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Oatmeal Crispies Recipe

Oatmeal Crispies Recipe

My husband, who normally isn't fond of oatmeal, thinks these old-fashioned cookies are great. With a hint of nutmeg, their aroma is wonderful as they bake...and they taste even better!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt nutmeg and cinnamon and mix well; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 156 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Oatmeal Crispies

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"They were perfect"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Really nice flavor - I used half butter and half butter-flavored shortening - this will be a cookie recipe that I keep handy!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"really good; pretty, too."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"I have made these cookies many times, and my family loves them! This recipe is absolutely the best oatmeal cookie I've ever made!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2008

"Very good--I used half shortening and half butter."

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