Ingredients (Serves 24)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice (see substitutes)
3 cups Quick Cooking Quaker Oats (see substitutes)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, add butter and sugars. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth.
Beat in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time.
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix thoroughly.
Using an electric mixer set on low speed, mix these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Use a spoon to stir in oats.
Drop dough by 1/2 tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto non-stick cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Be careful not to over bake.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 - 3 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Substitutions and Additions
Ground cloves or pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the allspice.
Any oats old-fashioned oats will work in this recipe.
For more flavor and texture, consider adding 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1 cup raisins or craisins or semi-sweet chocolate chips, etc.