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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy, old fashioned oatmeal cookies – a quick and simple recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American


  • measuring cups and spoons
  • medium bowl
  • electric mixer
  • cookie sheets
  • mixing spoon
  • oven mitts
  • wire rack
  • pancake lifter
  • parchment paper
  • waxed paper


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Softened at room temp.
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Turn oven to 350 F
  • Place butter in bowl. Add sugars , eggs and vanilla flavouring
  • Beat on medium speed until smooth and well mixed.
  • Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the batter
  • Stir with mixing spoon until moist
  • Cut parchment paper and place on cookie sheets
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on cookie sheets
  • Bake on the centre rack in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  • Remove the cookie sheet on the wire rack
  • Let stand for 2 minutes before removing cookies with pancake lifter to the waxed paper on the counter.
  • Cool the cookies completely in an air tight container with a lid
  • Makes approx. 3 doz.


Optional extra ingredients to add to your classic old fashioned oatmeal cookies include, 1 cup of the following
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
  • White Chocolate
  • Half Cup White Chocolate/Half Cup Dried Cranberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Skor Bits
  • Candy coated chocolate pieces
  • Raisins
Turning these cookies into a great Christmas Cookie!
Keyword Cookies, Oatmeal