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


  • 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)


  • 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.


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