This is a pretty good cookie, but not a great cookie. I followed the directions exactly, and ended with tons of wonderful crunchy but still moist cookies. The problem is that the flavor is a little confused. The oat flavor is muted; the cloves stands out front and center; the raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla are well balanced. For an oatmeal raisin cookie I want the oatmeal and the raisins to be fighting for prominence, not the cloves. I could accept the spiciness of the cloves more if there was a complexity to it such as happens in curry or in pumpkin pie. Some reviewers have suggested adding ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, etc. to spice it up and I think that has the potential to turn this from good to great.
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This is a pretty good cookie, but not a great cookie. I followed the directions exactly, and...