Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 13 mins

Oatmeal cookies are my BF's favorite, so I've tried LOTS of different recipes. This is the BEST one!!! I found it online somewhere--these are sort of crunchy, not cakey at all, and not overly sweet. YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together brown sugar, shortening, and granulated sugar; add water, eggs, and vanilla: beat well.
  3. Add combined oats, flour, salt, and baking soda: mix well.
  4. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake 11-13 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  6. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
  7. Store tightly covered.


Most Helpful

I rarely bake anything but I had the ingredients on hand for this and tried it. Well I jus might be a "baker" now. These were good!! Just like real "homemade" Oatmeal Cookies. Thanks Melismak.

Tebo July 05, 2002

These cookies passed the 3 year old cookie fanatics taste test and will be added to my weekly cookie baking menu. Crunchy and great tasting. Thanks for the recipe!

Robin W January 23, 2003

A pretty good soft oatmeal cookie for those who don't care for raisins. It could use a little spice I think. Thanks for posting.

lucy k. March 03, 2004

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