is:

Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened 
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon cloves 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
1/2 teaspoon salt 

1. Heat oven to 350°/F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. 
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and 
salt; mix well. Add oats; mix well. 
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. 
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie 
sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. 

I always added raisins (1 cup).


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