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Dad's Cookies

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"One of Grandma Dorothy's much sought after recipes. These oatmeal cookies are wonderfully chewy and are made with oil instead of butter or margarine so they appeal to the heath conscious. One is never enough!"
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30 m servings 118
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, oats and coconut. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix well using your hands or a wooden spoon. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be a very light brown and chewy - not crisp. Cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 118 calories; 5.4 16.3 1.4 10 92 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder because I read the review that said they were flat. They were delicious, pretty, and chewy. I will definitely make them again and again!!

Most helpful critical review

These came out all right. I tried replacing the oil w/ apple sauce and baking soda with baking powder (I was out) and they just tasted too cakey. Oh well, next time I won't mess with the ingredi...

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I added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder because I read the review that said they were flat. They were delicious, pretty, and chewy. I will definitely make them again and again!!

My dad recently had heart surgery, so I was thrilled to find a cookie recipe that called for oil instead of solid fats. I used canola oil, omitted the coconut, threw in an extra handful of oats...

This was a tasty recipe to mix up and cook quickly. I skipped the coconut and added 1 cup of white chocolate chips. I reduced both sugars to 3/4 c. each, and reduced the oil to 1/2 cup. After...

This is my favorite cookie recipes. I printed this one off a couple of years ago. It is my go to recipe for an easy and delicious cookie. My husband goes wild for these! I find that one can decr...

Delicious! I am trying to avoid as much fat in my diet as possible (due to gallbladder issues) so these were perfect! I tend to find oatmeal cookies lacking something and I think I know what it ...

I cut the white sugar to 1/4 cup and these were so good!!! I also added more vanilla, cinnamon and white chocolate chips. We will definalty make these again!

These cookies took only ten mintues to prepare and that's a plus for a girl with an impatient sweet-tooth! These were fantastic and I will double the batch next time!

These are wonderful, I did make a few minor alterations to the recipe, I subbed 1/2 cup of the oil with plain fat free yogurt and reduced the white sugar by 1/2 cup and tossed in a few chocolate...

Delicious and rich tasting cookies! I picked these because they use oil (I used canola). Used half white and half whole-wheat pastry flour, and sea salt (it tastes better). Added 1/2 cup rais...