*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Slice & Bake Oatmeal Cookies
 Recipe By     : Make-a-Mix Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Frozen
                 Kids                             Make Ahead
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          butter or margarine
    2      cups          sugar
    2      cups          brown sugar
    4                    eggs
    2      teaspoons     vanilla
    4      cups          flour
    5      cups          rolled oats
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      3/4  cup           nuts -- chopped
    1      cup           raisins -- * see note
 *can use up to 2 cups.
 Cut four 14"x12 pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Cream butter or
 margarine and sugars in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla
 until light and fluffy. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir flour
 mixture into egg mixture until blended. Stir in nuts and raisins.
 Divide dough into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into an 8 to 10 inch roll. Wrap
 each roll in 1 piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap. Place in a freezer
 container with a tight-fitting lid or wrap airtight in a piece of foil. Label
 and date. Store in freezer. Use within 6 months.
 To make cookies:
 Slightly thaw dough roll. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease baking sheets;
 set aside. Cut dough into slices or chunks. Place dough about 1 inch apart on
 prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are light brown and
 centers are slightly set. Cool about 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies
 and cool on wire racks.
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