Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies taste and smell just like Autumn!

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 cups chocolate-covered raisins (we tried it once with just chocolate chips and that was good too)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and raisins.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Yield: 3 dozen. (I used my pampered chef scoop and it made more than three dozen.)
altered slightly from "Simple & Delicious" magazine