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Mama's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies


"Chewy and delicious. Everyone that tries my oatmeal cookies gets hooked! I recreated this recipe from memory from my childhood. They are so good, they have a place in every woman's cookbook in my family."
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25 m servings 117 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)


  • Calories:
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat brown sugar, shortening, milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl until mixture is creamy. Stir oats, flour, baking soda, and salt into moist ingredients. Drop dough by spoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  1. 28 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I got 48 cookies out of this, as the recipe said. They spread pretty well and cooked in about 10 minutes.

Most helpful critical review

I was very disappointed with this recipes, very little flavour. Luckily I baked a test cookie. I added butter, an extra egg and some cinnamon. I also did not find them to be very chewy.

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I got 48 cookies out of this, as the recipe said. They spread pretty well and cooked in about 10 minutes.

Just made these cookies and is a keeper!!! Didn't have shortening so used magerine,I always double vanilla, and added cinnamon. The texture is perfect, spread is perfect, cookies are perfect. ...

Overall good recipe - I would describe these as a plain oat-oatmeal cookie, no raisins, cinnamon, molasses. It was nice for a change and they baked up well, turning golden within the 8-10 minute...

This is a wonderful recipe. Reading the reviews I decided to add a teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 eggs instead of one. I also added 1/2 cup raisins . I used whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup butter...

perfectly chewy! I changed it up a bit by adding cranberries instead of raisins and used rolled oats instead of quick oats. They give better consistency.......basically.......loved it!!!!

I had a day off from work and came across this recipe. It's pretty awesome easy to do and very quick! It makes a ton of cookies as well. I'm just afraid that I won't have any left for my boyfrie...

The cookies were GREAT! I had been looking for a very chewy oatmeal cookie and looks like I found it. Will be making more soon...

Very good. A good combination of soft and chewy an crispy. When I tasted the batter it was a bit salty, so next time I might add just a touch less salt, or mix it longer. I also used butter b...

Very good chewy cookie with crispy edges. I was out of vanilla extract, so I substituted almond extract. In place of the shortening, I used 1/4C butter and 3/4C of coconut oil. I also added abou...