*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               Oatmeal Crisps (Pat’s Crispy Oatmeal Cookies)
 
 Recipe By     : Woman’s Day (19xx) 
 Serving Size  : 42   Preparation Time :0:12
 Categories    : Sweets
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4  cup           margarine -- softened
      3/4  cup           light brown sugar
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      large         egg
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  cup           all-purpose flour
    1 1/4  cups          quick-cooking oats
      1/2  cup           chopped nuts (optional) -- finely chopped
      1/2  cup           raisins, seedless (optional) -- moist
 
 Cream butter and sugars until fluffy with electric mixer.  Beat in egg,
 vanilla and salt. 
 
 By hand, stir in flour, a 1/4 cup at a time. Stir in oats.  (Add nuts and/or
 raisins now.)
 
 Crop by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart.  They will spread.  But if
 you want them thinner still, flatten each one with a glass bottom that’s
 been coated in granulated sugar. 
 
 Bake at 350. 
 About 12 minutes (not too dry!) but browned.
 Cool on wire rack.  
 Yield: 3-4 dozen
 
 If raisins are dry, they will draw moisture from batter as they bake.  So
 use real fresh or plumb them with a little boiling water; drain.
 
 
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 from phannema@wizard.ucr.edu in S. Calif.