Uncle Bill’s Oatmeal Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 48large cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “These cookies have been a delight not only for younger children but children of all ages.”

    Ingredients

  • 1cupmargarine
  • 1cup canola oil or 1cupa good vegetable oil
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cupbrown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspooncream of tartar
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 cupGrape-nuts cereal
  • 1/2 cupRice Krispies
  • 1cupquick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cupshredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cuplong thread coconut, sweetened
  • 1cupchopped pecans
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream margarine, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract and beat well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda.
  • Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture.
  • Stir in grape-nuts cereal, rice krispie cereal, rolled oats, both coconut and chopped pecan nuts; mix well to incorporate.
  • Drop by tablespoons on an ungreased baking sheet; flatten slightly with a fork.
  • Bake in preheated 350 F oven on lower rack for 5 minutes.
  • Move to middle rack and finish baking, about 5 to 8 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks.
  • Reviews

  • “These were pretty well received by the family. The texture is what they loved, they had no idea that grape nuts and rice krispies were in it! I coated a couple of the cookies in amaranth grain before baking them and they loved that texture 🙂 I didn’t do the moving of the cookies because one of our oven racks mysteriously disappeared and I didn’t want them sitting out while I moved the rack, but even so they turned out good. Will definately make these again, but perhaps will half the recipe since it made an awfully large batch.”

  • “Excellent oatmeal cookie recipe Uncle Bill! I did not have exactly 1 cup of quick-cooking oats (mabey 3/4 cup), so I added more rice krispies, and used butter in place of margarine. I did not change oven racks, no need to, as I baked them for 8 minutes in my air-convection oven. This recipe makes a lot of cookies so there is really no need to double the recipe. These are a delicious crispy cookie that goes well with a cup of coffee or tea. As all of your other recipes, this is a keeper for me, I look forward to making these again soon. Thanks so much for sharing Uncle Bill!…….Kitten:)”

  • “This was the second recipe I tried from your wonderful cookbook, and I got to admit…I have not been dissappointed!!!!I did sub raisins for pecans, because I love raisins in my oatmill cookies.I did wonder about that baking on lower rack and then moving to middle rack….seemed like an awful lot of bother…but it is your recipe and you said do it…so I did…and I will do it again!!!!!Thanks for the great recipe!!!!”

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