Chewy Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 112
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5 1/4 cups brown sugar -- firmly packed
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups unsalted butter -- softened
1 quart plus 1 cup apple butter or applesauce
14 large egg whites or 7 whole egg
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. skim milk
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
10 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. baking soda
2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tablespoons salt
1 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 3/4 pounds quick or old fashioned oatmeal -- uncooked
7 cups raisins or dried mixed fruit -- diced if mixed fruit

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Beat together sugars and butter until well blended. Add next 4 ingredients and beat well. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in another bowl. Stir into sugar mixture. Stir in oatmeal and raisins and mix well. (Dough will be moist.) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet and remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Easy Bar Cookies: Spread dough evenly onto bottom of an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

Because this recipe is for a particular size pan, it adjusts the number of servings only in multiples of 16.The instructions describe how to prepare the ingredients for one pan. There are enough ingredients to prepare 7 pans.


Nutritional Information:

calories 243, fat 4.1g, 15% calories from fat,

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