Best Oatmeal Cookies

From: (Kathleen M. Healy)

1-1/4 cups margarine                  1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar     1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar              2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 egg                                 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla                    3 cups uncooked oats (quick or
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour		    old-fashioned)
1 cup raisins (variations include 1 cup cranberries or 1 cup choc chips)

Heat oven to 375F.  Beat together margarine and sugars until light and
fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda, salt and
spices; add to margarine mixture, mixing well.  Stir in oats.  Stir in
raisins.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8
to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie.  Cool 1
minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack.  Store in tightly
covered container.

Makes 4-1/2 dozen.