Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1 1/4 cups butter, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and raisins until just blended.

Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Bake 8-9 minutes for chewy; 10-11 minutes for crunchy cookies. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire rack. Store tightly covered.

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