Easy Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

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Hey y’all, so I LOVE me some good ol’ cookies, you give me any cookie I will devour it. Unless it’s made out of bugs, I will not touch it that. Now, this cookie recipe is loved by EVERY person that has had the lucky opportunity to eat one. What makes this cookie recipe even more fab, is the fact that it is easy peasy to make!

This recipe is from my families cook book. My great cousin Elizabeth actually made this recipe and entered it into a baking competition when she was just 10 years old! She received a purple ribbon for it, which honestly isn’t that surprising since it is delicious. The one thing that is so amazing about my family is that we all love to cook! Cooking/Baking has given me so many precious memories with my grandmother Grams and my aunt Angie. Many of the recipes I have learned from them I will be sharing on this blog.

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The one thing I love most about these cookies is the crispy edges but soft center. There is nothing better than a crunchy soft combination cookie, because you technically get the best of both worlds {in my opinion}. Though this recipe doesn’t call for much salt, it always has a nice sweet and salty taste to it!!

So without further ado, here is the recipe!!

Easy Crispy Oatmeal Cookies 

Serving Size: About 2 dozen


  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 c quick cooking rolled oats (I use Quaker)
  • Extra sugar for topping


  1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set Aside.
  2. Stir egg, shortening, brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Stir in oats.
  4. Form dough into small balls, and dip tops in a little additional sugar.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350-375 degrees (depends on oven) for 10 to 12 minutes.

*If unsure what temperature to set your oven at, start at whatever degrees you feel comfortable with, and monitor the cookies. When the edges are brown take out them babies out!

If you try out this recipe please leave a comment telling me your thoughts!!<3

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