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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

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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March 7, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks for posting this! My hubby only likes soft cookies so I
know he will love these!!

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