1990s blog: Oatmeal Chip Cookies

1990s note: I’ve made these about a zillion times. The original recipe is from my Mother. Try using 2 cups of M&M’s, too!

2012 note: These are the cookies I have made more than any of my other recipes. I must have made them in college, since one of my college roommates mentioned on Facebook that she calls them “Patty’s Cookies”! I have slightly nudged the original recipe, using a couple tablespoons more flour and more chocolate chips than is written on the recipe card that reflects my mother’s original recipe.

Oatmeal Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups oats (quick)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 12-oz. package chocolate chips (about 2 cups)

Cream margarine, gradually add white and brown sugars, creaming well. Blend in eggs, then add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Stir in oats, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Bake on ungreased sheets (or use parchment-lined baking sheets) at 375° for 9-12 minutes.
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Please refer to my Cookie Recipe Basics to make sure your cookies turn out!
Read the introduction to my 1990s cooking blog for background information.

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