This recipe is for traditional oatmeal cookies – probably the kind your grandmother made. These cookies turn out soft, delicious, and chewy. And while they’re not exactly a “health food,” they are healthier than many other types of cookies because of the oatmeal they contain. This isn’t one of my original recipes; it’s the one my mom used for oatmeal cookies. I have no idea where she got it.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies recipe
What you’ll need:
2 sticks soft butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 ½ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
3 cups old fashioned oats
Directions: In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and almond together . add eggs one at a time and beat after each egg.
In a separate bowl, blend together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger. Gradually add dry mixture to wet.
Mix in oats.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet – do not grease.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cookies will be very soft but will firm up after cooling.