Rating: 4.55 stars
5311 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3775
  • 4 star values: 1045
  • 3 star values: 252
  • 2 star values: 99
  • 1 star values: 140

I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.

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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 the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 107 mg sodium. 17.2 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2006
A good basic cookie, a little heavy on the salt. If your cookies come out flat it is most likely due to over mixing. Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy 4 or 5 mins. if you like. Add the dry ingredients and mix by hand just 'till blended. Your cookies will always stay nice and full. Over baking can also cause your cookies to flatten out. Cookies will continue to bake after taken from the oven so don't over do it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2003
This was such an awful cookie! I followed the ingredients To the EXACT! the cookies were extremely flat, didnt taste too good, and the edges burnt since the cookie turned so flat. I would most definately never make these cookies again. I made 42 cookies and it turned into 3 large flat cookie slabs, and after about 10 minutes, the cookies outsides were too hard. Read More
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5311 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3775
  • 4 star values: 1045
  • 3 star values: 252
  • 2 star values: 99
  • 1 star values: 140
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2006
A good basic cookie, a little heavy on the salt. If your cookies come out flat it is most likely due to over mixing. Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy 4 or 5 mins. if you like. Add the dry ingredients and mix by hand just 'till blended. Your cookies will always stay nice and full. Over baking can also cause your cookies to flatten out. Cookies will continue to bake after taken from the oven so don't over do it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2006
A good basic cookie, a little heavy on the salt. If your cookies come out flat it is most likely due to over mixing. Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy 4 or 5 mins. if you like. Add the dry ingredients and mix by hand just 'till blended. Your cookies will always stay nice and full. Over baking can also cause your cookies to flatten out. Cookies will continue to bake after taken from the oven so don't over do it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
I did as suggested in other reviews and increased the flour by 1/2 cup and baking soda by 1/2 tablespoon, cut the salt to 1/2 tsp. This made the absolutely best cookies ever!! I made them this afternoon thinking they'd last the rest of the week. No way! Between my husband and two children, they'll be gone by tomorrow night. They're fantastic. I'll make these alot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
I have made this recipe several times now and just had to come back and write a review. After one batch this became the favorite cookie among friends and family. I add a 1/2 cup more oats and use a mix of chocolate anf butterscotch chips. One other tip - chill the mix for 2 hours prior to baking and the cookies won't spread. FANTASTIC! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2007
This is a really good cookie. Would have given it 5 stars, but did need to increase the flour to 1 3/4 cup and baking soda to 1 teaspoon. If you use margarine or salted butter, DEcrease the salt to 1/4 tsp or just omit altogether. Salt that is suggested in cookie recipes are generally listed for bakers who use UNsalted butter. This made 36 good sized cookies. I chilled the dough for around 30 minutes, due to reading o thers having spreading problems. I made them a tad larger than a 'normal' sized cookie. I did an experiment and baked these (with above changes) at 350 for 12 minutes, they spread too much, became too brown around the edges and were only chewy in the dead center. Next batch I baked at 350 for 10 minutes, then 11, and finally to 12...because anything under 12 the center was still quite doughy but at 12 they spread quite a bit and were more thin and crispy than soft or chewy. At 325, 12 minutes cookies were too raw and any longer and the center would get overbaked. I then set the oven up to 335, yes 335, and baked for 12 minutes. PERFECTO. Results were: the cookie was softer, only very edges were crisp, center was soft and still slightly puffy. My suggestions would be to add about 1/2 cup more flour, and the full tsp of baking soda (you can not taste it and it does not produce a cake like cookie by any means), if you're kitchen is warm- chill the dough for 30 minutes to an hour and bake for the 12 minutes at 335. This is my new oatmeal cookie. Thanks Dr Amy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
These cookies are AMAZING. I have not met one person who did not like them... I change the recipe a bit and use 1/2 cup of butter and 1/2 cup of applesauce (healthier, plus it makes the cookies more chewy). Also, I use more flour (1 and 1/2 cups) and don't include nuts. GREAT recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2003
Good, but the cookie ended up flat, I added 1/4 cup more flour, 1/2 teaspoon more baking soda, and 1/2 tsp less salt the second time and they came out perfect! YOu must do these adjustments or you will probably have a flat cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2013
Can't give this recipe 5 stars because it took several changes to get the AMAZING cookies that were the final result. My husband is a "cookie monster" & said these very well may be the best cookies ever. Here's what I changed: 1) Added 1/2 extra cup flour (for a grand total of 1 and 3/4 cup flour). 2) Cut the salt down to less than 1/2 teaspoon 3)I increased the baking soda by half a teaspoon for a grand total of one FULL teaspoon baking soda 4)Used about 3/4 cup Cape Cod dried cranberries and half a bag of Hershey's milk chocolate chips. 5)I whipped the butter and sugar until VERY light and fluffy. 6) After mixing the rest of the batter I stuck the bowl of batter into the freezer for about ten minutes before baking. I used a cookie dough scoop to make rounded ice cream scoop shapes of dough on the cookie sheet (which I lined with a Silpat baking sheet). 7) I cooked them at 335 until they still looked like they needed another minute or two -- looked a little wet still and when tapped with a finger on top they "deflated" a little. 8) I took them out of the oven and left them on the cookie sheet for about two to five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Note: I put the dough into the fridge between batches so it stayed firm. No spreading took place during baking. The day after baking these they remain super chewy and moist. PERFECTION. Good enough to give with Christmas cookie assortment. UPDATE: Add cinnamon! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2003
This was such an awful cookie! I followed the ingredients To the EXACT! the cookies were extremely flat, didnt taste too good, and the edges burnt since the cookie turned so flat. I would most definately never make these cookies again. I made 42 cookies and it turned into 3 large flat cookie slabs, and after about 10 minutes, the cookies outsides were too hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
Excellent, excellent recipe! I've tried several oatmeal cookie recipes and this one definitely is the best. Kudos to the creator. I did modify it a bit because I'm always looking for shortcuts. Instead of doing the individual cookie thing I baked the recipe in 2 cake pans at 350 for about 25-30 minutes and the bars came out totally yummy! This one is a definite keeper! Read More
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