Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Introduced in 1955, Famous Oatmeal Cookies earned the distinction of having the longest run on the Quaker® Oats package. With the perfect blend of sweet raisins and oats, these chewy cookies will delight adults and children alike.

INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

  • Variation:

    Add 1 cup of any one or a combination of any of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or shredded coconut.


    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. ABOUT 2-1/2 DOZEN


    Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 24 BARS