This is my great-grandmother's recipe. It has survived four generations and is still at the top of my cut-out recipe list. The secret is to roll the dough extra thin! Frost with buttercream frosting for best taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 cookies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 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). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Blend in the eggs, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating continually. Stir in the oatmeal.

  • Roll the dough out onto a lightly-floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into shapes using cookie cutters and arrange them on the prepared sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.8g 11% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 43mg 14% DV; sodium 272.6mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
I just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. It s one of our favorites almost like a buttery graham cracker. It s become a staple for the lunch box. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
I just wanted to thank you for sharing this recipe. It s one of our favorites almost like a buttery graham cracker. It s become a staple for the lunch box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
Awesome! I omitted the lemon extract and added a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon instead and they turned out delicious. Really do roll them thin 1/8 of an inch...they turned out great! Wonderful Christmas cookie!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2008
I added 8oz of candied fruit for a bit of color. I also made the mistake of adding cooked oatmeal instead of dry oats. However this turned the recipe into an excellent batch of drop cookies that were very soft but held together nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
This is my absolute FAVORITE recipe. I made NO changes and my family says these are the BEST!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
Made this for Faceless Frenzy 2013. I couldn't decide between a sugar cookie and an oatmeal cookie and this one is a perfect combination. I made a half batch and used 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice instead of extract. I also added a bit of lemon zest more zest will be added next time a nice surprise for the taste buds! I'll freeze what I don't eat tonight and frost them later. I will make these again. (If you don't want to frost add a slice of bread to your airtight cookie jar to keep the cookies soft.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
very tasty cookie! A healthier cut out cookie..will definitely make these again. If you are adding sprinkles do so before baking..I clued in after my 2nd tray went into the oven... Makes a big batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2013
Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe. I usually don't try out cookies that only have a few reviews but I like the idea of adding oatmeal into cutout cookies. I'm glad I tried out your recipe because it's great and the kids love it! I use 1/2 tsp orange extract instead of lemon because that's all I had on hand. I use steel cut quick cooking oatmeal and only use 1 cup. I added 2 tbs of milk because the dough was very thick. I also brush the top with egg white so the sprinkles will stick to the cookies. Roll them thin because the cookies rise up as they bake in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2011
These cookies were tasty but they were a bit dry. I used orange extract instead of lemon and they turned out nicely. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
We loved the addition of oats! I used powdered lemon peel instead of extract. Read More
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