Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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A hint of cinnamon makes these chewy oatmeal cookies stand out from all others. The recipe makes a big batch, so it's perfect when you need a snack for a crowd. —Terri Crum, Fort Scott, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:78 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 78 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups shortening
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 4-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 158 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses and vanilla. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool Yield: about 13 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p86

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MartieB56 121151
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Excellent oatmeal cookies! Made some with raisins and some with chocolate chips.Needed cookies for a bake sale but I'm going to have to save some for myself!"

bltbananas 126861
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"A bit too sweet for my taste although I typically love the super sweet stuff. Not enough oatmeal flavor and way too much work for the outcome. Perhaps adding raisins would have made them better but I did not have any on hand. They were not a hit at my party only a couple of people ate one and they did not make any comments regarding the taste. But they raved about other things so I sent the huge amount of left overs to work with my husband hoping his co-workers would eat them."

smjrks 87871
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"easy and YUMMY!"

cdcdowell 90940
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"I usually don't like oatmeal cookies but these were one of the best cookies I have ever eaten. Everyone loved them!!"

karenbros 124392
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"Mmmmmm good! The best tasting oatmeal cookies I've made. I used butter-flavored shortening and chilled the dough for 60 minutes. Next time, I plan to add a cup of milk chocolate chips."

butdartt 47310
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"Wonderfully delicious cookies! I halved the recipe and added raisins. They are melt in your mouth good. Family ate them quickly."

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