Quick Oatmeal or Wheat Flake Cookies

About 3 dozen 2-inch cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
cup butter
Add and cream well:
cup firmly packed brown sugar
cup granulated sugar
Combine and beat in until smooth:
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
Sift together and add to the above ingredients:
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon double-acting baking powder
teaspoon salt
When beaten smooth, add:
1 cup uncooked quick rolled oats or wheat flakes
For a different flavor or texture, try adding one of the following:
( cup chocolate chips)
(1 teaspoon grated orange rind)
( cup raisins)
(1 can flaked coconut)
Beat the mixture well. Drop cookies 2 inches apart on a well-greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown.