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Classic Raisin-Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: Makes 3 dozen
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Beat butter, sugars, milk, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in oats, raisins, and walnuts. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely.

Makes 3 dozen.

Date: June 17, 2004