Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, the kind grandma baked.  Slightly crispy and chewy, these oatmeal cookies are easy to make and a great snack anytime!

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, cookies on cooling rack with glass of milk

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-school.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, stacked vertically on cooling rack with glass of milk

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 photo of ingredients

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, flour and oats ingredient photo

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, batter on mixer blade.

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 ~ Kelly ❤️🍪❤️🍪

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies, closeup of vertically stacked cookies.

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, slightly crispy and chewy and just like grandma baked.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned oatmeal cookies, homemade oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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

  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • In bowl, whisk first 4 dry ingredients to combine. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

Tasty variation: Try pressing a pecan half in the middle of each cookie before baking.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

 

 

17 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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  8. I made these today and they are SO good! My only change was to add some raisins. I just had to get them out of eyesight so I’d stop eating them, lol. Thank you for the recipe! Sidenote, your blog is beautiful! I just started my own and yours has inspired me to make some changes to make it a bit more visually appealing and easy to navigate. 🙂 so thanks for that too! 🙂

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    1. Kelly

      Raisins will work. Glad you liked the cookies. And thank you, blogging is always a work in progress.

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  9. i added a bag of mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup less sugar. its great!

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    1. Kelly

      I love chocolate chips in oatmeal cookies, good call!

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  10. Hi I made these and they were crispy and yummy. They looked a little flat though… did I use too much dough in the ball? do you know what it might be??

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