Oatmeal Cookies 
>From Food Network Kitchens 

Prep Time: 30 minutes 
Cook Time: 1 hour 
Yield: about 20 cookies 
1 cup all-purpose flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon fine salt 
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/8 teaspoon ground mace 
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 
1/2 cup sugar 
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 
2 large eggs, at room temperature 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, at room temperature 
2 3/4 cups rolled oats 
3/4 cup raisins 
3/4 cup chopped pecans Position the racks in the top and lower third of the 
oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. 
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, 
cinnamon, and mace. 
In another large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and, with a hand-held 
electric mixer, mix on low speed until just incorporated. Raise the speed to 
high and mix until light and fluffy. (Occasionally turn the mixer off, and 
scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber spatula.) 
Add the brown sugar and mix until incorporated. Add the eggs to the butter 
mixture, one at time, waiting for the first one to be fully incorporated before 
adding the last. Mix in the vanilla. 
Reduce the mixer's speed to low. Add the flour mixture, little by little, until 
a smooth dough is formed (scrape the bowl down occasionally) . Turn off the 
machine, stir in the oats, raisins, and pecans with a rubber spatula. 
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.. Using a spoon, drop heaping 
tablespoons of the dough onto the sheets, spaced about 2 inches apart. 
Bake the cookies in batches, turning the pans once, until golden brown, but 
still soft and spongy, about 15 minutes per batch. Let the cookies cool 
slightly on the baking sheets, and then transfer to racks to cool completely. 
Store in a sealed container.Copyright 2001 Television Food Network, G.P. All 
rights reserved 

Rhonda G in Missouri 


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