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Grandma's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

 Grandma's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
"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.
42 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 214 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.