1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, softened ( 5 sticks)
3 cups brown sugar (packed)
3 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
5 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
6 cups quick oats, uncooked
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon allspice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 pounds raisins or dates
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat until well blended. Beat in salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, allspice and orange peel. Add flour, a little at a time, and mix well. Add raisins or dates and blend well. Chill dough.
Drop chilled dough by teaspoonsful onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.
Source: The Church Kitchen, by Doris Box