Big and chewy at the request of my dear niece, Alex. This is the basic recipe. The two variables are the second half of sugar and the spices. You can use either light or dark brown sugar and instead of fresh nutmeg you can use cinnamon. Nutmeg is a very intense spice so a little goes a long way. If using cinnamon or a combination of cinnamon, all spice and/or nutmeg increase the portion of cinnamon and/or all spice about 4 to 5 times the amount of nutmeg. In other words if substituting cinnamon, use 1 1/4 tsp of cinnamon versus 1/4 tsp of fresh nutmeg. Finally you can always add some vanilla.
1. Adjust oven racks to low and middle positions; heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer or by hand, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.
2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together, then stir them into butter-sugar mixture with wooden spoon or large rubber spatula. Stir in oats and optional raisins.
3. Form dough into sixteen to twenty 2-inch balls, placing each dough round onto one of two parchment paper–covered, large cookie sheets. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes. (Halfway during baking, turn cookie sheets from front to back and also switch them from top to bottom.) Slide cookies on parchment onto cooling rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (132g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 179 (41%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 19.9g||27 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.8g||59 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.2g|
|Cholesterol 49.1mg||15 %|
|Sodium 242mg||8 %|
|Potassium 332.4mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 61.3g||18 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.2g||13 %|
|Sugars, other 58.1g|
|Protein 6.1g||9 %|
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Calories per serving: 436
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