A delightful childhood memory of buying cookies after school for a penny a piece is what I envision when someone says Dad's Cookies. They were baked on Winters Lane in Catonsville, Md. during my childhood days and then on Pratt St. in Baltimore before being bought by a New York company.

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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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  • Cream first three ingredients until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Mix all dry ingredients into butter mixture. Stir in oats. Let dough stand at room temperature for 2 hours.

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

  • Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Do not overbake.

  • Take cookies from the oven when still puffy and edges are just beginning to brown. Let cookies cool a minute or two on cookie sheets before removing. Cool completely on racks. They are fragile and difficult to remove from the cookie sheets when they are still warm, so work gently.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 24.5g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 28.7mg; sodium 111.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2005
MMMMmmm ive been looking for a recipe like this. Although I did change it a bit when I made it. I made half the recipe (otherwise we would eat them all) and still got many cookies. I used rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats. Instead of adding each individual spice I added 3 tsp (6 in a full recipe) of pumpkin pie spice which comtains; cinnamon ginger nutmeg allspice and cloves. I also added about a cup of raisins. These cookies were gone in a matter of hours. YUM oh and as others said....8 minutes did it for me too. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
These were good the first day but not as good as the quaker oats recipe. By the third day they were dry and hard. Kind of a disappointment. Read More
(5)
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2005
MMMMmmm ive been looking for a recipe like this. Although I did change it a bit when I made it. I made half the recipe (otherwise we would eat them all) and still got many cookies. I used rolled oats instead of quick cooking oats. Instead of adding each individual spice I added 3 tsp (6 in a full recipe) of pumpkin pie spice which comtains; cinnamon ginger nutmeg allspice and cloves. I also added about a cup of raisins. These cookies were gone in a matter of hours. YUM oh and as others said....8 minutes did it for me too. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2005
I found this recipe about 6 years ago on this site and it has become one of our absolute family favorites ever since -- I love spices and these are ohh sooo good!!! perfect taste chewy on the inside and with a slight crunch on the outside. I usually prepare the batter and freeze it up in little balls -- just pop them in the oven for a quick treat:) Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2003
I cut down on the baking time so that they weren't so crispy. The best part is that they stay moist for days if stored with a slice of bread. Overall these were a hit. Delicious and easy. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
These are absolutely fantastic! I can't keep the cookie jar full they're eaten before I have a chance to wash the cookie sheet. I thought at first that there might be too much spice but I made them as the recipe said and we just love them. Don't change a thing. Thanks kedend Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2003
These were good the first day but not as good as the quaker oats recipe. By the third day they were dry and hard. Kind of a disappointment. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
My boyfriend made these last night and they were soo good! He made a half batch due to a shortage on butter and thanks whoever mentioned the pumpkin spice. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
This was a wonderful Recipe. I also found that they Cookie got hard after a day or two. I simply slightly under cook mine and find they stay soft longer! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2010
Although these cookies were okay they were not Dad's Oatmeal Cookies from Baltimore. I grew up on Dad's Oatmeal Cookies and was heartbroken when they left from off of Pratt Street They weren't this spicy. Some of the spices need to be eliminated. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe I have ever made. I cut the amount of cloves in half because I thought it might be a little strong. Read More
(4)
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