Grandma Helen's Oatmeal Cookies

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Serves: 10 or more
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c butter
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs, well-beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
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.)

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Laurie Sanders Recipe
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Seattle, WA (pop. 608,660)
Member Since Sep 2010
Laurie's notes for this recipe:
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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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!


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.

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user 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????
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Aug 17, 2011
oh yum Laurie; Oatmeal is my favorite cookie with pecans and coconut added to them!!!
user 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
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Aug 17, 2011
yes, if you like coconut and pecans Juliann, it is soooo good in oatmeal cookies.
user 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

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