Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


       1 cup        margarine or butter, softened (2 sticks)

       1 cup        brown sugar, firmly packed

     1/2 cup        granulated sugar

       2 large      eggs

       1 teaspoon   vanilla

   1 1/2 cups       all-purpose flour

       1 teaspoon   baking soda

       1 teaspoon   cinnamon

     1/2 teaspoon   salt (optional)

       3 cups       QuakerŽ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

       1 cup        raisins



   1.  Heat oven to 350° F.


   2.  Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy.


   3.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.


   4.  Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.


   5.  Stir in oats and raisins; mix well.


   6.  Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.


   7.  Bake 10 to 12 m inutes or until golden brown.


   8.  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.



   Yield: about 4 dozen.


   Note: For high altitude, increase flour to 1 3/4 cups.



   Variation: For Bar Cookies, bake 30 to 35 minutes in ungreased

   13 x 9 inch metal baking pan.




Source: QuakerŽ Oats Company