Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Our go to Oatmeal Cookies has been this old fashioned oatmeal cookies recipe. This is a tried and true cookie recipe. I started baking these easy oatmeal cookies with my grandma and now I bake them for my family and grand kids. Hands down, no cookie recipes have beaten this one. At least in our home. But, why don’t you try baking it and judge for yourself. 

Do you have a favorite cookie? Sammie says these oatmeal cookies are her favorite cookies. Her other favorites are our peanut butter cookies, shortbread cookies and this breakfast cookies recipe with oatmeal. Stay tuned for our snicker-doodle cookies because they are milk dunking heaven. I am sure she will have these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies in her recipe box one day. Be sure to pin this recipe to your must try cookie recipes. 

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Hands down the easiest Oatmeal cookies recipe adapt it with your favorite ingredients such as raisins, chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruits. Grab this oatmeal cookies recipe at DearCreatives.com #oldfashionedoatmealcookies #oatmealcookies #chocolatechipoatmealcookies #oatmealcookiesrecipe #vanishingoatmealcookies

My grandma made them with Quaker Oats, as did my mom and I continue the tradition. My youngest daughter has me making her a cookbook with all her favorite recipes and cookie recipes. This is the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe for all kinds of variations of an oatmeal cookie. Make these oatmeal cookies with or without raisins, add chocolate chips or try them with dried fruits like dried cranberries or dried apricots. Even add chopped nuts if you like.

We think you’ll be nuts for these vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies. Pin it for later it this is one easy oatmeal cookie recipe to make or adapt.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


We have a consensus, most of us are non raisin lovers in my house so half the batch is made substituting the semi sweet chocolate chips. The oher half simply just the plain Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie.

Anytime you want to bake your way into someones heart and melt it; Take one bite of these delicious homemade oatmeal cookies and this will be your go to cookie recipe! Yummy with a glass a milk, cup of tea or your favorite coffee or latte!

Old Fashioned Oatmeal love bite after bite! Oh, that’s not all we are baking up in our house. But, its one of the easiest recipes that is always being made over and over again. 

Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies - This is the oatmeal cookies recipe that we have been using for three generations. Hands down our favorite oatmeal cookies. Try this vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies recipe to see why! Easy to adapt by using raisins, chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruits. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Theresa Huse DearCreatives.com


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick plus 6 tbsp. butter softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  • 3 Cups Quaker Oats quick or old fashioned uncooked
  • 1 cup Raisins optional
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips optional


  1. Heat oven to *350

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars.  Then add in eggs and vanilla. 

  3. Mix well.  

  4. In a separate bowl add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Whisk them together by hand, slowly. 

  5. Slowly add your dry mix to your creamed mixture in the larger bowl. After it's added and mixed well. Add your oatmeal and optional raisins or chocolate chips. OR both.

  6. Add Oats and raisins. Fold in, mixing well until combined. 

  7. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets ( I use parchment paper )
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  9. Cool a few minutes before you transfer cookies to wire rack to complete cooling. Only after the oatmeal cookies are completely cooled transfer to store in tightly cover containers.

  10. Makes about 4 dozen oatmeal cookies.

Recipe Notes

If using raisins omit chocolate chips or you can use 1/2 of a cup of each! Same for if using chocolate chips omit raisin or use 1/2 a cup of each. 

Original Recipe is Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you liked this recipe you might like to try this easy chocolate chip cookie bars recipe.

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  1. Hello, I stoped by from Eye Heart blog. Thanks for sharing your receipe, I’ll sure give it a try.

    Happy new Year. Hugs from SLOVEnia, Keti

    1. Hi Keti, I hope you do try it & your welcome. Glad to know how you found me. I’ll be sure to visit. Happy New Year to you too! Hope to see you again soon.

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