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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies remind me of the cookies my grandma used to make as a school cook. Big chewy cookies, full of oatmeal flavor, spices, and raisins, then drizzled with a sweet vanilla icing.

Baked Cookies with Icing

(Post modified with new photos on 9/1/23.)

When I was a girl, my grandma worked as a school cook at Hutton Elementary in Chanute, Kansas. Before I was in kindergarten, my mom used to stop by to say hi when we were in town getting groceries. I don’t remember a time when grandma didn’t offer us cookies. Oatmeal Raisin. Peanut Butter. Sugar. Big, homemade, freshly made, wonderful cookies.

 

Tips on Making Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oats and Ground Oats

When making these cookies, take the extra time to grind the oats into a coarse flour. It takes a bit more time, but it really makes a difference in their texture. I’ve made the cookies both ways–so, of course, you can make them with regular oats. But I encourage you to try it with the ground oats.

I use my food processor and will grind extra to store in a covered container for future use. I have another recipe that uses the ground oats that I will post here in the near future. Gluten-Free Brownies.

 

More Baking Tips

Drizzle Icing on Cooled Cookies with a Whisk

Use Old-Fashioned Oats, not instant; Use real butter, not margarine; Chop the raisins so they are small pieces in the cookies; Make large cookies (the size of green walnuts) to make a chewy, delicious cookie; Drizzle the icing on cooled cookies.

 

More Oatmeal Cookies to Try

 

Ingredients for Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • all-purpose flour
  • old-fashioned oats
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • butter, room temperature
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • large eggs (two of them)
  • vanilla extract
  • raisins

Icing

  • powdered sugar
  • whole milk

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

In a food processor or blender, grind oats to a coarse flour.

If desired, chop the raisins, using a Chef’s knife or wavy chopping blade, and cutting board.

 

Make the Cookie Dough

Mix the Dry Ingredients Together

In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Cream Together the Butter and Sugars

In large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add large eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract.

Mix in the Chopped Raisins

Gradually add the flour-oat mixture, scraping the bowl as needed. Add in the chopped raisins.

Drop Scoops of Dough onto Lined Baking Sheet

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. I like to use a large cookie scoop to ensure all of the cookies are the same size. For large cookies, use a 1 oz or 1.35 oz scoop, which are usually colored black and red.

Baked Oatmeal Cookies

Bake in preheated oven for 11-15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

 

Prepare the Vanilla Icing

Combine Powdered Sugar, Milk, and Vanilla Extract to Make Icing

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, whole milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Allow Iced Cookies to Set Up before Serving

Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and allow to set before serving. My husband insists that I put lots of icing on his cookies.

This recipe will makes 5-6 dozen cookies, depending on how big you make them.

 

Recipe for Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies - After School Snack Ideas

My husband devours these oatmeal cookies by the handful. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, but you’ll be glad you made plenty when you see how fast they disappear. They also make great holiday gifts. Feel free, however, to halve this recipe to make 2-3 dozen cookies.

See more Cookie Recipes Here. Browse Snack Ideas Here.

 

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Here's a recipe you are sure to enjoy. It reminds me of the oatmeal cookies I used to eat as girl, and my husband devours these by the handful. This makes a lot of cookies, but you'll be glad you made plenty, when you see how fast they disappear.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Serving Size 36

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Ingredients 

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisin (chopped)

Icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk (as needed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • In a food processor or blender, grind oats to a coarse flour.
  • If desired, chop the raisins, using a Chef’s knife or wavy chopping blade, and cutting board.

Make the Cookie Dough

  • In medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Add large eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add flour-oat mixture, scraping the bowl as needed. Add in the chopped raisins.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 11-15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Prepare the Vanilla Icing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and whole milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies and allow to set. Makes 5-6 dozen.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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