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Oatmeal Raisin Drop Cookies

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  • 1 c Raisins
  • 1 1/2 c All purpose flour
  • 1 ts Soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/2 ts Nutmeg
  • 1/2 c Light margarine
  • 1 c Sugar (my note: I used half white, half brown)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 c Buttermilk
  • 1 c Oatmeal
  • 1/2 c Oat bran (for best results, use a coarse grind)
  • 1/4 c Finely chopped walnuts


no stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheets with no stick spray.
Plump raisins by steaming over hot water for 5 minutes.
Sift flour. MEasure, then sift with soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cream margarine with sugar and egg until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
Add flour mixture and buttermilk, alternately to the egg mixture. Blend until very smooth. Add oatmeal, oat bran, raisins and nuts. Stir to blend.
Drop heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will be evenly browned.
Yield: 36 cookies. Each cookie has less than 1 gm saturated fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 1 gm soluble fibre and 157 calories.
Source: Count Out Cholesterol Cookbook, 1989
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