Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Our family loved the crisp style old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, these are a family classic.

These Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies bring back childhood memories.

That delicious cinnamon smell while baking never leaves our minds.

It brings me right back to those days when mom made them while they were baking.

That's what I love about cooking, all the wonderful kitchen memories, the amazing aroma, and these cookies were the best.

Through the years, I have tried many recipes and always come back to this one because not only is it great but they're so easy to make.

Mom knew best when it came to baking these delicious old-fashioned oatmeal cookies.

These old fashioned oatmeal cookies are over 100 years old made from scratch a crisp cookie in a red cover dish with vintage bird design coffee cup.

My First Fall Cookie

As soon as there's a chill in the air, I get this recipe out.

I love the smell of cinnamon and these old-fashioned oatmeal cookies give that warm fall feeling throughout the house while baking.

This is one cookie that gets me in the mood to bake and everyone loves them.

Mix In's

  • dried fruits
  • peanut butter chips
  • butterscotch or white chocolate chips
  • nuts of any kind
  • raisins

Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips or raisins on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat mat

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Coconut Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Ginger Snap
Triple Chocolate Macadamia

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Old fashioned oatmeal cookies still hot on a cookie sheet out of the oven baked to a crisp golden brown


  1. cookie dough can be wrapped and in the fridge for up to 3 weeks
  2. cookie dough can be made into rounds frozen solid and stored in resealable freezer bags for up to 9 months
  3. frozen cookies can be baked straight from the freezer but may need additional baking time
  4. store cookies in air-tight containers

this is a basic oatmeal cookie recipe that can be changed into anything you want when adding ingredients. These are a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie with a clear coffee mug filled with coffee in the background.

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Yield: 24

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

prep time: 10 min cook time: 12 min total time: 22 mins
These are old fashioned homemade Oatmeal cookies. There are options for plain, raisins and many more ideas. A very versatile cookie batter.


  • Cream together
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • Add:
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla
  • Blend together
  • Stir in:
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 nutmeg
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1 teaspoon or more of cinnamon I love it so I use more!
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • Optional Additions: Split the batter in half add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to one and 1/2 cup raisins to the other. Other suggestions would be using coconut in the same amount and any candy bar you prefer chopped.


  1. Blend all the dry ingredients until it forms together. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop cookies by spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined or greased cookie sheet.
  2. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. These make 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
  3. Note: The longer you cook the crispier they get. Cook less for chewier cookies just until set on top 8 to 10 minutes.
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Old fashioned oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and a hot cup of strong coffee


  1. They look crunchy yet chewy...awesome!

  2. Old fashioned cookies are always the best, and lucky me, I've got all the ingredients in the kitchen to make these today!

  3. I have all my Grandma's handwritten recipe cards. I love making things from them - makes me feel still connected to her. These cookies look delicious!

  4. I love everything about this. Oatmeal cookies are my all-time favorite and I love the fact that this recipe was passed down through several generations in your family!

  5. Can't even tell you how much I love that handwritten recipe card! So adorable! And of course these cookies look and sound amazing :) Thanks for the baking inspiration!

  6. I tend to prefer softer cookies, but as a huge fan of oatmeal cookies, I know I'd love your mom's version, too!

  7. Crispy cookies are perfect for dunking! Which makes these pretty perfect!

  8. Old fashioned oatmeal cookies are also my favorite. My mom also made them all the tiem growing up so they are extra-special to me.

  9. You can't beat a classic oatmeal cookie. So good you can have them for breakfast.

  10. My grandma used to make oatmeal cookies and they are the best! Your recipe looks delicious.

  11. Nothing better than a classic old fashioned cookie (especially those just made for dunking!)

  12. I love oatmeal cookies, the crunchier the better. Your addition of nutmeg makes me curious to try your mom's treat the next time.

  13. mmm what a sweet crisp cookie. This recipe looks super easy and full of ingredients my family loves. Looking forward to trying soon.

  14. Oh God, what a tasty looking this crispy cookie! I am in love with the colors and how simple and short the ingredient list is. Yum!

  15. Dear Claudia, these cookies look beautiful! So crispy and wonderful...I would love one with a cup of tea. XO

  16. I do like oatmeal cookies and I just don't make them enough. Now, for some reason Hubby doesn't like raisins and I do. I guess splitting up the dough would be ideal. Great recipe!!

  17. One of my favorite cookies is oatmeal cookies. I love having these on hand for my even sugar cravings. This looks so good. Perfect for breakfast too.

  18. I just love oatmeal cookies, they remind me of childhood and rainy days! These look yummy

  19. I love oatmeal cookies and these sound delicious! It's always fun to try new recipes, thanks for this one.


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