Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies are still a kid-favorite lunch box treat and after-school snack.




  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • Spread oats and walnuts in ungreased 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until toasted and light brown; cool.

  • In small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat together brown sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in oat mixture and then flour mixture.

  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans for 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.