Oatmeal Cookies…YUM

My son Karl called me today and asked for the pancake recipe.  I got out my trusty Betty Crocker’s Cookbook and gave him the recipe.  It’s the same cookbook that Kelli shared with a couple months ago.

Betty Crocker Cook Book

While the cookbook was out, I remember those wonderful Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies that are in the book so I made a batch…YUM!


Here’s the recipe:

2 c brown sugar
1 c shortening
1/2 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
4 c quick cooking oats
1 3/4 c flour
1 t baking soda

Mix ingredients in order.  Shape into balls.  Roll in sugar.  Flatten with a glass.  Bake until golden brown.


This is one of those recipes that if you want the cookies to be chewy, you need to take the cookies out of the oven while they are a little puffy.  Once they come out of the oven leave them on the baking sheet to cool a bit then transfer to your cooling rack.

Do you have a favorite from this recipe book?

9 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cookies…YUM”

  1. I have my mother’s copy (1949 version) which was the first cookbook I used. I have a 1971 version from the year I got married and I encouraged my daughter to get one (2003) the year she married. These are my “go to” cookbooks. I don’t cook/bake as often these days but I still love this cookbook.

  2. I’m just wondering – are these supposed to have an egg in them? I have a Betty Crocker book, but it is at least 35 years old. The oatmeal recipe is quite a bit different, but it has a recipe called Brown Sugar Drops that is the same as this but has no oatmeal, more flour and 2 eggs. It also is a drop cookie instead of a shaped one. I think it sounds good to roll them in sugar.

  3. I got that cookbook in 1969 as a wedding gift, and it looks terrible – pages falling out, stained – but it is still my favorite. My go-to pie crust recipe comes from it, and I’ve never found any better.

  4. I have several copies of this book in my classroom and use it for basic pie, frosting, and quick bread recipes. My favorite recipe is the baking powder biscuits.

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