Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies


This recipe is here because it is my dad’s favorite.  I have been making them for him for 34 years and counting. The end.


2 sticks butter

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2  teaspoon baking soda

1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 ups quick or old fashioned oatmeal

Options: 1 cup raisins, craisins, or chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Beat together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla until creamy and smooth.

Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and mix well (about 2 minutes on a stand mixer).

Slowly add the oats until incorporated.

Add any optional items after the oatmeal is mixed in.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Cool 1 minute before moving to wire rack.

Makes 3-4 dozen cookies


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