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                   Homemade Slice & Bake Oatmeal Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : _Make-A-Mix_ by Eliason, Harward & Westover
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Homemade Convenience Mixes       Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          butter or margarine
    2      cups          granulated sugar
    2      cups          packed brown sugar
    4                    eggs
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    4      cups          unbleached flour
    5      cups          rolled oats
    1      teaspoon      salt
    2      teaspoons     baking soda
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      3/4  cup           chopped nuts
    1      cup           raisins -- or up to 2 cups
 
 Cut four 14 x 12 pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap.  Set aside.
 
 In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine with the granulated and brown su
 gars until smooth.  Beat in vanilla extract and eggs until light and fluffy
 .  In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, salt and baking soda and baking
  powder.  Stir flour mixture into egg and butter mixture; blend well.  Stir
  in raisins and nuts until distributed evenly.
 
 Divide the dough into 4 pieces.  Shape each piece into an 8 - 10 roll.  W
 rap rolls in waxed paper.  Place the rolls in a rectangular freezer contain
 er with a tight fitting lid, or into a large freezer zip-lock bag, or wrap
 well in a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.  Label with date and contents. 
Store in freezer.  Use within 6 months.
 
 
 To prepare cookies:  Slightly thaw one roll of oatmeal cookie dough.  Prehe
 at oven to 350°.  Cut the dough into 1/4 thick slices.  Arrange cut piec
 es on lightly greased  cookie sheets, placing about 1 apart.  Bake for abo
 ut 10-12 minutes, or until the centers are slightly set and the edges are l
 ightly browned.  Remove from oven; cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet b
 efore removing to wire racks to cool completely.  Makes about 3 dozen cooki
 es.
 
 Makes 4 rolls of cookie dough, or enough for about 12 dozen cookies.
 
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 NOTES : Chocolate chips can be added to this dough, either in addition to o
 r in place of the raisins.