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Mama's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mama's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 05, 2013

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
May 04, 2014

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.

Mar 01, 2013

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 baking time. I ended up adding some milk chocolate chips to the batter. My family enjoyed these cookies.

Mar 20, 2013

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. Thank you!

Jun 04, 2013

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 boyfriend when he gets home from work asking "what did you do today?"... OH I just ate cookies! LOL! Love this recipe!

May 25, 2013

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...

Mar 29, 2013

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 because I didn't have shortening. Overall, pretty good.

Jun 25, 2014

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 instead of all the shortening. I think I will use coconut oil the next time. Delicious!


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

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

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