Semi-Good For You Oatmeal Raisin Cranberry Cookies
1 1/2 to 2 cups of raisins
1 1/2 to 2 cups of dried cranberries
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter or margarine
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of wheat flour
3 cups of oats (Not quick cooking oats)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/3 cup of evaporated milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the raisins in a bowl, fill the bowl with very hot water, cover and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Next, add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
In a medium bowl, add the wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir. Little by little, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture. Then add the evaporated milk. Drain the water from the raisins. Finally fold in the oats, raisins and cranberries.
If the dough is "loose" add more flour to thicken the dough. Lightly grease the cookie sheets. Drop the dough in nice round spoonfuls onto the cookie sheets. If when, you drop the dough on the cookie sheet and it begins to "flatten out" then the dough needs more flour.
Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes or until the cookie bottom is little browned. Makes about 3-4 dozen.
Make sure to let me know how it turns out.