Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This was my Mom's favorite cookie recipe. She would add different extras to it every time she made it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In heavy duty mixer or by hand cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until combined.
  3. Sift together the flour, soda and salt.
  4. Add to creamed mixture along with oats and blend. Fold in any extras you wish.
  5. Drop by teaspoons full, or however large you like your cookie, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is the kind of cookie that would make you run home from school. A nice soft oatmeal cookie that you would never get bored with given the wide verity of stir in's. I made as written using half dates and half walnuts. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl December 23, 2011

These were great. I used white chocolate and pecans, delish. Made for DH's pool club at the Elks... they all gave you the thumbs up. This is a nice basic recipe to have around when you're trying to please so many pickey cookie eaters. Hummmm. is there such a thing, as a pickey cookie eater? Thanks for sharing Mom's recipe

BakinBaby May 02, 2011

We loved these cookies! I only made 1/2 a batch, and wish I had made the whole recipe! They were soft and chewy, and sooooo good! :) I used semi-sweet morsels, and no nuts this time, although I like the fact that I can add anything, to suit my tastes! Your Mama was a smart lady, Lori Mama! Thanks so much for sharing your treasured recipe with us; I know that I'll be making them again!

alligirl November 12, 2010