H.o. 's Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

I guess I'm showing my age when I remember H.O. oatmeal? I don't know if that brand exists anymore, but the recipe came from the box panel and boy were they good. Nothing fancy, just pure and simple ingredients make these wonderful oatmeal cookies. HO oats were quick cook oats and that they were small and powdery in texture. Maybe that's why there was no flour in the recipe??? Since I use whole oats which are hard to stick together; I put my oats in the food processor and pulse a few times which breaks them down and makes a kind of flour out of them.

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  • 3 14 cups oatmeal (pulsed in the food processor for a few times to make them kind of floury)
  • 34 cup butter, softened
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend thoroughly with hands until mixture holds together.
  3. Press dough into 1-inch balls.
  4. Flatten with a fork; Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light brown.
  6. (You could add raisins, or chocolate chips to fancy these up).
Most Helpful

5 5

I came across this recipe when looking for recipes w/o flour. To make it even healthier, I baked with applesauce in place of butter, and they turned out scrumptious!

4 5

These cookies disappeared quickly when put on the table. I didn't flatten them, they held together much better that way.

5 5

Wonderful! I tried the recipe to the letter the first time and wasn't very pleased, so I thought I'd try them a little different:) I halved the butter and put the oats in the processor for about 30 seconds or so. (There were still large chunks along with the flour like bits) They were fantastic! I will never use another oatmel cookie recipe! Yippi!