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grandma helen's oatmeal cookies

(31 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laurie Sanders
Seattle, WA

I had asked my grandmother for some cookie recipes a while 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 as if you prefer nuts or chocolate chips or raisins or whatever!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Buttery and rich, this old-fashioned oatmeal cookie is fantastic. They're crunchy and crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle. Coconut adds tons of flavor and texture. It's what makes this different from other oatmeal cookies. We opted to add a 12oz bag of chocolate chips along with the coconut and loved these. If you love oatmeal cookies, give these a try. We've been sneaking "just one" all day!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(31 ratings)
yield 10 or more
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma helen's oatmeal cookies

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

How To Make grandma helen's oatmeal cookies

  • Butter, white sugar, and brown sugar creamed together.
    Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
  • Adding eggs and vanilla to creamed butter.
    Add beaten eggs and vanilla.
  • Salt, baking soda, flour, oatmeal, and coconut mixed together.
    In a separate bowl mix together salt, baking soda, flour, oatmeal, and coconut.
  • Adding dry ingredients to the creamed butter.
    Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Stirring in chocolate chips.
    At this time you can fold in the optional nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, or dates.
  • Balls of dough on a baking sheet.
    Use a cookie scoop, drop dough onto a baking sheet (making sure not to overcrowd the pan) and bake immediately. Or, form the dough into 2" rolls in plastic and refrigerate until chilled then slice.
  • Oatmeal cookies baking in the oven.
    Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.