Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies

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Sometimes after dinner I just want something sweet.   My snack of choice lately has been a pack of fruit snacks.   They are small, sweet, and are just enough to curb my craving.   However, there are some days when I want something more.  On those days I almost always want a cookie after dinner and since I’m a baker I usually end up baking a batch on the spot!

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies are a delicious soft and chewy cookie rolled in powdered sugar.

Usually when it comes to “on the spot” cookies I go with chocolate chip.  I always have the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in my kitchen so I know it’s something I can bake.   But every once in a while I’m just not feeling chocolate.   I know that’s hard to believe but there are days when I want something different and one of those days was last week.

I was sitting on the couch after dinner thinking about cookies.   The problem was that I didn’t want a chocolate chip cookie but I wasn’t sure what else I could make.  I grabbed my recipe folder stuffed full of recipes I’ve cut out of magazines.   What?  You don’t have a recipe folder?   That’s just sad.  My recipe folder is purple and it’s stuffed full and kept in my desk for safe keeping.

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The first recipe I came to that sounded delicious was one for Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies.  I almost passed it up thinking that there were raisins in them and I knew that I didn’t have any raisins.  After giving a quick glance at the recipe I realized that the cookies didn’t have raisins in them so I went into the kitchen to make sure that I had what I needed.  I was super happy to see that I did.

So what makes these cookies different from traditional oatmeal cookies?  It’s a basic cookie recipe filled with oats and brown sugar.  The thing that is a little bit different is that these cookies are rolled in powdered sugar before they are baked.   This leads to a sweet coating on the outside while the inside is soft and delicious.

Pin Image:  Text, a plate piled high with oatmeal cookies.

These cookies are awesome!   I loved how they were chewy and soft at the same time.  The powdered sugar left a nice, sweet coating on the cookies and they were so good warm from the oven.  I could have probably gobbled up the entire tray myself but luckily I took them in to work the next day and shared with my friends.

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies are a delicious soft and chewy cookie rolled in powdered sugar.

Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies

A soft and chewy oatmeal cookie rolled in powdered sugar for a sweet coating.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 14 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 1/4 c. oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 c. powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix until they are well combined.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Put the powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Scoop and roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in the powdered sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Place 2-3 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crackled. Let cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet then remove to a wire rack to cool.


Recipe slightly adapted from Christina Tosi

I'm in love with these soft and chewy Grandma's Oatmeal Cookies!

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