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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine at room temperature
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a large bowl combine oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda. In another bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat butter, sugar and eggs until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat the oat mixture with the butter mixture until smooth, about 3 minutes. Stir in the raisins, walnuts and chocolate chips. Roll 3 tablespoonsful of batter into a ball and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Press dough with the heel of your hand into a 2-inch round cookie. Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes, then remove to another wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight plastic container. Makes 10 large cookies.

Kay Davis
Milan



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