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OATMEAL WEEK: QUAKER'S BEST OATMEAL COOKIES

Oatmeal is one of those magical ingredients that's as healthy as it is versatile. Today's oatmeal cookie recipe comes from Oatmeal expert Quaker.



INGREDIENTS

1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour

1  teaspoon baking soda

1  teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2  teaspoon salt (optional)

1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg

3  cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)



DIRECTIONS



Heat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well.



Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.



Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.



Yield: About three dozen.

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