Mama's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Mama's Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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"Chewy and delicious. Everyone that tries my oatmeal cookies gets hooked! I recreated this recipe from memory from my childhood. They are so good, they have a place in every woman's cookbook in my family."


25 m servings 117 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat brown sugar, shortening, milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl until mixture is creamy. Stir oats, flour, baking soda, and salt into moist ingredients. Drop dough by spoonful onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are lightly golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
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  1. 22 Ratings


I got 48 cookies out of this, as the recipe said. They spread pretty well and cooked in about 10 minutes.

Overall good recipe - I would describe these as a plain oat-oatmeal cookie, no raisins, cinnamon, molasses. It was nice for a change and they baked up well, turning golden within the 8-10 minute...

Just made these cookies and is a keeper!!! Didn't have shortening so used magerine,I always double vanilla, and added cinnamon. The texture is perfect, spread is perfect, cookies are perfect. ...

I had a day off from work and came across this recipe. It's pretty awesome easy to do and very quick! It makes a ton of cookies as well. I'm just afraid that I won't have any left for my boyfrie...

The cookies were GREAT! I had been looking for a very chewy oatmeal cookie and looks like I found it. Will be making more soon...

Very good. A good combination of soft and chewy an crispy. When I tasted the batter it was a bit salty, so next time I might add just a touch less salt, or mix it longer. I also used butter b...

This is a wonderful recipe. Reading the reviews I decided to add a teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 eggs instead of one. I also added 1/2 cup raisins . I used whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup butter...

These were wonderful. I just added a pinch of cinnamon, and made them even better!

I was very disappointed with this recipes, very little flavour. Luckily I baked a test cookie. I added butter, an extra egg and some cinnamon. I also did not find them to be very chewy.