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're 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.

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

Childhood Memories

Growing up, my mom made oatmeal cookies all the time and I loved them still warm.

I still make them once in awhile for my oldest son Chad. They are now his favorite cookie.

He loves them with raisins, my other son loves chocolate chips in them.

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.

A collage of old fashioned oatmeal cookies in a heart shape with bird design coffee cup and a cookie sheet of oatmeal cookies cooling

These are a crispy cookie!

If you love chewy oatmeal cookies this recipe isn't for you.

These oatmeal cookies are an old fashioned, 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.

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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins


1 1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup shortening 
Beat together

2 eggs
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.


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.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes. These make 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Note: The longer you cook the crispier they get.
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  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!


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