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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

 Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
I packed chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and cinnamon into my recipe. These cookies are easy to make. Best of all, our kids love them! —Janis Plageman, Lynden, Washington
60 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.
  • Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually
  • add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, pecans and
  • chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased
  • baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
  • pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 5
  • dozen.