Grandma Helen’s Oatmeal Cookies

I had asked my grandmother for some cookie recipes awhile back and she very kindly included her oatmeal cookie recipe which I have always loved. I really dislike oatmeal cookies with cinnamon and nutmeg, etc. in them so I was thrilled to get this recipe. It can be tailored to your tastes as far if you prefer nuts or chocolate chips or raisins or whatever!

Cook time: 10 Min  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: 10 or more


1 c butter

1 c white sugar

1 c brown sugar, firmly packed

2 large eggs, well-beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 c white flour

3 c quick oatmeal

2 c coconut (or you choice of nuts, raisins, date, chocolate chips, etc.)


1. Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl.

2. Add eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, flour, oatmeal, coconut and mix.

3. Either use a cookie scoop, drop and bake immediately or form the dough into 2″ rolls in plastic and refrigerate until chilled then slice.

4. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

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