Amish Oatmeal Cookies ..slice and Bake in a Roll

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by grandma2969

These are nice to keep on hand.freeze well and you can have fresh cookies in a snap...I like to glaze them with a little powdered sugar and hot water and make a thin glaze and brush a little on tops of warm cookies..let set on rack till glaze is dry..the use of nuts and/or raisins is optional

Top Review by Rose is Rose

These turned out very well! I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening for the margarine. I creamed the fats and sugars, beat in the eggs and added 1 tablespoon of vanilla. I sifted the flour, 1 teaspoon salt and the baking soda and beat it in just until a bit of flour was still showing. I stirred the oatmeal in by hand and I used 1 cup each of chopped dates, raisins and pecans. This is a pretty stiff dough and lots of it. By the time you get to the oatmeal, you will have to do it by hand. I even got in and mixed the dates, raisins and nuts in with my hands. They took right at 10 minutes in my electric oven after being frozen. I also used parchment paper to bake them on. They are a rather crisp cookie and have a lot of spread. I didn't use the glaze. Grandma2969, this is a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! 4/7/08 update--I was in a hurry and sliced these pretty thick. Baked for 10 minutes and left them on the pans for a couple minutes after taking them out of the oven. I got a very chewy, sort of underbaked cookie doing it this way. We thought they were excellent baked this way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients and form into several rolls.wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1-2 hours or wrap in ovenwrap of aluminum foil and label and freeze.
  2. When ready to bake. slice into 1/4" 2" apart on greased cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes at 350°F.
  3. Glaze tops when warm.
  4. To prepare glaze.
  5. Mix powdered sugar and hot water to make a thin glaze.brush the tops of warm cookies and let set to dry -- .

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