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Iowa City Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Iowa City Oatmeal Cookies

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"Oatmeal cookies with all the trimmings. A delicious snack anytime."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in the egg, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, whole wheat flour, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Then stir in the oatmeal, chocolate chips, walnuts, and cereal. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 10, 2008

In my opinion, these are better than traditional oatmeal raisin cookies. This is a good option for someone who prefers chocolate over raisins (because after all, raisins are just wanna-be chocolate chips), or someone who likes a hearty, not too sweet cookie. I used olive oil, almonds, and regular oatmeal. Stirring the dough took a little elbow grease -- at the end I had more success with a wooden spoon than the electronic beaters. I did end up adding a splash of milk to make it easier to work with. This dough does NOT keep well, so bake right away. The cookies do not spread out very much, so you can load the pan pretty closely.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 29, 2008

Dough was extremely stiff, rather hard to work with. The cookies were OK, but I'll stick with my favorite recipe next time.


29 Ratings

Feb 22, 2005

These are really good. In an effort to keep my husband away from some of the really gross snack foods (Little Debbies, Hostess Twinkies...) I have been making more things from scratch and these will be a staple at our house. Normally I take great pains to follow a recipe to the letter the first time but I was out of chocolate chips and used Reeses Peanut Butter Chips instead and was very pleased with the result. Thanks for a great recipe. Additional Note! I made these again a couple of weeks later and (still) didn't have any chocolate chips and put in a heaping 1/2 cup of toffee chips. Wonderful.....

Mar 09, 2009

This is our new favorite cookie recipe! The texture of the grape nuts really makes it what it is. We made them even healthier by using 1/2 the butter and replacing the other half with applesauce. I also like to double the recipe and make a few batches and then freeze some of the dough for later use. We also eat the dough straight from the freezer. :)

Nov 24, 2008

I love this recipe! I was looking for something more healthy than our usual chocolate chip recipe, and this is perfect. I have made these several times now, according to the recipe, and the texture is great. Soft on the inside, but crispy on the outside, and the grape nuts provide a nice little crunch. You don't need to eat alot to be filled. Great recipe - thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2006

Really tasty with a tall glass of milk! I added some almond extract, a little nutmeg, and some cinnamon. I used almonds instead of walnuts. I didn't have the grapenuts, so I just left that part out. I love the combination of white and whole wheat flour. Makes for a great texture! :)

Nov 07, 2011

Used some old grapenuts--turned out perfect. Had a lot of young people here--they gobbled them up. Liked the reference to Iowa City--my favorite place in the world!

Aug 16, 2011

Will you believe me if I say these are the best cookies I've ever tasted yet? Pinch me. I'm not dreaming. THEY ARE!! GRAPE NUTS RULE!! I kept everything the same except using 2 cups oats (didn't have enough) and 2 cups of chocolate/toffee bits (didn't have chocolate chips & walnuts). Basically you can use whatever you have in your pantry and I bet these cookies will still rock. The batter is a bit dry (I squished the balls real good) and my cookies DID spread (some turned into cookie bars- still Mmm) and in 10 minutes some of them did burn on the bottom so make sure you keep a close watch over them. btw, GRAPE NUTS RULE!! :D


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  • Calories
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

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

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