Katherine Anders’ Oatmeal Spice Cookies With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Makes about 4 dozen. Recipe is from Katherine Anders.

1 stick plus 6 tbls. salted butter, softened

¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 plus teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1½ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

3 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats

1 heaping cup raisins

1 cup walnut pieces, finely chopped

1. Heat oven to 350 F. Beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

2. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Beat well. Gradually stir in oats, raisins, and walnuts. Mix well.

3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes. Cookies are done when they are very lightly golden brown on top.

Note: Anders sometimes increases the butter to 2 sticks.