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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
24 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter original recipe said shortening **Trick here, for fluffier cookies, trade out one cup butter with 1/2 butter AND 1/2 cup cream cheese (one 8-ounce package)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups oatmeal I use the old fashioned uncooked style
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cream the sugars, butter, and eggs until smooth and fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon, if you like to use your arm muscles. Now here is an interesting note, my great-grandmother would make this recipe the night before and form the dough into a log and cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. The next morning, you remove the plastic wrap, slice and bake the cookies on a greased cookie sheet. I use my 1/8 cup scoop to bake the batter without putting them in the refrigerator. You can make these either way. Bake them at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes if you like a chewy cookie, or 10-11 minutes if you like them crispier.