Cookies, Spicy Oatmeal 

These tasty oatmeal cookies are soft and delicious, but they are fragile!

1 lb melted unsalted butter
1/2 c milk
1/2 c molasses
4 eggs
2 c sugar
4 c oats
2 c raisins
2 c chopped nuts
4 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 t soda
1 t salt
1 T cinnamon
1 t nutmeg

In mixer bowl with cookie paddles mix whole wheat flour, white flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg to sift them together.  In large measuring pitcher melt butter.  Measure in milk and molasses.  Blend in eggs, and sugar.  Mix butter mixture into flour mixture until well blended and light and fluffy.  Stir in oats, raisins and nuts, beating until thoroughly mixed.  Scoop onto lightly oiled cookie sheets, flatten with palm of hand, and bake for 12-14 minutes at 350* until edges are slightly brown.  Cool on racks.

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