Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

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Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.

I don’t know anyone from my generation that didn’t grow up eating refrigerator cookies. They are a classic for good reason. Everyone loves them!

To make these Refrigerator Oatmeal Cookies you will need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • walnuts
  • quick-cooking oats
  • mixing bowls
  • baking sheet or stone
  • parchment paper
  • waxed paper
  • sharp knife

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How to Make the Cookies:

To begin, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir them together and set them aside for a moment.

In your mixing bowl, combine room temperature butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat them together until fluffy.

cookie dough ingredients in a mixing bowl

Mix in vanilla extract.

Mix in two eggs, one at a time.

Add your flour mixture to the mixing bowl and stir together until just combined.

Mix in quick-cooking oats.

And finally add in some very finely chopped walnuts. Stir it all together.

Divide your dough in half and spoon one half onto a sheet of waxed or parchment paper down the center in a row. With floured hands shape it into a 2 inch log.

cookie dough formed into a log

Roll the log tightly in the paper. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

Refrigerate the rolls for 10 hours or overnight.

refrigerator cookie dough rolled into a log and wrapped in paper

The Next Day

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

With a sharp knife, cut the logs into 1/3 inch thick slices.

slicing the cookie dough with a knife

Place the slices on a baking sheet (or parchment paper for baking on a stone) an inch and a half apart.

cookie dough slices on a sheet

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until just golden.

Let them cool for a minute in place on the sheet or parchment paper, then slide them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat this with all of the dough.

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.

Freezing Refrigerator Cookie Dough

The great thing about these cookies, is that you can make the dough, and freeze one of of the logs for another time. Simply wrap it tightly in waxed paper, then wrap it with another tight layer of freezer paper, or place it in a freezer bag.

If using a freezer bag, remove as much air from the bag as you possibly can.

When you go to bake the cookies, allow the dough to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake as before.

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Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.

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Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.

Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

Constance Smith - A Good Life Farm
Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are buttery and crisp – perfect for with a mug of hot cocoa on a cool day.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Additional Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 20 mins
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter,, (1 cup) room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup very finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats

Instructions
 

  • To begin, combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir them together and set them aside for a moment.
  • In your mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Beat them together until fluffy.
  • Mix in a the vanilla.
  • Mix the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add your flour mixture to the mixing bowl and stir together until just combined.
  • Mix in the quick-cooking oats.
  • And finally add in the walnuts.
  • Stir it all together.
  • Divide your dough in half and spoon one half onto a sheet of waxed or parchment paper down the center in a row.
  • With floured hands shape it into a 2 inch log.
  • Roll the log tightly in the paper.
  • Repeat with the other half of the dough. Refrigerate the rolls 10 hours or overnight.
  • After it has been refrigerated, heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the logs into ⅓ inch thick slices.
  • Place the slices on a baking sheet (or parchment paper for baking on a stone) an inch and a half apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until just golden.
  • Let them cool for a minute in place on the sheet or parchment paper, then slide them to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with all of the dough.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 80mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 63IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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