Photo: Amy Neunsinger
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Chopped walnuts add a nice crunch to this basic oatmeal cookie recipe.

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and butter until well blended. Add the oatmeal, egg, and milk, stirring well. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Gradually add to the oatmeal mixture, stirring well. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, and vanilla. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls, spaced about 1 inch apart, onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Ratings & Reviews

cu1inaryadvntre's Review

March 25, 2011
I was disappointed. I am going back to the quaker oats recipe that always gets rave reviews.

shirly's Review

January 11, 2011
I followed this recipe exactly... the cookies were very flour-y not traditional oatmeal cookies at all.. I made these just for fun and several people said they weren't good... when compared to other recipes this one was missing so many key ingredients. Just a bad recipe I wouldn't recommend at all.

Roxyjay's Review

December 06, 2010

VanCityBookGirl's Review

October 01, 2011
These look very interesting! I can't wait to try them Here check out this healthy cookie recipe:

acureese's Review

February 26, 2010
AWESOME! Looove them! :) I used Smart Balance butter, skim milk instead of whole milk, nutmeg instead of cloves, and for the flour I followed one of the recommendations on the reviews and sub-ed in a half cup of oatmeal (great texture!). I cooked them for 10-12 mins, a little longer to make them a little more crispy. Would definitely make these again, maybe even adding chocolate chips! :)

StacyWill's Review

December 15, 2013
I tried this recipe for making Old Fashion Oatmeal Cookies, along with the Quaker Oats recipe to see what the difference was and a little of this and that, I made a perfect golden brown batch. I didn't use any of the extras like pecan or walnut just plain old fashion, but next time I will add peanut butter or raisins.

Princess222's Review

November 09, 2009
Very good cookie recipe and very easy. I omitted the raisins and added chocolate chips instead. Hubby loved them. Next time I'll bake them a couple minutes longer as 10 minutes left the cookies a bit too soft and delicate.

Cansas's Review

October 10, 2010
These have a great texture and the perfect flavor. I made 22 cookies and baked for 11-12 minutes. These would be perfect to make and give away for the holidays!

chef1greg's Review

May 31, 2010
I made these cookies and I thought they turned out all right. I probably won't make them again. My daughter Kelly loved them and thought they were the best cookies ever.