Aunt Judie's Oatmeal Cookies aka THE Best Oatmeal Cookie EVER!

Teresa Jacobson Recipe

By Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen

20 Min
15 Min

I've never liked oatmeal cookies until my husband's Aunt Judie made these. They are soft, and so full of flavor that I forget there is even oatmeal in them!!
Aunt Judie passed away in 2010. Every time I make these I think of her. She was a great lady and a great cook. I was lucky enough to know her and even luckier that she passed on some of her wonderful recipes to me. Her humor and warmth are greatly missed.

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1 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
ground flaxseed, optional
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
margarine, softened
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3.4 oz
vanilla instant pudding mix
2 large
2 1/2 c
quick cooking rolled oats (i use old fashioned oats because i like the texture better)
1 c
coconut, flaked
1 c
chopped nuts (try cinnamon spiced nuts --- yum! my recipe for those is on here too)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, blend margarine, brown sugar, and pudding mix; beat until smooth. Beat in eggs.
Gradually stir in flour mixture, oats, coconut and nuts. Batter will be stiff.
Roll dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your hand.
Bake for 10- 12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool slightly on pan before removing to cooling rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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Tammy Fryar tamfryar
Jan 10, 2012
I made these this afternoon and as per my norm I "tweaked" the recipe just a smidge....I put in a lil orange zest and a handful of Craisins. Now my question - does anyone else think there needs to be a tad of salt in this recipe?? To me they tasted just a smidgen flat, but not terribly so. This is a wonderful oatmeal cookie recipe! I have searched far and wide for a recipe SOFT like this and one that does not spread ALL OVER the cookie sheet while bakin! LOL!
Tammy Fryar tamfryar
Jan 10, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen
Jan 11, 2012
I'm glad you liked them Tammy! You are certainly welcome to add salt -- I omit salt wherever I can and I just figured the 1 c. of margarine probably had enough salt in it for me. Thanks for trying my aunt's recipe!