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Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

Among Mother's old newspaper clippings and recipes scribbled on the back of envelopes, I came across this treasured recipe. It always gives me a warm feeling when I go through her recipe box, and I have fond memories of her baking these cookies.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, cereal, baking soda and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks.
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  • Gloriajean66
    Aug 23, 2014

    Cookie tast good but rather thin they spread out to much did better when I didn't flatten them out I added a few raisins also

  • niteshrd
    Dec 6, 2013

    This is really Nice recipe!!!

  • zomora
    Sep 25, 2011

    Great cookie, my third time to make them and I tweaked the recipe a bit. 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white, used special-k since I did not have bran, 1/2 cup white flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat, 1/4 cup ground flax seed,and 1/4 cup wheat germ. delicious!!

  • zomora
    Sep 16, 2011

    This is my second time to make these awesome cookies. I added 1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon second time. These cookies store so well. I live in the jungle of Ecuador and it is hard to keep baked goods with mold, but these do well i airtight container.

  • Black Lady
    Jan 18, 2011

    Excellent recipe.

  • jav4u
    Jan 24, 2010

    I love this easy recipe, my parents used to drink raw eggs, so I dont worry about samonela....thanks for sharing this personal story...and recipe.

  • forsytheann
    Jan 24, 2010

    excellent, crispy cookie. YUM

  • emmilee
    Mar 27, 2007

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