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Traditional Oatmeal Cookies
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Ontario (Canadian)Submitted by: Rose Haggart from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Ingredients and Quantity
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white flour
2 Tblsp wheat germ
2 1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 chopped walnuts or pecans
Whip butter, sugars and eggs until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift together white flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to mixture along with whole wheat flour and wheat germ. Mix well. Mix in rolled oats. Add nuts and raisins. Drop onto ungreased baking pan leaving room to expand. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
Serving Suggestions
Great with a glass of cold milk as an after school snack!
I've been perfecting these cookies for 30 years. I started when I first learned to cook as a teenager and found that boys really liked to eat cookies! Since then I make them at least once a week. We take them along with birthday presents, meetings, soccer games, school functions, and sleep overs. Friends and family head straight for the cookie jar when they visit the house. I substitute chocolate chips for the raisins sometimes which is a big hit with the younger crowd. I have to smile when I see my daughters whip up a batch for some lucky boy whose caught their eye!

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