The recipe is pretty simple but it does use two types of sugar, white and brown. I think the brown sugar gave it a more flavoursome taste. I particular like my oatmeal cookies to be chewy in the center which meant a shorter baking time. If however you are the type that likes yours to be crispy, just bake it a bit longer.
President Clinton's Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe Adapted from "Desserts by the Yard" by Sherry Yard
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar (sugars have been reduced)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp all spice
3/4 tsp cinnamon powder
2 eggs, at room temperature
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups golden raisin
1) Sift flour, baking soda, spices and salt and set aside.
2) Cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated.
3) Add in the flour, 1/3 at a time and mix until well combined. Then all in the oats and raisins and fold into the cookie mixture.
4) Take 1 heap Tablespoon size of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Flatten it slighly with the heel of your palm. Place onto a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. The cookie will spread once it is in the oven.
5) Place baking sheet into a pre-heated oven of 180C (170C force-fan) and bake for about 12 mins. Cool completely before storing into tins.