Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the oats. Soak remaining oats in milk for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add oat mixture, the reserved oats and remaining ingredients. Stir until well blended. Drop by heaping tablespoonsful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on a rack for a few minutes before removing cookies.