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Rolled Oat Cookies

I like to keep some of this dough in the freezer at all times since it's so handy to slice, bake and serve at a moment's notice. These wholesome cookies are super with a cup of coffee - in fact, we occasionally grab a few for breakfast when we're in a hurry. -Kathi Peters, Chilliwack, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Shape into two 1-1/2 in. rolls; wrap tightly in waxed paper. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Cut into 1/2-in. slices and place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 188 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • john
    Feb 23, 2020

    I started to use the recipe but noticed there are no eggs. Is that correct?

  • Neo
    Dec 2, 2018

    Easy to make, tasty. I didn't refrigerate them though, I just shaped them into cookies and immediately backed them. Added a pecan in the middle too. They turned out well

  • stellaa
    Feb 14, 2018

    I just to the cookies out of the oven or should I say bricks. OMG they are terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE. Oh Yea, I didn't cook to long. I followed the recipe to the T.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    I made these over the years and everyone loves them. They're not all that sweet just plain good!!

  • barfive
    Nov 18, 2012

    Awesome not too sweet cookie, adding mini chocolate chips to this for a nice variation.

  • ncripe
    Sep 23, 2010

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  • laaalaala_13
    Apr 12, 2010

    I didn't even slice and bake them, I just used my cookie scoop, no refrigeration needed and they tasted amazing!

  • Nancyvdb
    Nov 6, 2009

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  • Jan
    Mar 6, 2006

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