To make bar cookies out of this recipe, press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Bake 30-35 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.

  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 28.7mg 10% DV; sodium 133.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
They were pretty good! The insides are like cake and the outside is crisp. Don't use this recipe if you are looking for chewy cookies. I recommend adding a little (1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp.) cinnamon also for more flavor. I agree that they were pretty pale -- don't leave them in the oven longer b/c you think they need more color b/c they'll burn! The cinnamon adds a little color also....I bet nutmeg would work well too. I would make them again. They're very fast and relatively easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2003
We had several problems with this recipe and eventually threw out the first two batches. By adding a half cup of flour we were able to save the third batch. We added cinnamon to give a little twist and hide the additional flour needed to keep the dough together. The cookies were very thin and flat quick to burn on the edges and not cook in the middle. They stuck to the pan and the taste was lack-luster. I will not recommend this to someone I considered a friend. Read More
(25)
229 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
They were pretty good! The insides are like cake and the outside is crisp. Don't use this recipe if you are looking for chewy cookies. I recommend adding a little (1/2 tsp. to 1 tsp.) cinnamon also for more flavor. I agree that they were pretty pale -- don't leave them in the oven longer b/c you think they need more color b/c they'll burn! The cinnamon adds a little color also....I bet nutmeg would work well too. I would make them again. They're very fast and relatively easy. Read More
(107)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2005
This recipe was the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip recipe that I've ever found, although I did use 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract and I left out the walnuts. I dropped the dough in very small balls and wound up with many more than anticipated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
Very tasty cookies. Flavor may be too rich for some but not me! We sometimes substitute apple sauce for the butter to reduce the fat content. Cookies w/the apple sauce are chewier and more moist. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
I noticed so many different changes were made to this recipe with varying results. I decided to stick to the original recipe and see for myself. As it turned out i had no nuts, nor did i have milk so i omitted them. (I don't understand why milk would be listed anyway as it would thin the dough too much) Also i was using a dark baking sheet so i lowered the temperature to 350F and baked for ten minutes. They did not go flat as others mentioned, they were crisp and golden on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. My whole house smells wonderful too! This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
Yum! I made these as bar cookies and they were delicious! They tasted very similar to traditional chocolate chip bar cookies but the oats gave them a nice chunky consistency. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/13/2003
We had several problems with this recipe and eventually threw out the first two batches. By adding a half cup of flour we were able to save the third batch. We added cinnamon to give a little twist and hide the additional flour needed to keep the dough together. The cookies were very thin and flat quick to burn on the edges and not cook in the middle. They stuck to the pan and the taste was lack-luster. I will not recommend this to someone I considered a friend. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2005
I too had to add more flour to the recipe. I used 2 2/3 c. First batch I made didn't look done and were flat. But when I added the extra flour they turned out fine. Nothing spectacular just fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2003
I made the bar version & This is the all-time best cookie recipe EVER! I never have walnuts so I sub with coconut but they are SO GOOD! I love you Rosina! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
Recipe was very good but then again I am a sucker for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I didn't add walnuts to mine though. Like everyone said they do look very pale when you take them out but they get darker while cooling. And I only cooked mine for 9 minutes and they were great. Read More
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