Appalachia Appalachian Food

Oatmeal Krispies

Oatmeal Krispies
Back in the day when The Deer Hunter and I were dating, Miss Cindy made the best cookies I had ever eaten-Oatmeal Krispies. She gladly shared the recipe with me-and as soon as I got home I made some for the whole family. Everyone liked them.

After The Deer Hunter and I were married, Miss Cindy told me her mother Bonnie made Oatmeal Krispies when she was growing up. As time went on-Miss Cindy gave me Bonnie’s hand written copy of the recipe-what a treasure to have.

Oatmeal Krispies

  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups oatmeal-quick cooking
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I’ve never added the nuts)

*First cream shortening and both sugars till well mixed. Sift dry ingredients set aside.

easy to make Oatmeal Krispies
*Add eggs mix well. Add Vanilla mix well.

*Add dry ingredients mix well.

*Add oatmeal mix well.

Refrigerator oatmeal cookies
*Roll dough into long rolls and wrap in foil or wax paper. Put rolls into refrigerator for at least an hour. The rolls will keep several days in the frig or you can freeze them.

Rolled refrigerator cookies
*Slice chilled rolls into 1/4 inch slices. Bake at 400 for 6 to 8 minutes depending on oven-or till light brown.

Ever had Oatmeal Krispies?


Portions of this post were originally published right here on the Blind Pig in January of 2011.


You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    Glynda P. Chambers
    January 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Tipper I don’t seem to find the print button. Thanks

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I don’t believe I have ever had these. They sound yummy though.
    God bless.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Almost forgot – we also always used margerine for the shortening.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    The cookies are virtually the same as my grandmothers “Refrigerator Oatmeal Cookies” except we added a healthy pinch of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, (sometimes a sprinkle of ground ginger) and a bit of almond flavoring. A long time family favorite and kept pretty well in the freezer for 6 weeks to 2 months if we were needing to prepare a lot of cookies for a big event or bake sale.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Those cookies look mighty good!

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Those oatmeal cookies look great.
    I like anything oatmeal, even an
    Oatmeal Cake. But I crush Black
    Walnuts and add to the topping.
    (Keeps the Fall taste alive!)…Ken

  • Reply
    b. Ruth
    January 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    A new recipe to add to the Valentine cookie collection!
    When I read the title of the recipe, I thought there might be a mix of rice krispies and oatmeal in the mix. I guess the title comes from the crispy texture of the cookie!
    I don’t remember ever eating these type of cookies. I have made Oatmeal cookies and a Oatmeal dry fruitcake type cookie, also the old standby chocolate/oatmeal cow paddy cookie. Then there is the rice Krispy cookie! I am so over those!
    I think I will add this recipe to my list of Valentine’s Day cookies I am hoping to make for the grandchildren next month.
    Have you ever substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce for 1/2 cup of the shortening in this recipe. I wonder if it would work? I have done the substitution with some cake recipes with good results!
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS…drag out all your afghans, throws, lap covers and long johns…fer it’s goin’ to be a cold couple of days in the mountains come Wednesday!

  • Reply
    David Templeton
    January 5, 2015 at 11:43 am

    The handwriting is so beautiful and so clear. Would that we still wrote with such clarity and skill. Hers was like calligraphy.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I’m always in the market for a new kind of cookie! 🙂
    On another note…I’ve enjoyed hearing the fiddling on your blog,and for Christmas this year we got our daughter “the Fiddler’s Fakebook”. I included a couple of short videos on my blog today, just in case you’re interested in taking a listen. We’re loving the different style, after hearing 7 years of classical music! 🙂

  • Reply
    Gayle Larson
    January 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Now you have done it!!!
    There goes my New Years resolution.I was going to eat less cookies this year.
    Now I have to try this recipe. Maybe I could just eat one and then give the rest away.
    Really don’t think that is going to happen.
    Keep those recipes coming.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I was glad you posted again this Oatmeal Krispies cookie recipe. I intended to keep it before, but failed to do so. I used to have a recipe nearly like this when I was young! Good to have it again. This time, I plan to save this and bakes some more delicious Krispies. I once took mine (similar to this one by Mrs. Bonnie) to a youth camp with about 50 campers, and we made 3 or 4 recipes, enough for the whole group of hungry youth to get a good taste of them! Then, one of the youth at the camp grew up and became a foreign missionary. She had that oatmeal Krispies recipe and used it to invite neighborhood children into her house for savory-smelling cookies and to interest them in studying the Bible! What a wonderful story of how oatmeal cookies became an “outreach” tool to draw children into Bible study!

  • Reply
    Kerry in GA
    January 5, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Yes-Best cookies ever. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I really enjoy eating any type of oatmeal cookie. I have had them with raisins and cranberries, too! I enjoy the crunch and the flavor. I think that eating them is very healthy – my excuse for having two, and maybe three. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Sheryl-no I haven’t but if you do let us know how they turn out!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

  • Reply
    Sheryl Paul
    January 5, 2015 at 7:20 am

    These sound yummy! Have you tried them with chocolate chips?

  • Reply
    Barb Wright
    January 5, 2015 at 7:20 am

    These are one of my hubby’s favorites..he loves anything with oatmeal! I can relate to your “treasure”.When my grandma passed away,my dad gave me her recipe box with all of her hand written recipes.I cherish it! I never could figure out why the box has fighting roosters on it. Do you have any ideas? Seems odd for something of a lady’s to be decorated with!

  • Reply
    Miss Cindy
    January 5, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Tipper, even looking at the computer screen I instantly recognize my mother’s handwriting. I always thought it was so pretty and neat.
    To tell the truth, Bonnie was not a great cook. However she did have a few things that she made really well, like the oatmeal cookies. She also made spaghetti that was very good and pound cake. I still have the hand written pound cake recipe but when I asked her about the recipe for spaghetti she said she used the one on the spaghetti box…go figure!

  • Leave a Reply