Cookie of the Day: Aunt Cloe’s Oatmeal Cookies

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This post comes to us courtesy of Samantha Hobbs Chulick, blogger at Cashmere Fog.



Cookie of the Day

Leading up to Christmas, we’ll be featuring one standout cookie recipe every day on The Blender. See them all here — let the holiday cookie exchanges begin!

Waking this morning to below freezing temps, I filled my teacup to the brim with steaming lavender earl grey tea and headed to the kitchen. In my opinion, there is no better time to indulge in some baking than when snow is lightly falling outside your frosted windowpane. I called my grandmother, Maccie (a baking genius) and asked for an heirloom cookie recipe. And she didn’t disappoint. She emailed over a scanned copy of her Aunt Cloe’s handwritten recipe for oatmeal cookies and I went to work.


This antique recipe produces soft, chewy oatmeal cookies that are made even better when paired with Christmas carols. So go deck the halls, dance like a sugarplum fairy, and rock around the Christmas tree. It’s December and baby, its cold outside.


Aunt Cloe’s Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup Crisco or butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

4 cups oats

4 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. cinnamon

10 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbs. milk

1 cup milk

1 cup raisins


Mix Crisco (or butter) and sugar together. Then beat in eggs and oatmeal.


Sift flour, baking powder, and cinnamon 3 times before adding both milks and baking soda. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix raisins into dough, combining well. Cover, and chill dough for one hour.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.


Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before consuming. Makes 2 dozen cookies.


About the author: Samantha is a graduate student studying food & wine writing in the Midwest. Originally from California, her work has appeared in Santa Barbara Magazine, Vox Magazine, The Columbia Missourian, and Farm Journal. She has also been featured on her local NPR station as a wine expert. She believes that every girl should always have a bottle of bubbly in her fridge – in case of emergencies and impromptu celebrations.

5 comments about “Cookie of the Day: Aunt Cloe’s Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Cheryl VanRiper

    WOW! These sound great. This recipe should make more than 2 doz. Does It?

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  3. Ennie L

    This is the WORST cookie recipe EVER!!! I made 2 separate batches (one with Crisco, the other with butter), 48 “cookies” later, they turned out more like muffin tops, 2nd batch looked like just oatmeal balls. Ugh, threw them out. Waste of ingredients and time.

  4. gywen

    I have to agree with “Ennie”, this is the worst cookie ever! I followed the recipe exactly and mine too turned out like muffin tops for lack of better word. I rolled them bigger, smaller and flattened them and I will tell you this if you are expecting yours to look like the picture you are going to be VERY disappointed. This calls for a lot of ingredients just to throw in the trash. Don’t waste your time or your money…use the recipe on the oatmeal box, you will come out way ahead. : (

  5. Gabby Mateo

    I kind of knew it would not come out right because after bking since I was kid. YOu get an idea that this did not sound right more like a cake consistency.


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