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Dad's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Among Mother's old newspaper clippings and recipes scribbled on the back of envelopes, I came across this treasured recipe. It always gives me a warm feeling when I go through her recipe box, and I have fond memories of her baking these cookies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, cereal, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 121 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.