These delicious oatmeal cookies seem to disappear within minutes of baking! My friends beg me to make them. I figured it would be nice to share the recipe with the world. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
48 cookies


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cream margarine and brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer. Add 1/2 of the cake mix, water, and egg; blend thoroughly. Stir in remaining cake mix, oats, pecans, and bourbon.

  • Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven on the top racks until edges are set and golden, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Any bourbon works for this.

The bottoms of the cookies will burn if cooked on the bottom oven rack.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 12g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 4.1mg; sodium 105.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
So good. Super simple. Perfect Thanksgiving cookie. I added Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate... Cause sugar on sugar on sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I added some walnuts but these are great easy to Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We really liked these, my husband could not stop eating them. Mine did not come out like the pictures, they spread out thin and crispy, probably because I used butter instead of margarine. That’s just fine by us, but I’ll try the Margarine next time just to see the difference. I’ll probably drop in an extra tbsp of bourbon too. I did add some mini chocolate chips ... had to! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Took to a thanksgiving dinner. Everyone liked them. Some bagged up some to take to another house. Read More