Excellent Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Excellent Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Excellent Oatmeal Cookies

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"This is a chewy oatmeal cookie."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    56 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and nuts until just blended. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for about 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2005

These are absolutely delicious! I read that some reviewers' cookies were coming apart, so I added 1/8 c extra flour as recommended and I made sure that I rolled the cookies into tight balls before placing on cookie sheet. I also reduced salt by half, due to reviews that the cookies were too salty. Will make again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2008

These were alright.

Apr 26, 2005

This was a big hit with my students. The first batch came out a little too flat, though (not like the picture). I added 1/4 cup more flour and 1/2 cup more oatmeal, and that made them nice and big (still chewy) without being too stiff. I'll certainly be making these again.

Dec 15, 2003

These are absolutely delicious cookies. We love cookies that stay soft, and these are perfect. I read the reviews before I made them, and used 2 tablespoons less margarine than called for. They didn't spread flat at all, and the texture is soft and chewy. I baked them on my air bake cookie sheet and it took about 16 minutes. I also chopped up the walnuts real well, and every bite has bits of walnuts in it. Delicious!!!

Oct 14, 2006

The cookies are tasty, but they took really long to cook at 325 degrees, about 20 minutes. I tried turning up the temperature to 350 degrees the second time around and the cookies baked for about 15 minutes. The texture of the cookies was better that way; still chewy but not too sticky.

Nov 12, 2010

This was a very nice, basic, oatmeal cookie. I am waiting for the second batch to come out of the oven now... It upsets me when people rate recipes that they have made changes to before they have even tried it. If you have made changes, then it is not the same recipe, and you should be submitting a recipe instead of a review. I followed this recipe as it was written, and they are a very nice oatmeal cookie. For those who thought they spread out to much, look at the picture. Mine turned out exactly like that. If you don't want a flat cookie, find a different recipe.

Oct 07, 2002

Easy to make and good results. I used some applesause to top off my butter and it worked out well. I don't think it was an overly chewy cookie though as the recipe claims.

Oct 27, 2009

I am always searching for the ultimate cookie recipe that makes a good snack for me. After going through all the reviews of this oatmeal recipe I went to work to create my best cookie ever. Instead of 1 cup of butter I used just 1/2 cup and used pure cane sugar instead of brown sugar with just 3/4 of a cup. I added 2 cups of unbleached flour with 3/4 tsp of baking soda and small amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon. They were easy to mold and came out very shapely with a good chewy texture. I did not add walnuts but I added 1/2 cup of craisins to the recipe which came out very well for the first time making these cookies. I hope to make these oatmeal cookies again.


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  • Calories
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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