Old Fashion Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Old Fashion Oatmeal Cookies seem to be everyone’s favorite cookies – they are easy to make and always so delicious!  I like adding raisins to this simple version, but you can add nuts and/or chocolate chips if desired.  Bit into these homemade cookies for a culinary cookie delight.

When my youngest daughter came home from the hospital with her newborn babies, she would call me up and beg me to make my old fashion oatmeal cookies for her.  What is a Mom to do when oatmeal cookies are at the top of your grown child’s request list?  Of course, mommy baked some old fashion oatmeal cookies and had a very happy daughter.  It is important to have a happy daughter.  The rest of the family managed to sneak a few cookies away from her careful watch.

Photo was shared with me by my sister, Carol Arroyo, and her website The Baking Pan.


Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (firmly-packed) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • Raisins (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat until smooth.  Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and ground cinnamon.

  3. Add the rolled oats and continue stirring until combined.  NOTE: If you are adding nuts, raisins, or chips, add them now.  Place round tablespoons of dough on prepared cookie sheets.  The mounds of dough should be no larger than a walnut.

  4. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until light brown and bottoms are golden (cookies should not get brown).  Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.


Additional Oatmeal Cookies You Might Like:

Dunking Platter Cookies
Cowboy Cookies
Maple Oatmeal Cookies
Soft and Chewy Harvest Cookie
Mountain Bar Cookies




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Comments and Reviews

4 Responses to “Old Fashion Oatmeal Cookies Recipe”

  1. Dixie A Petersen

    I love oatmeal cookies! My Mom use to make these wonderful cookies that were always gone pretty much before she could get the last cookie off the baking sheet! Big hit at bake sales, too. They were a soft and chewy cookie, but not just from the oatmeal. The cookies had quite a bit of molasses in them and I think that is why my family loved them so much! I tried to find her recipe book she used for many years, however, no one in the family will admit having it, lol! I’m certain it is a very very old recipe book. Any way the cookies were and are my favorites; I just wish I could bake them once again. I’ve tried recreating them and have gotten close, but not close enough.

  2. Jeff Soard

    I have been making these wonderful cookies for over 40 yes. I’ve looked at different recipes, gone w/my gut – if it’s not broke don’t fix it. When our son-in-law was deployed in Afghanistan I sent these in his “goodie” box. He refused to share and they became his breakfast! My hubby does the same! I always make a double batch. I freeze one etc… I cannot let an opportunity to say kudo’s to Quaker Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies. Thanks to all throughout the years who at one time or another had a hand in production! Again, many thanks!

  3. Niome

    Thank you for sharing your recipe,I baked them today and they are delicious!
    Merry Christmas!

    • Nancy

      Thank you for visiting and come back soon, Merry Christmas to you!


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