Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
This came from my sunday school teacher, Diana Graham, way back in 1991. I don't know where she is now, but I still make her cookies! This recipe is 3 WW Pts.
- 1 1⁄4 cups butter or 1 1⁄4 cups margarine
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat together butter or margarine and sugars until fluffy.
- Beat in egg and vanila.
- Combine dry ingredients and add to margarine mixture.
- Mix well.
- Stir in oatmeal.
- Roll into balls and then in colored sugar sprinkles.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes for crispy cookies or 8-9 minutes for chewy cookies.
- Cool and store in covered container.
If you omit the step about rolling the cookie dough in colored sprinkles, this this almost exactly the original recipe from the Quaker box, called Quaker's Best Oatmeal Cookies. It's almost perfect, as oatmeal cookies go. (In my opinion, anyway.) Adding a cup of either raisins or chopped walnuts (or a combination of the two) can put these right over the top. (Again, just my opinion.)
This is the oatmeal cookie recipe that I've been looking for! My boyfriend hates oatmeal cookies but he loved these. They were gone quickly and then he immediately requested another batch. The cookies came out perfectly for me at 8 minutes baking time. I didn't roll the cookies in sugar but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly.