Colossal Batch of Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Colossal Batch of Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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With a cookie-loving husband and seven kids, one batch of cookies doesn't last long here! When I make this colossal recipe, I divide it into thirds and make three different types to please everyone. One with chocolate chips and nuts, another with raisins and one with butterscotch chips. Everyone is happy! —Lisa Cooper, Paris, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:162 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 162 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 95 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. In a very large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and pecans.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 13-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Colossal Batch of Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p50

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Excellent recipe! I only made half a recipe and used one bag of butterscotch chips and they turned out wonderful. I was able to get 90 cookies from half a recipe. Worth every second of my time and will be making them again and again!!!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Very good cookie, easy to add whatever extra ingredients you like. Bakes moist soft cookies. Plan to keep this recipe with my fsvorites?"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"My son-in-law loved these and has requested me to make them again. I left out the nuts. He likes to zap them in the microwave and eat warm."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"are these hard or soft cookies when done?"

Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"These were wonderful! I did make a couple dozen plain and they were great! I did not put in the nuts just chips. I used a medium pampered chef scoop for mine and it made 8 dozen. Will be my oatmeal cookie recipe from now on!"

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