Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt nutmeg and cinnamon and mix well; gradually add to creamed mixture.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 156 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Jul 17, 2020
First time I made these I cut the recipe in half. 5 1/2 dozen are quite a few, if you aren't sure you are going to like the. Well I made them a second time, full recipe.....these are so good. I grind up walnuts so they are very small and add them to to cookie....they are a little difficult to keep them blended in, but I like the crunch. Don't know if my oven runs extremely hot, but I put the first batch at 9 minutes and then cut back to eight for the rest. I guess I don't like my cookies too crispy. lol
Jun 11, 2020
Wonderfully crisp and flavorful. Quick and easy to make.
Apr 15, 2020
Good flavor and texture almost ate the whole batch right away! I used butter flavored shortening,
Apr 1, 2020
Crisp outside and chewy inside. The nutmeg is ever so slight which makes these slightly different. These are keepers.
Mar 16, 2020
Not wanting to adjust the recipe but could one add some coconut to it??? Just curious..
Apr 8, 2019
Mar 31, 2019
Excellent recipe! I needed to bake something for church potluck, and these were perfect! The subtle addition of cinnamon is a nice touch. I didn't have any nutmeg, which for me, is OK (I don't care for nutmeg). The crunchy outside and chewy inside is exactly the kind of texture I have been looking for in an oatmeal cookie. Perfect pairing with a glass of cold milk! I'd better pack them away before they disappear!
Jan 26, 2018
Aside from a couple of tweaks, this recipe is the same as the official Quaker Oats “Famous Oatmeal Cookies” recipe. It is featured on the outside of the decorated anniversary Limited Edition tin, dated 1983.The oatmeal cookie recipe was the first new baking recipe I learned to make after I married it was a teenage bride. I have seen slightly varied versions of this cookie so many times over the last 40 years. Everyone of them were ?? Delicious!What I like in this version is the addition of the nutmeg. Subtle aroma and flavor would be wonderful with a cup of something hot in the morning.These are five star awesome as with all the other versions I have tried over the years. Now my grandchildren are making them, to the delight of my son, their father!
Oct 18, 2014
They were perfect
Apr 25, 2011
Really nice flavor - I used half butter and half butter-flavored shortening - this will be a cookie recipe that I keep handy!