|Here's the new mixer with|
the old one visible in the
Oatmeal Raisin/Date/Craisin Cookies (about 4-5 dozen)
1 c butter (2 full sticks), softened
1 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
4 t cinnamon
1 t salt
3 c old-fashioned or quick oats
1 c raisins, craisins, or chopped dates
Cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, mixing well after each. Dough will be stiff. Drop by spoonfuls on a lightly sprayed baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 9-10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet about 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.
You can put the dough in the refrigerator overnight and bake it the next day if you like. It will be VERY difficult (read "nearly impossible") to scoop when you first take it out. Bake at 375 degrees for about 13 minutes.