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

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 36
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Cooking Method: Bake


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 eggs
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)

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Teresa Jacobson Recipe
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Jacksonville, FL (pop. 821,784)
Member Since Oct 2010
Teresa's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user Teresa Jacobson foundmyzen - Jul 7, 2011
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user 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!
user Tammy Fryar tamfryar - Jan 10, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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