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Oatmeal Cookies

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Oatmeal cookie
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I knew it was a special day when I came home from school and Mother had just baked a batch of these Oatmeal Cookies.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 29 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans*, lightly toasted


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine first set of dry ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Combine completely. Slowly add flour mixture until combined. (I like to use my stand mixer to make this cookie dough. As the mixer is running on low, I slowly add the flour mixture.) Hand stir-in oats and nuts*.

For Drop Cookies:
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until done. Take from oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack and cool completely before storing them.

For Bar Cookies:
13 x 9-inch pan - In a greased pan, bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool in pan on rack before cutting.
15 x 10-inch pan - (Jelly roll pan) In a greased pan, bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Also cool in pan.

*I prefer to make these with nuts, but they are typically made with 1/2 raisins and 1/2 nuts or all raisins. Other dried fruits like cranberries may be used. Chocolate chips or coconut would also be a nice addition. Just be sure to not add anymore than 1 total cup of any of the above.
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 5 out of 5
Oatmeal Cookies with subtle flavor!, Member dastoddard

This has now become the favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and the ONLY one my daughter will eat. It has interesting texture, taste, and a rare find for me.

59 out of 61 people found this helpful.

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