This Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe also known as Cowboy Cookies makes great children's snacks because of the nutrients in the oatmeal and raisins. They contain protein, iron, potassium, and other nutrients.
I received this recipe in the early 1960s from a co-worker and still bake it often. Some folks have mentioned to me that this is the best cookie they have ever made.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and soda. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in flour and oatmeal. Fold in raisins.
Place 1 tablespoonful of dough onto a cold, buttered (greased) cookie baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated oven 350F. for approximately 12 minutes. Remove from pan immediately to cool.
Fill your cookie jar. These cookies improve with age!
quick oats or old fashioned oats. Old fashioned oats are thicker than
the quick oatmeal, producing a slightly chewier cookie. Do not use
instant oatmeal. You will not get as nuttier flavor, in my opinion.