Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Oatmeal Drop Cookies
Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Oatmeal Drop Cookies


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs

Cream together and then add:

  • 4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups quick cooking rolled oats

Optional: Add one

  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips.


  1. Bake at 350 for 8 -10 minutes. Let set on cookie sheet until cool. Makes 4 dozen

Recipe Notes

My notes: 
Sometimes the flour is extra thirsty and I can tell it needs more moisture. This you will learn from experience. To solve this I add water 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is soft and playable in the mixer. I use a bosch for this one, simply because it is stronger. I large kitchen aid will work also. 

I have played with the options with this recipe since I could bake late in the 60’s. 

The favorite is plain chocolate chips with my crowd. 

My favorite is chocolate chips and nuts mixture. 
I do however like white chocolate chips and dried cranberries combo also. 

Store in an air tight container. 

Oatmeal Drop Cookies