5 cups flour
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground clove
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups soft butter
3 cups sugar
About 3 cups raisins
1 1/2 cups reserved raisin juice
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Cover raisins in water and boil until plump. About 5-8 minutes. Reserve 1 1/2 cups raisin juice and let cool.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
In a seperate mixing bowl, mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add raisin juice, vanilla and eggs mixing completely.
Add the liquid bowl to the dry bowl a little at a time stirring well between additions.
Once the cookie dough is thoroughly mixed, stir in raisins and oats.
Place on u greased cookie sheets 2 inches apart in tablespoons.
Bake for 7-10 minutes or until centers are baked through and not doughy.
Cool on a wire rack.