Grandma's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Grandma's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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"Ever since my husband's grandmother gave me this special recipe, I haven't made another oatmeal cookie recipe. The pudding mix makes them chewy," relates Donna Trumbauer of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

Nutritional Facts

214 calories: 2 each, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the oats, flour, dry pudding mix and baking soda; gradually add to the cream mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 7 dozen.
Originally published as Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies in Country Woman May/June 2001, p21

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"Wish my Grandma had made cookies like this. These were fantastic. This recipe was really fun to fool around with. Instead of using quick oats I used Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Oats. I substituted by weight and not volume. I divided the recipe and put Raisinets in part; peanut butter cup chips in some and bittersweet chocolate chips, dried cherries and walnuts in the third portion. I used a size 20 scoop and got 54 cookies. I baked at 350 degrees 13 minutes. I added 1 t. of salt to the recipe, but I would not do that again."

Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Lost this recipe and was in a panic, it's a favorite of all my family. It is a huge batch and hard to mix, so cut in 1/2 and use hook beater to mix or a strong husband to help. So worth it - Thanks for sharing -"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2008

"This recipe is easily cut in half. The cookies are rich and taste great! They will not last long in this house."

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