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Selma's Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Selma's Best Oatmeal Cookies

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"Oatmeal cookies with walnuts or pecans."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together shortening, white sugar, brown sugar. Then add 1 beaten egg.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and ground cinnamon and add to first mixture. Then add quick rolled oats, finely crushed walnuts or pecans and vanilla.
  3. Cover and chill for an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Place walnut sized pieces of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Butter the bottom of a small glass, dip in sugar and flatten out the little pieces. You need not rebutter each time. Bake for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2005

These cookies were very good, I prefer a more cake like oatmeal cookie and these were kind of flat and crispy. Next time I would use less butter as they were a little greasy, but over all very tasty

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2009

I tried this recipe and knew that I did everything correctly. measurements and temperature. the taste is okay, but its gooey and sloppy. It didn't even form right! Worst is, some cookie on the baking sheet weren't cooked at all! I think, someone should modify the recipe. :(


10 Ratings

Feb 02, 2006

My co-worker makes these all the time and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. An easy recipe that makes a great *crispy* oatmeal cookie. Don't make if you are looking for a chewy cookie, these are not that. But boy are they good.

Aug 29, 2002

These cookies wouldn't form a dough without some effort. There seemed to be too dry. Next time I make them I may try adding some milk. Regardless, they tasted good. :)

Oct 22, 2008

These are really good, but are more like a sugar cookie than a traditional oatmeal cookie. I liked them, but still prefer the traditional, more cake-like oatmeal cookies. I also added half a cup of flaked coconut to this recipe and it made them extra yummy.

Feb 28, 2006

This is a great oatmeal cookie recipe - I like to add a little bit of peanutbutter and some peanutbutter chips!

Jul 11, 2011

I really enjoyed these cookies. I did make one change though. I always taste the cookie dough before baking and thought it was a bit bland so I added 1/2 tsp. salt. I think if you used butter or margarine you wouldn't need to add salt.

Nov 11, 2010

These were okay. I thought they were too sweet and they didn't spread out like I thought they would. The dough was a bit dry, but I just used a scoop and it worked pretty well.


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  • Calories
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

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

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