Dec 092011

I grew up eating these cookies and I often received them in care packages when I was in college. Mom always had a fresh batch when we’d go to Ohio for a visit with the kids. They are as good and healthy now as they were then.

Grandma Karney’s Oatmeal Cookies
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Category: Cookies

Author: Mark Karney


  • ½ lb Margarine or butter
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 c Chopped dates
  • ½ c Walnuts, pecans or almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 ½ c Flour
  • 3 ½ c Rolled oats (Quaker Oats)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla


  1. Mix the first seven ingredients first, then add the flour, oats and vanilla.
  2. Make logs about 10 inches long and 2 ½ inches in diameter. And wrap into wax paper and chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
  3. Heat oven to 350°.
  4. Slice the logs into 3/8 in. slices and place on ungreased cookie sheet leaving about 1 inch between them.
  5. Bake for 12 – 20 minutes, checking regularly. Cool a bit before removing from the cookie sheet as they are fragile.
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