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These super moist and delicious Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for a college care package. They stay fresh, ship well and will provide a little taste of home to out-of-town students. Adapted from the Quaker Oats Company "Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie" recipe.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 27 Cookies
  • 1-1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup (1 Stick) plus 6 Tbsp Butter, Softened
  • ¾/Cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 Cups Walnuts
  1. Heat oven to 350 F
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar 7 granulated sugar until light and fluffy and pale in color.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed sugar a cup at a time on low speed until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  6. Add oats and mix until just incorporated.
  7. Quickly mix in walnuts on low speed.
  8. Using a dough or ice cream scoop drop rounded dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Set timer and bake cookies in pre-heated oven for 8 minutes. Cookies will appear pale and underdone but trust me, they are ready!
  10. Cool cookies 1 minute on cookie sheet to set up.
  11. Remove to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  12. Store in an airtight container or Ziplock bag.
Variations: You may substitute pecans for the walnuts or add 1 cup of raisins or 1 cup chocolate chips if desired.
Recipe by After Orange County at