Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
The first time I made these awesome oatmeal cookies was May of 1982 and I've been making them regularly ever since. Credit goes to Donna Riesenberg of West Allis, Wisconsin. Her remarks state that this was her Grandmother's favorite recipe and claimed it won her grandfather.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sifted flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter (I use margarine)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups quick oatmeal
- nuts, of quantity and choice (I use 1/2 c. walnuts chopped finely)
- Sift first 3 ingredients together.
- Cream butter and sugars;
- add eggs and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture, oatmeal and nuts; mix well.
- Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
I have been making this recipe since the late 60s or early 70s from one of my mom's cookbook, and I remember reading about how it won the author's grandfather. It has been a favourite of my own family and children's friends.
The cookies I made were pretty darn good, but honestly, I made the best cookie DOUGH I've ever tasted from this recipe. I left out the nuts and added a half a cup of peanut butter and a cup of chocolate chips. It's a huge batch, so I baked a couple dozen and froze the rest of the dough... I'm not sure if it will ever make it to the oven though! The cookies were also amazing. Just the right amount of sweet with a great texture. Awesome!