1 1/2 c Flour, all-purpose
1/2 ts Soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 ts Cinnamon, ground
2 ts Cloves, ground
2 ts Ginger; ground
1 c Butter (or marg.); softened
1 c Sugar
1 c Sugar, brown; firmly packed
1 ts Vanilla extract
3 c Oats, quick-cooking;uncooked
1 c Nuts; chopped (opt.)
Combine flour, soda, salt, and spices; set aside.
Combine butter and sugar, creaming well; beating in eggs and vanilla.
Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats; add nuts, if desired.
Drop dough by a 1/4-cup measure 5 inches apart onto lightly greased
cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until
lighlty browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; remove to wire
racks to cool completely.