Christmas Cookies: Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Reblogged from 2016:

These cookies are a favorite in our house.  I use the recipe for Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies from  Quaker just like my mother used to make them off the back of the oatmeal box.  I almost never bake but when I do I want a recipe I know that will turn out each and every time.

I love that I can customize these cookies for each child.  My daughter prefers them plain.  My son wants his with milk chocolate chips.  I prefer mine with Craisins and white chocolate chips.  For Christmas this year we added a white chocolate drizzle to the cookies.

Whatever you add these are easy and delicious!

Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

  • Servings: 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 1 Egg(s)
  • 1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup(s) (2-1/2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • Mix-ins:  chocolate chips, raisins, Craisins, white chocolate chips (if desired)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well.
  5. Add oats; mix well.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
  8. Note:  We melted white chocolate discs in the microwave and then drizzled it over the cooled cookies to add a bit of color to the cookies.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. My dad fixed oatmeal cereal nearly every morning before work. This is my introduction to oatmeal.otherwise cookies are the choice. Thanks for the recipe.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks for reading!


  2. I’m a Quaker and these look great!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Espirational says:

    One of my favorite recipes. Of course I have to change if up a bit, but that’s a really easy recipe to adjust for different dietary needs.


  4. Amy Smith says:

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I came across these in my reader, and I decided to make them for my Dad who was having a hard day. They make WONDERFUL comfort food!! They were delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I will use it again. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awe, thank you so very much! I am glad that they may have helped a bit. I live how food can bring us together and sometimes stir memories.


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