Grandma's Oatmeal Toll-House Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In large mixing bowl add the sugar, eggs and shortening. Blend together.
  3. Slowly add the flour, salt and baking soda and mix well.
  4. Add the water, vanilla and chocolate chips and mix.
  5. Add oatmeal and mix until all ingredients are blended together.
  6. Using a spoon, drop dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies appear a golden brown. Repeat until all dough is used.
  7. The size of the spoon will determine the size of the cookie.
Most Helpful

Wow! If I could give these more than 5 stars, I would! These are by far the best Tollhouse cookies I've ever made. I didn't have 'oatmeal' in the house and used Quaker Quick Oats instead and they came out perfect. Hot from the there anything better?!

RedhairMac April 16, 2015

This is a little late to tell you, regarding the cookies, but in our very old recipe it says to dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then add to the egg, shortening, sugar and vanilla, creamed mixture. I was wondering how many it makes, but it is probably about 2 1/2 to 3 dozen cookies.

cetta21 June 17, 2013

DH says these are the best, he really loved them and i will be making them again. The only thing I don't understand is why the teaspoon of hot water?? I did use it , just what is the purpose of it , thanks for posting a keeper.

Derf September 06, 2008