Oatmeal Cookies

It's taken me a long time to find an oatmeal cookie that I'm happy with. I think this might be the one. I like the idea of the walnuts being toasted. It just adds a little extra flavor.

1 1/2 cups walnuts

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 cus Old Fashioned oatmeal

1 1/2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast walnuts in oven 5-10 minutes. In mixer bowl cream sugars and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix and add oatmeal until completely blended. Stir in raisins and toasted walnuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.