Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

I love a good homemade cookie.  Too bad I don’t bake very good ones.  Picky Eater is the star cookie baker in our house ~ her specialty?  Chocolate chip cookies, recipe courtesy of the chocolate chip bag.  I think I recently found my cookie, though.  Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies.  And they are truly old-fashioned.

This recipe comes from my mom’s friend, Ann ~ the friend who gave me her family’s butterscotch crunch squares ice cream dessert recipe.  Ann’s oatmeal cookie recipe was her mother’s, her family calls them Grambi’s Oatmeal Cookies.  I just knew they’d be good.  And they are.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

So, gosh, thinking this recipe may be close to 100 years old?  Not sure on that, but close anyway. I love these recipes that get handed down generations, for good reason.  They’re familiar, comforting, taste great and, who doesn’t love grandma and mom’s cooking?

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s to Grambi and her oatmeal cookies.  Thanks, Ann.  Enjoy an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie with a cold glass of milk and think of your mom or grandma.  I guarantee it will bring a smile to your face.

Best, Kelly ❤️🍪❤️🍪

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Slightly crispy and chewy oatmeal cookies.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Kelly ~ the hungry bluebird
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter room temperature ~ very soft
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup oats (I used old fashioned oats not instant or quick cooking recipe did not specify type of oat)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. In bowl, whisk first 4 dry ingredients to combine. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or with a handheld mixer, cream butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until well mixed and fluffy. Add dry ingredients, a little at a time and combine well. Add the oats and mix just until combined.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute and then remove to wire rack to cool completely. But, by all means, eat a few warm ones! Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Tasty variation: Try pressing a pecan half in the middle of cookie before baking.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

 

12 thoughts

  1. So.. uhm.. how much brown sugar? 😀

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    1. Kelly

      1/2 cup, so sorry and thanks for bringing that to my attention.

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  2. Laurence martin

    December 13, 2016

    My kids beg for these cookies. Literally like puppies. (6 and 3)

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  3. Viktorija

    December 28, 2016

    Hi. These cookies look soooo good! Do you think it would work if i made it with almond flour? Maybe 1/2 cup all purpose and 1/2 cup almond flour. But first im definitely making the original recipe :-). Thank you!!!

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    1. Kelly

      I’ve never used almond flour but I think you could certainly try it. I’ve read you may need more egg or binding agent, like butter. You could try half and half, and if you try all almond flour, you might need to adjust the egg/butter amounts a little bit. Hope that answer helps ~ when it comes to baking, I just follow recipes as written 👩‍🍳😉

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      1. Viktorija

        December 28, 2016

        Thank you!

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  4. I finally made my own grandmother’s cookies! Thank you, Kelly, for bringing these back. My mother remembered something after I baked them up. Her mother would sometimes put a pecan half in the middle of each cookie. When I was a little girl, I didn’t like nuts. She probably left them off for me. I might try the pecan variation on a few cookies in the next batch. They’re delicious, and exactly how I remember them.

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    1. Kelly

      They are so good ~ very popular on the blog right now! I love the pecan in the middle, I am going to try that next batch and then update the post with this option. I love pecans!

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  5. Makin them right now ~ perfect on a snowy afternoon !
    I too love the middle pecan add on but instead I added some coconut I had on hand
    Thank you

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  6. Made these today and they are so good! Perfect recipe!

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    1. Kelly

      So glad you liked them, so simple and good 😋

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  7. Diane Nelson

    May 19, 2017

    Perfect in every way.

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