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Colossal Batch of Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Colossal Batch of Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

With a cookie-loving husband and seven kids, one batch of cookies doesn't last long here! When I make this colossal recipe, I divide it into thirds and make three different types to please everyone. One with chocolate chips and nuts, another with raisins and one with butterscotch chips. Everyone is happy! —Lisa Cooper, Paris, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:162 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a very large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and pecans.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 13-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 95 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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aggie59 User ID: 7468596 261858
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"Are these soft or crisp cookies."

KSalyards User ID: 393850 92579
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Excellent recipe! I only made half a recipe and used one bag of butterscotch chips and they turned out wonderful. I was able to get 90 cookies from half a recipe. Worth every second of my time and will be making them again and again!!!!!"

amkoch User ID: 5404945 159952
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Very good cookie, easy to add whatever extra ingredients you like. Bakes moist soft cookies. Plan to keep this recipe with my fsvorites?"

lfalana User ID: 3908738 159951
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"My son-in-law loved these and has requested me to make them again. I left out the nuts. He likes to zap them in the microwave and eat warm."

deb1710 User ID: 3480047 87545
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"are these hard or soft cookies when done?"

wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 65035
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"These were wonderful! I did make a couple dozen plain and they were great! I did not put in the nuts just chips. I used a medium pampered chef scoop for mine and it made 8 dozen. Will be my oatmeal cookie recipe from now on!"

[email protected] User ID: 874834 65034
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Good cookies! Would this recipe work with no chips and only nuts? Would I have to modify other ingredients?"

workinmomTX User ID: 742853 208173
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"These are great oatmeal cookies! It makes a lot of cookies, plently to feed my teenage sons and their friends.It would be difficult to halve this recipe with the measurements, but could be done.I was worried that my mixer wasn't going to hold all the ingredients. I divided the dough and put some mini chocolate chips in one, nuts for me, and made some plain. All were great! Don't make these if you are dieting. There is a lot of fat and you can't just eat one!"

sejake User ID: 1137212 143287
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2009

"I bring these to potlucks and they go so fast!Everyone loves them!!!!!"

redhummert User ID: 4316524 93112
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2009

"These were so delicious and made enough to refill the cookie jar three times. They freeze well, too. My kids loved that there were three varieties to choose from."

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