I’ve been making these cookies ever since I can remember. I must have been 10 or 11 when I started making them. The recipe is typed out on a faded card that’s bent and smudged. I like it because it doesn’t use quite as much butter as most cookie recipes.
Laura’s Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 c + 2 T butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 c water
1 t vanilla
3 c oats
1 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 c raisins
Beat together butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla until creamy.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
Stir in 1 cup raisins.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let them set on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing them to a rack to cool.
Be ready with a glass of cold milk, a glass of lemonade or some iced tea.
You won’t want to wait a moment longer than necessary to take that first nibble!