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Grandma’s Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

7 dozen

"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.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 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.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° until golden brown, 12-14 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 cookies: 214 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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