This is an Ann Pillsbury recipe card that was published in 1951, it folds over with the recipe on one part while the other part of the card includes a coupon with descriptions for the Coupon Plan. Recipe is typed out in full below with a scan of the card, click it to view a larger copy if you like.

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ANN PILLSBURY’S Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma would certainly beam her approval at the taste, the making and the economy of these. And for perfect results she’d be sure to rely on ever-dependable Pillsbury’s Best–oven-tried since she was a bride–oven-true in whatever you bake today.

BAKE at 375° F. for 12 to 15 minutes.
MAKES 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Sift together . . . 1 3/4 cups sifted PILLSBURY’S Best Enriched FLOUR
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Cream . . . 3/4 cup shortening

Add gradually . . . 1/2 cup granulated sugar and
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar;
cream well.

Blend in . . . 1 egg; beat well.

Combine . . . 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Add . . . dry and liquid ingredients alternately to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

Blend in . . . 2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped nut meats
1 cup raisins

Drop . . . by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet; allow room for spreading.

Bake . . . in moderate oven (375° F.) for 12 to 15 minutes. Do not stack or store until cold.

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7 Responses to Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies – Vintage Recipe Card

carol zamjahnm
Published 26 July, 2010 in 8:17 pm

Would like to find the quaker oats old fashioned Oatmeal cookie recipe that was on the during the 1960-70’s. During a move I lost mine and it is by far the best. Thank you so much

Betty Jo Gracia
Published 17 August, 2010 in 11:15 am

1940 Quaker Oatmeal Cookies 5 dozen
3/4 c. Soft Shortening (I use Crisco)
1 c. Brown Sugar (firm packed)
1/2 c. Sugar (granulated)
1 Egg
1/4 c. Water
1 t. Vanilla
1 c. Flour (sift)
1 t. Salt
1/2 t. Soda
3 c. Quaker Oats (old-fashioned uncooked)
1. Beat Crisco, sugars, egg, water and vanilla together until creamy. Sift together flour, salt and soda; add to creamed mixture; blend. Stir in oats.
2. Drop by tsp. onto greased baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven (350F) 12 to 15 minutes.

Betty Jo Gracia
Published 17 August, 2010 in 11:16 am

Recipe should say 1/2 t. Soda

Published 17 August, 2010 in 2:53 pm

Thanks very much for sharing that Betty Jo! I fixed the typo in the recipe.

Published 28 January, 2013 in 9:14 pm


angie munoz
Published 1 August, 2015 in 9:04 pm

hi im looking for a 1941 oatmeal crisp cookie recipe that I got the recipe from a old better cooking cook book help!

Donna Amen van Amen
Published 15 May, 2023 in 9:35 pm

looking for an oatmeal cookie recipe from the NY Daily News from the late 1940’s. It is the best oatmeal cookie, it was the reason for dating my ex boyfriend,

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