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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

2 each: 121 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

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Gloriajean66
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"Cookie tast good but rather thin they spread out to much did better when I didn't flatten them out I added a few raisins also"

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niteshrd
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"This is really Nice recipe!!!"

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zomora
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"Great cookie, my third time to make them and I tweaked the recipe a bit. 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white, used special-k since I did not have bran, 1/2 cup white flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat, 1/4 cup ground flax seed,and 1/4 cup wheat germ. delicious!!"

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zomora
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"This is my second time to make these awesome cookies. I added 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon second time. These cookies store so well. I live in the jungle of Ecuador and it is hard to keep baked goods with mold, but these do well i airtight container."

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Black Lady
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Excellent recipe."

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jav4u
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"I love this easy recipe, my parents used to drink raw eggs, so I dont worry about samonela....thanks for sharing this personal story...and recipe."

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forsytheann
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"excellent, crispy cookie. YUM"

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