Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Keep rolls of cookie dough in the refrigerator or freezer. These could be great for OAMC. The recipe calls for quick cooking oats, but I used the long cooking ones that I have on hand. Time does not include chill time for dough. source: Farm Journal Country Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together flour, soda, and salt.
  2. Cream shortening; add sugars gradually; beat until light; add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Blend together dry ingredients and shortening mixture.
  4. Add oats.
  5. Sharpe dought into rolls 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in waxed paper and chill thoroughly.
  6. May be frozen at this point.
  7. Cut into 1/8 inch slices; bake 1 1/2 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet in hot oven (400 degrees) 6-8 minutes.
  8. Cool on racks.
Most Helpful

These are very good! I made exactly as written (with quick oats), except I did use a tablespoon of vanilla. I needed 1 dozen cookies right then, so I rolled the dough into walnut sized balls and baked on parchment at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. The cookies were a nice combination of chewy and crispy. I froze the remainder of the dough in rolls and will update when I bake another batch. Julia, thank you for the posting! Farm Journal recipes are very reliable and I'm always to have a new one to try!

Rose is Rose December 05, 2008