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Oatmeal Surprise Cookies

 Oatmeal Surprise Cookies
Chocolate-covered raisins and the warm, autumn flavor of pumpkin-pie spice turn these oatmeal cookies into prize-winning gourmet treats! Kids of all ages will down 'em by the dozen—and at 12ยข a cookie, you can let 'em! —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine 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 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5
  • minutes before removing to wire racks. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 149 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.