Subject: Time to pay you back!
Date: 5/23/2021, 5:56 PM
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
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).