Grandma Helen's Oatmeal Cookies

Laurie Sanders Recipe

By Laurie Sanders rhinemaidens3

I had asked my grandmother for some cookie recipes awhile back and she very kindly included her oatmeal cookie recipe which I have always loved. I really dislike oatmeal cookies with cinnamon and nutmeg, etc. in them so I was thrilled to get this recipe. It can be tailored to your tastes as far if you prefer nuts or chocolate chips or raisins or whatever!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This was one great cookie. I added coconut to this recipe and really enjoyed the mix of flavors. The coconut was so unusual. I love how you can customize these to your liking. I've been sneaking "just one" all day!


1 c
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1 c
white sugar
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large
eggs, well-beaten
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
white flour
3 c
quick oatmeal
2 c
coconut (or you choice of nuts, raisins, date, chocolate chips, etc.)

Directions Step-By-Step

Either use a cookie scoop and drop and bake immediately or form the dough into 2" rolls in plastic and refrigerate until chilled then slice and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #coconut, #oatmeal
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    Tess TJM tmoo - Aug 17, 2011
    thank you Laurie for asking her.... and then sharing the recipe with us!!!!... if you chill the dough in a 2" roll, how wide of slices do you cut????
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - Aug 17, 2011
    oh yum Laurie; Oatmeal is my favorite cookie with pecans and coconut added to them!!!
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 17, 2011
    Thank you Laurie! I love oatmeal cookies with raisins in them. However I am going to try Stepahnie's suggestion and try with pecans and coconut. Thanks for sharing your grandma's recipe. I needed a good oatmeal cookie recipe. LOL
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    Stephanie Dodd skeen - Aug 17, 2011
    yes, if you like coconut and pecans Juliann, it is soooo good in oatmeal cookies.
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    Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 17, 2011
    Hi Stephanie, yes I love pecans and coconut. So I am going to try Laurie's oatmeal cookie recipe with your suggestion using the nuts and coconut. Will let you both know how it comes out. LOL