Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Favorite Family Recipe Blog Hop

Today we are cooking up memories and joining up with a few of my blog friends for a Favorite Family Recipe Blog Hop!  Five blogs are participating in the fun and each of us is sharing an old or new Favorite Family Recipe!  We decided to share my Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe.   Oatmeal cookies are certainly not the prettiest cookies around, but in my family, they are an absolute favorite!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

These cookies always bring such happy memories to me.  When I was growing up and we felt like cookies, my mom would whip up a few batches of these and we always had them at Christmas time.  They never lasted long, which is not surprising since there were 15 of us kids!

This oatmeal cookie recipe is a pretty dry recipe.  If you are making multiple batches at once, like my mom did, it can be difficult to mix.  We use a fork instead of a spoon to mix the batter.  The fork was Mr. Hobby’s idea and it really does work best.

When I got married, Mr. Hobby and I took over making these cookies each Christmas for my family.   We usually make 10 batches, and they still disappear too quickly.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

One year my brother asked his wife to make him some of Grandma’s oatmeal cookies, so I gave her the recipe.  Later she told me that my brother said they didn’t turn out the same.   I discovered that she mixed them with a KitchenAid mixer.   I’m sure that was the problem.   These cookies need to be hand mixed just like Grandma used to do.  I’m not sure if my SIL ever made them again.  I’ll have to ask her sometime.


Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs


  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 2 cups of Old Fashion Oats (not the quick oats)
  • Optional:  1/2 cup nuts

Bake for 9-10 minutes

No need to worry about shaping these cookies,  We pinch off a bite size amount and fill an ungreased cookie sheet with them. They hardly spread while cooking, so you can get a lot on one tray.   If you are an oatmeal cookie fan, be warned, they are addictive!  Well, at least to my family they are!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

This batch of cookies was baked with love for my Mom.  Every time I make these, I mostly think of her and what an amazing Mom she is.

Shhhhh, don’t tell . . . my son and I ate just a few . . you know. . . to make sure they turned out okay.   And they did.   They always do!

Our Blog Friends are sharing a family favorite recipe too!  I hope you will stop by their blogs to see the wonderful favorite recipes they are sharing today!

Across The Boulevard

Purple Hues and Me

Stone Cottage Adventures

Two Chicks and A Mom

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18 Comment

  1. Reply
    Gail @Purple Hues and Me
    May 8, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I love this recipe, Laurie! Yummy! I would add raisins instead of nuts and make this a family favorite, too!

    1. Thank you Gail! We are not raisin fans in my family, but if you are, I’m sure they would be a welcome addition 🙂

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    May 8, 2017 at 8:02 am

    These look great, Laurie. 10 batches! Wow! It’s great that you have some help. It’s interesting that using a mixer changes them so much.

    1. Thanks Beverly! I doubt the mixer changes the flavor, but it does change the texture, enough so that my brother immediately noticed and declared them ‘not quite right’.

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    Twochicksandamom/ Donna
    May 8, 2017 at 11:10 am

    There is nothing as good as a warm oatmeal cookie and a glass of milk! Great recipe, Laurie.

    1. Thanks Donna! I agree 100%!

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    Mary - the boondocks blog
    May 8, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Laurie these look super yummy. I will definitely have to try this recipe. Pinning.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Mary! Appreciate the pin too 🙂

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    May 9, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I remember my gran used to bake oatmeal cookies for us whenever we visited her place.That was something me and my brother always loved about the visit.I need to try this soon as my taste buds are missing those old days.Hope it turns out as good as my gran’s.


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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you! What a sweet memory! You’ll have to let me know how these rate to your Gran’s recipe 🙂

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    May 9, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Looks fabulous! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookie tho I usually add raisins.

    1. Thanks Carol! I’m sure these would be just as wonderful with raisins!

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    janet trieschman
    May 12, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    My 11 year old loves to bake, I have to have her try this recipe! Thanks for sharing with us at #CCBG.

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks Janet!

  8. Reply
    May 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites! My kids don’t like them, which is fantastic in my eyes. It means more for ME! I’ll definitely give your recipe a try. Thank you for sharing with Designing Us!

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      May 16, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks so much Trudy!

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    Demi | made by demi
    June 27, 2017 at 8:00 am

    yummy!! Laurie, these cookies are addictive! I will definitely try them, soon 🙂

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      Laurie | MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies
      June 27, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Aw thanks Demi, my family is sure hooked 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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