This is a chewy oatmeal cookie.

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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and nuts until just blended. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.

  • Bake for about 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

126.3 calories; 1.9 g protein; 14.8 g carbohydrates; 20.5 mg cholesterol; 106.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (278)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
These are absolutely delicious! I read that some reviewers' cookies were coming apart so I added 1/8 c extra flour as recommended and I made sure that I rolled the cookies into tight balls before placing on cookie sheet. I also reduced salt by half due to reviews that the cookies were too salty. Will make again and again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2008
These were alright. Read More
(14)
341 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 241
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
These are absolutely delicious! I read that some reviewers' cookies were coming apart so I added 1/8 c extra flour as recommended and I made sure that I rolled the cookies into tight balls before placing on cookie sheet. I also reduced salt by half due to reviews that the cookies were too salty. Will make again and again! Read More
(222)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2005
This was a big hit with my students. The first batch came out a little too flat though (not like the picture). I added 1/4 cup more flour and 1/2 cup more oatmeal and that made them nice and big (still chewy) without being too stiff. I'll certainly be making these again. Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2003
These are absolutely delicious cookies. We love cookies that stay soft and these are perfect. I read the reviews before I made them and used 2 tablespoons less margarine than called for. They didn't spread flat at all and the texture is soft and chewy. I baked them on my air bake cookie sheet and it took about 16 minutes. I also chopped up the walnuts real well and every bite has bits of walnuts in it. Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2010
This was a very nice, basic, oatmeal cookie. I am waiting for the second batch to come out of the oven now... It upsets me when people rate recipes that they have made changes to before they have even tried it. If you have made changes, then it is not the same recipe, and you should be submitting a recipe instead of a review. I followed this recipe as it was written, and they are a very nice oatmeal cookie. For those who thought they spread out to much, look at the picture. Mine turned out exactly like that. If you don't want a flat cookie, find a different recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2006
The cookies are tasty but they took really long to cook at 325 degrees about 20 minutes. I tried turning up the temperature to 350 degrees the second time around and the cookies baked for about 15 minutes. The texture of the cookies was better that way; still chewy but not too sticky. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2002
Easy to make and good results. I used some applesause to top off my butter and it worked out well. I don't think it was an overly chewy cookie though as the recipe claims. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
I am always searching for the ultimate cookie recipe that makes a good snack for me. After going through all the reviews of this oatmeal recipe I went to work to create my best cookie ever. Instead of 1 cup of butter I used just 1/2 cup and used pure cane sugar instead of brown sugar with just 3/4 of a cup. I added 2 cups of unbleached flour with 3/4 tsp of baking soda and small amounts of nutmeg and cinnamon. They were easy to mold and came out very shapely with a good chewy texture. I did not add walnuts but I added 1/2 cup of craisins to the recipe which came out very well for the first time making these cookies. I hope to make these oatmeal cookies again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2007
This recipe is a keeper. They do come out flat and take a long time to bake (15-18 minutes) but they are super-tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2008
Good basic recipe not much different from the others but very tasty and chewy. The cinnamon adds a good kick. My kids love eating them when they come home from school. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2008
These were alright. Read More
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