Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Pin for Later
When my kids were little, I made these once a week. Now that they are grown, I still make them once in awhile for my oldest son Chad. They are still his favorite cookie. He loves raisins. I split the batter in half and add 1/2 cup raisins to it for him. The rest of the gang aren't raisin lovers.
I can add chocolate chips to the other half (1/2 cup of chocolate chips) and make everyone happy. I love them anyway you make them, plain with raisins or chocolate chips. Once in a blue moon, I add 1/2 cup coconut also, that is another delicious addition to these cookies that I love to add. I am a big coconut fan. No matter how you adapt them to your family, they are easy oatmeal cookies that everyone will rave about.
If I had to guess this recipe is over 60 years old now and been in the family more than 100 years!
If you love chewy cookies this recipe isn't for you. More like crispy crunchy cinnamon spiced oatmeal cookies. I usually bake them until they are very golden brown. Great for dunking in your coffee.
These are what we grew up on, mom called harder cookies dunkers! Dad always liked to dunk his cookies in coffee.
My whole household likes crisp cookies over soft ones. I do have a great recipe for soft oatmeal raisin cookies also for all the soft cookie lovers out there with the link below.
If you bake them less time them will stay chewy while warm, but as they cool they still crisp up.