Soft Oatmeal Cookies

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Oatmeal cookies are a delicious sweet snack that many people love. Kids will especially enjoy some soft oatmeal cookies to eat.


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Soft Oatmeal Cookies I

This is the original version of my Oatmeal Cookie Recipe which has been a favorite of my family for 40 years. This is a soft, not a crisp, cookie.


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sour milk (or sweet milk plus 1 teaspoon vinegar)

Optional - one or all

  • 1/2 cup each any combination of
  • raisins
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut
  • chopped pecans or walnuts


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to egg mixture alternately with sour milk. Add optional ingredients. Drop by teaspoon or roll into walnut size balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.


Makes about 3 dozen cookies. I double this recipe... they go fast!

By Harlean from Arkansas from Hot Springs, Arkansas

Soft Oatmeal Cookies II


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 5 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick oatmeal
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder


Cook raisins. Let cool. Mix sugar, shortening and eggs together. Add soda, 5 Tbsp. raisin juice and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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This recipe was the one I used often with a family of 7. With so many children, it was the easiest and cheapest recipe to make. Through the years, I have learned to slightly underbake cookies. They will be much better.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups oatmeal (either quick cooking or regular)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix butter and shortening thoroughly.

Mix in brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix together flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Lastly add oatmeal. Roll into balls. Smash balls with bottom of glass, dipped in sugar.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown

Servings: 36-60
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8 to 10 Minutes

Source: I have had it so many years, I have no idea where it came from.

By Elaine S. from Near Cedar Rapids, IA

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