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Monday, January 5, 2009

January is National Oatmeal Month!

January is considered National Oatmeal Month, yet another perfect, warm, comfort food for the wintry days of January. I think oatmeal is an ideal breakfast and can be enjoyed with so many wonderful additions to "doctor it up" and create the perfect, individual taste for you!

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And, from, a recipe for Oatmeal cookies that sound absolutely divine!!

Diane's Six-Spice Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Gourmet September 1997
by Diane Elizabeth Brown, Pacific Palisades, CA

Yield: Makes about 60 cookies


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
a pinch ground cloves
a pinch cayenne
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups old-fashioned or quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Into a bowl sift together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy and beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture and slowly beat until just combined well. Stir in rolled oats and raisins (dough will be stiff).

Working in batches, drop dough by level tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake in middle of oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet 1 minute and transfer to racks to cool completely.

Please feel free to leave comments or let me know if you have any special oatmeal recipes that you would like to share with during National Oatmeal Month!

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