Homemade Oatmeal Cookies


This is my favorite oatmeal recipe that was passed down to me from my grandma when I was a little girl. I entered 4-H food competitions with this recipe and did pretty well!

Homemade Oatmeal Cookies, I added Chocolate Chips

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It’s a simple recipe that the whole family will enjoy! I like mine plain, my husband likes his with chocolate chips and my Papa likes his with raisins. I’ve also added pecans, walnuts or M&Ms in the past.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix 1 cup of sugar, 1cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of shortening.


Next, add in 2 eggs and 1tsp of vanilla.

IMG_8366Now sift the 1.5 cup of flour into the bowl and add 1 tsp of baking soda and ½ tsp of salt.


Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Pour in about half a cup at a time. Next, you will fold in 3 cups of oats.

IMG_8371If you like your oatmeal cookies plain then you can skip this next step! Add-ins will be added last. Today I added 1 cup of chocolate chips, at my husband’s request. Like I said before, pecans, walnuts, raisins, M&Ms or chocolate chips can all be added. I add about 1 cup to 1.5 cups.

Your dough is now ready! This is what mine looks like… YUMMY


Spoon dough onto a cookie sheet about 1-1.5 inches apart.


And cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown!


I place mine on a cookie rack for about 5 minutes before serving.


See that was easy! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!


Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pre-time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes


1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ c flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

3 cup oats- instant

*optional- 1 cup chocolate chips, pecans or raisins

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar and shortening until creamy.

Step 3: Add in eggs and vanilla

Step 4: In another medium size mixing bowl, sift flour and add in baking soda and salt.

Step 5: Add dry mix to creamed mixture, ½ cup at a time.

Step 6: Fold in oats, 1 cup at a time

Step 7: Add chocolate chips or pecans

Step 8: Spray cookie sheet with Pam or line cookie sheet with foil

Step 9: Spoon dough onto cookie sheet, about 1-1 ½ apart.

Step 10: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Homemade Oatmeal Cookies, I added Chocolate Chips

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