Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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I'm the fourth generation of cooks in my family to bake these cookies. When my grandmother sent me a batch for my birthday one year, I asked her for the recipe. That's when I learned it was originally my great-grandmother's recipe. It's one that I will definitely make sure gets passed on! —Loretta Pakulski, Indian River, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 222 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and milk; mix well. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until done. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Spiced Oatmeal Cookies in Country Extra November 1993, p49

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LorNiles User ID: 8871760 263426
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2017

"The recipe is perfect as written. The cinnamon gives it a unique touch. I highly recommend this recipe."

berta0717 User ID: 2145161 224555
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"These are great cookies. Super moist and soft. I will be making these again."

Mike Turner User ID: 1488112 15679
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"Very good"

k1ilby1 User ID: 7537782 14962
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"These are the best. They are so great."

srost User ID: 6383383 25987
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Yummm added broken up left over heath bars form Halloween and some pecans-had three eggs to use up so did a batch and a half , all butter and used 4 Tbs of cream instead of milk and they flattened nicely-I also used a silpat instead of greasing the cookie sheet -definitely could play with this recipe and add more spices, nuts, choc or butterscotch chips, dried fruit etc. Definitely making this one again"

sazzlebury User ID: 7335757 33894
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"I like to use cookie scoop amounts of dough and found these came out a little heavy and the texture was course. They seemed to lack either some liquid or more shortening as it seemed they could have flattened out a bit more in the oven."

icanbme User ID: 7134643 15388
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I used a Food Processor for the oats and made it a fine powder. I didn't have enough brown sugar so I made my own, using the food processor. 1 tablespoon Light Molasses to 1 cup white sugar. I rolled the dough into ping pong ball size. That way they get a little chewy. I am passing this one on to my friends at the gym. This made 60 cookies at 73 calories each. Great for breakfast."

ruthjoe User ID: 1058746 40017
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Very good cookie! I used 1/2 c margarine and 1/2 c butter for the shortening and used quick oats instead of old fashioned."

Bethmerle User ID: 6528402 41890
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"This has now become one of my favorite recipes. Theses cookies came out so yummy my husband and I couldn't stop eating them. They were easy to make, however, I did add about a teaspoon of fresh grated nutmeg as I love the extra spice of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed."

kjv1611_girl User ID: 6046253 16352
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"These are delicious! The only change I made was I added about 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup, because we like the cookies a little sweeter. This is going in my favorite recipies cookbook"

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