Quaker's Best Oatmeal Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 36 Cookies
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1 1/4 cups margarine or butter -- softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt -- optional
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups quaker oats -- quick or old fashion uncooked

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Stir in oats; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. About 3 dozen Cooks Tips: Stir in 1 cup raisins or chopped nuts with oats. Omit spices and stir in 1 cup semisweet chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter flavor chips with oats. For bar cookies, press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store tightly covered. About 2 dozen bars


Nutritional Information:

49 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 5mg Cholesterol; 68mg Sodium

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