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Oatmeal Cookies Are Suitable for Every Occasion

August 24, 1989

"These oatmeal crispies have been renamed, first, to honor the donor in La Grange, Ill.," Lu Carlos writes, "secondly, because nobody will believe that they are made with oatmeal. They are so simple to make, healthful and appropriate for any occasion. Compliments are guaranteed."

ISABELLAS

1 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oats

Dash salt, optional

Powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar until light. Mix in vanilla, then flour, oats and salt. Chill thoroughly. Shape into small balls and place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten using crisscross indentations with fork. Bake at 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.

-- LU CARLOS, Temecula

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