Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

These cookies goes back at least 4 generations on my mother's side of the family. This makes a soft chewy cookie. This is comfort food for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the baking soda in boiling water.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter or margarine. Add rest of ingredients and mix well.
  3. Drop batter onto a cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake in a 350° oven for 12 minutes.


Most Helpful

I have tried several oatmeal cookie recipes from this site and have to say that this one is the best so far! I guess it's true to say that simplicity is sometimes best! I made it as is but added raisins... thanks for posting this delicious recipe :)

Mel#608 February 08, 2009

I made these earlier today halving the ingredients, which gave me nine large cookies. They are very quick & easy to make, soft & chewy with slightly crisped edges, and not overly sweet. And the oats make them healthier than some! :) As someone who favours crisp, crunchy cookies I'd rate it a 4. My SO, however, likes soft & chewy textures and gives it a 5, so I'll go with that. Will make again, I'm sure. Thanks, Abby Girl!

Soobeeoz July 25, 2006

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