Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies

Fran Miller


This recipe is the original one off the Quaker Oats box. I thought I'd post it since it's my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe, plus I haven't seen it on an oatmeal box in quite some time.

It took awhile for me to figure out why I liked these cookies so much, then I realized that they have NO CINNAMON in them! Not that you couldn't add some, but that was the difference.

Homemade oatmeal cookies... a pleasure from my childhood to yours. Got milk? =^..^=


★★★★☆ 4 votes

Makes 42 cookies
15 Min
5 Min


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1 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
3 c
dry oatmeal
3/4 c
1 c
brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
white sugar
large egg
1/4 c
1 tsp


1/2 c
raisins, more or less
1/2 c
craisins (cranberry raisins)
1/2 c
chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 c
flaked coconut
1/2 c
chopped walnuts

How to Make Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray cookie sheets.
  • 2Put the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and oatmeal) in a medium bowl. Mix together well.
  • 3NOTE: I mix the ingredients in this recipe by hand, using the large meat fork from my cutlery set. After years of it taking up space in my drawer, it gets used several times a week now. This photo shows the meat fork next to a regular dinner fork. If you've got one, use it!
  • 4Put the rest of the ingredients (Crisco, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, water, and vanilla) in a larger bowl. Mix together well.
  • 5Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix until well-combined.
  • 6Add any optional ingredients you like. In my family, some like plain oatmeal cookies and others like raisins, so I make the plain ones first, then stir in a few raisins to finish out the baking. (I've also been known to separate the cookie dough into separate bowls & add a little bit of different extras to each bowl.) Make them any way you like. Cookies should be fun! =^..^=
  • 7Drop with a teaspoon (or a small scoop) on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, depending on how soft or crunchy you like your oatmeal cookies.
  • 8Cool on cooling racks. Or eat them warm. You know you want to! Pass the milk, please. =^..^=

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About Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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