Mabel’s Oatmeal Crispies – or Not So Crispies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies


When I was growing up, our go-to cookie recipe came from my paternal grandmother. We called them Oatmeal Crispies. Since I don’t like crispy cookies, I tweaked them a bit and cook them a little shorter time so they can now be fairly called Oatmeal Not-So-Crispies. I tried them again this week for the first time in a long time and wanted to share them with you.

Recipe By:

Grandma Mabel




1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 cups oatmeal
1 cup walnuts, chopped


1. Cream together:  shortening, butter, and sugars.

2. Beat in  eggs and vanilla.

3. Sift together dry ingredients. Stir them into butter mixture.

4. Roll into logs in wax paper. Chill overnight.


5. Slice.

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6. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets.

7. Bake at 325 for 12 minutes.

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Comments (1)

  • BECCa


    Do you have a yummy, soft sugar cookie recipe? Nadya would like to make heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day.


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