Oatmeal Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, softened ( 5 sticks)
  • 3 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 5 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 pounds raisins or dates

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat until well blended.
  2. Beat in salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, allspice and orange peel.
  3. Add flour, a little at a time, and mix well.
  4. Add raisins or dates and blend well.
  5. Chill dough.
  6. Drop chilled dough by teaspoonsful onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes 100.

Source: The Church Kitchen, by Doris Box