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Best-Ever Oatmeal Cookies

Yield 42 cookies
"This cookie recipe is my grandmother's and our family's been using it for fifty years," says Phillips. The fourth generation has gotten into the act: "I hand Kennedy the measuring cup and she helps scoop the ingredients, dumps them into the bowl, and mixes with a wooden spoon."


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1 cookie): 115
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • sodium 86 mg
  • cholesterol 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 10 minutes
    Baking time: 12 minutes

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream both sugars, butter, vanilla, and almond extract in a bowl. Add the eggs and mix.

    Mix the oatmeal, baking soda, and flour in a separate bowl; add to the butter-and-sugar mixture and stir together.

    Place the dough by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake about 12 minutes, or until lightly brown around the edges. Cool cookies slightly before removing them from the sheet.