Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

If you’re looking for the best oatmeal cookie recipe:  try my Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies!

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies - recipe from

I can’t take credit for this one.  It’s all grandma with these cookies!  This recipe comes from my grandmother, who was the ultimate cookie baker.  I’m so lucky to have her recipe, and you’re so lucky I’m sharing it with you!

These are both a chewy and crunchy oatmeal cookie recipe.  I think you’ll find that everyone will rave about them.

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies - recipe from

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen cookies

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or raisins (optional- *see tips)
  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal (do not use quick-cooking oats)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Set aside.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well. Add the nuts and/or raisins, if desired. Stir in the oats last.
  4. Spoon out by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • If you'd like to add raisins to your oatmeal cookies, use 1 cup of raisins and reduce nuts to 1/2 cup.

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  • Scatlina wrote:

    I chose this 4 star recipe over the others which were 5 star and I’m glad I did. I give it 5 stars. Finally I’ve made a softer oatmeal cookie I like! (I’m 63) I used a 1/4th less sugar and added about 3 tablespoons of protein powder so we can eat these with no guilt. I also switched to half butter instead of all shorthening. (and my shortening is butter flavored)

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Excellent! Where did you see stars? I wasn’t aware that I had a rating system!