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Soft Oatmeal Cookies 2


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • Raisins or nuts (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together white sugar, butter, and brown sugar.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Mix in oats.
  6. If you are using nuts or raisins, mix into dough, combining well.
  7. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
  8. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  9. Roll the dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
  11. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 36-60 cookies, depending on how large or small you make them.

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