Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 cup butter softened (I used 1/2 shortening)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 t vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
dash of nutmeg (omitted)
1/4 t salt (omitted since I used salted butter)
1 1/2 cups oats
3/4 cups raisins (soaked in warm water for 5 minutes, save liquid)
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In another bowl combine flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Combine into butter mixture. Stir in oatmeal and raisins (with water). Thoroughly blend. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake about 15minutes. Cool completely. Place in an airtight container.