Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Our family's favorite oatmeal cookie. Also makes a great ice cream sandwich!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, shortening, buttermilk and vanilla.
  2. Stir in dry ingredients.
  3. Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, drop 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Flatten cookies with glass dipped in water.
  5. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes, or until golden.
  6. Store tightly covered.
  7. Makes 7 dozen cookies.


Most Helpful

These were excellent!! I substituted peanut butter for half the shortening and they turned out wonderful!! A very chewy and satisfying cookie.....especially warm from the oven! Thank you!

Shelli September 19, 2003

I had some trouble with this recipe... I substituted butter for shortening but they fell apart way too easily (I've never had problems substituting butter for shortening before... but maybe it just doesn't work with these cookies.) They still tasted great, I put in some cinnamon and nutmeg to make them spice cookies, the only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that they fell apart so easily. Maybe next time I'll add an egg or two and less butter.

Xiney November 11, 2003

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