Date: June 7, 2023
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Famous Oatmeal Cookies

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My grandma has so many amazing recipes, especially when it comes to cookies! This is her famous oatmeal cookie recipe and it is one of her best!

My grandma has so many cookie recipes, sometimes it is hard to keep them all straight. Since it has been a while since I added one of GMA's cookie recipes, I thought it was time. When I was going through her recipe box I noticed this Oatmeal Cookie recipe, I really didn't remember it, but I was drawn to it.

It seemed quick, which was what I had time for so, it was a winner in my book! After mixing all the ingredients I just had to try the dough. Yes, I know, raw dough is a no-go, but I have lived this long eating it so I am willing to keep taking the chance. Let me tell you, this dough was amazing, and as soon as I ate it something seemed similar.

After putting a cookie sheet in the oven and baking them off I could not wait to try one. They really puffed up when baking and then deflated when I pulled them out of the oven. I barely left these cookies enough time to cool before I tried one, but then I remembered. Isn't that the magic of food, how it can transport you back to a time or place instantly?

When I spoke to my mom and sister, then knew exactly what cookies I was talking about and how good they were. These are going to be on rotation in our house from now on. While we didn't make it through the entire batch, I am thinking that I need to take the leftovers and mix them in with Vanilla Ice Cream for a deconstructed ice cream sandwich-type thing, because that sounds amazing as well.

I know some of you might think you have to add in nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc., but these cookies are amazing just as the recipe is written. Of course, feel free to add in, but definitely try these famous cookies on their own you will not regret it.

A group of oatmeal cookies on a granite counter.

Famous Oatmeal Cookies

If you are looking for the most amazing Oatmeal Cookies, this is the recipe you need to make. My grandma's Oatmeal Cookies are totally amazing and a total crowd pleaser!
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Cook Time 10 minutes
35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, cookies, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 50 kcal


  • 3/4 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Sifted Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Soda (baking soda)
  • 2 cups Oaker Oats (uncooked) Quak


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Best shortening, sugars, eggs, water, and vanilla together until creamy.
  • Sift together flour, salt, and soda: add ti creamed mixture.
  • If you are going to add in nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips, now is the time.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. allow to cool completely.


Depending on big you make these cookies will depend on how many cookies you will get. For this recipe, my grandma just used a serving teaspoon and rounded it as you see in the video. Since each batch takes from 10-12 min to cook, time will vary for the recipe!


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 194mgPotassium: 2mgSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 7IUCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword Cookie, cookies, grandma recipe, grandma's cookies, OATMEAL, oatmeal cookies
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