Auntie’s Oatmeal Cookies

Auntie's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe from Starts At Eight

Auntie’s Oatmeal Cookies


approximately 4 dozen oatmeal cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs or 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup of your choice of “stir ins” (chocolate chips, toffee chips, butterscotch,raisins, nuts)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, beat together margarine (or butter) and sugars until creamy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  5. Add oats and your “stir-in” of choice ( I like toffee the best. Sometimes we will do 1/2 toffee (or butterscotch) chips, 1/2 cup chocolate chips).
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes for a chewy cookie oatmeal cookie or 11-12 minutes for a crisp oatmeal cookie.
  8. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet and then remove oatmeal cookies to a wire rack.