Another US recipe from The Joy of Cookies, these oatmeal cookies are rich with butter and brown sugar. Sharon Tyler Herbst calls them chameleon-like, saying they change their character with various ingredients. Her variations include coconut-oatmeal, oatmeal-brownie drops (with cocoa powder and chocolate chips), mocha-oatmeal (I refuse to buy instant coffee–I have some standards!), fruited oatmeal (with various dried fruits), and chocolate chip-oatmeal.
This time around I stuck with the tried and true: raisins and toasted walnuts. Amazing!