• 1 Cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 Cup cinnamon
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup milk


In large mixing bowl, blend together butter and sugar; add oats. Sift together flour, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon. Add to oats mixture, blending well. Stir in raisins and milk; mix thoroughly. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 44%); Total Fat 4 ( Saturated Fat 2.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 65; Potassium 48; Total Carbohydrate 11; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 7; Protein 1; Calcium 7; Iron <1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.