Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Combine margarine and sugars in mixing bowl. Add egg, lemon rind, molasses and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Add oats. Combine the two mixtures. Dough will be sticky.

Lay out sheet of wax paper and dust with flour. With floured hands, shape dough into a roll about 5 inches by 2 1/2 inches on wax paper. Enclose dough in wax paper, then wrap with plastic wrap and chill or freeze well.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice into thin pieces. The thinner you cut them the better, they should be no thicker than about 1/4 inch. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets, 1 to 2 inches apart.

Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheets 30 seconds to 1 minute before removing.

Makes about 20 to 24 cookies.

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