My Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

I wanted to share my very favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with you. It came from this little booklet that my Mom put in my Christmas stocking over 30 years ago. The booklet was printed in 1980 ~ I’m not sure what year she actually gave it to me, but good recipes never get old! It also has a great Snickerdoodle Recipe, but that’s for another day…


Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • 2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup melted margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  1. Beat sugar, margarine, and eggs together.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda and add to first mixture.
  3. Add oatmeal and blend completely.
  4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (or use nonstick baking mat) leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  5. Bake in 350°F oven 12 to 15 minutes.

These are great as simple oatmeal cookies or you can add m&m’s to the batter like I did here. This batch was going to a summer picnic so I used the seasonal red, white, and blue m&m’s.


And here are the yummy cookies fresh from the oven!


Another option is to add a cup (or 2) of chocolate chips, a cup of raisins, or both to the batter before baking. Our favorite is to add both!

This recipe makes about 5 to 6 dozen cookies which is a good thing because they will go fast!!

Thanks for stopping by,


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5 Responses to My Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Mary B says:

    Yum! We are going to the beach July 4th week so these will be perfect & patriotic!


  2. Kat says:

    I am definitely going to try these. They look delicious!


  3. Sharon Siegel says:

    I can’t wait to try the oatmeal cookies with the kids, I think Ava and Grant will love to make them with grandma. We will have to add m&m’s. Love-you


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