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Oatmeal Camping Crispies

I've been making these cookies for the last 30 years. My mom in law always made these and so I've been eating them since we started dating.
The recipe is from the Mennonite Treasury of Recipes and they are called Oatmeal crispies.
The original contributor was Bertha Thiessen.
The cookies are crisp and freeze wonderfully. I made a half recipe .. for the two of us. These can be made with raisins instead of chocolate chips. . and the nuts can be eliminated as well .. .use your imagination with the add ins. .
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts . .optional
  • 1 cups chocolate chips/or raisins
  • and .. 1 cup candy coated mini eggs .. optional ( I used dark chocolate .. because we all know that dark chocolate is high in antioxidants . . .small smile)
  1. Cream the butter and sugars.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients in order given.
  3. Bake at 350 F for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Eat one cookie every day after lunch. . .they are very good for you .. (referring to the dark chocolate part . ..the antioxidants and all .. oh. .and if you are reading this before noon on April 1st ..Happy April fools day!)


  1. Regardless of April Fool's Day..I believe these cookies must be good for us!! Perfect to take along on a camping trip! Love 'em..

  2. Those mini eggs are favourites around here. But adding them to cookies is a new idea - and a good one! Thanks Lovella!

  3. These look great. We aren't big nut fans in our cookies though. Have you made them without the nuts?

  4. Oh, they sound wonderful! I love oatmeal cookies just wish sugar wasn't so hard on my system! lol

  5. Heidi .. leaving the nuts out is just fine. .I've made them that way as well.

  6. oh boy...these cookies look great...we'll be making these this week!
    thanks for stopping by today- your comment made me smile :)

  7. What a great way to transform mini eggs into a healthy treat! (grin). The cookies look yummy!

  8. Mini eggs in cookies? Now that's one way to get the kids to eat the mini eggs! =)

  9. Hee Hee got us! Wonderful! and you made these oceanside? Incredible!

  10. Hmm, April Fool's? Should we be afraid to make the cookies? They look yummy!


  11. Yummy! I think it's high time to make some homemade cookies around here...

  12. Wow these look so good..I scrolled down and can tell I am gonna have to do some back reading and grab me some of these great recipes! lol Thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment...hope you are having a great week!

  13. Trish . .I did make these ocean side .. of course.

  14. Well I'll be writing this recipe down - yum! Linda

  15. I think you mean eat at least 2, run around the camp, and come back for more!
    They look eggscellent!

  16. Oh these cookies look so good. I love all of the recipes you post. I think I am going to gain 100 lbs. lol Thanks for stopping by and your very sweet comments on my lst tablescape. I really appreciate them. Hugs, Marty

  17. They look a little like Anzac biscuits or cookies.


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