Birthday Oatmeal Cookies

June 19, 2019

Hello blog friends. 

It was my daughter's birthday at the beginning of May.  

When I saw a recipe for oatmeal cookies posted on Andrea's blog, Living on Cloud Nine, I knew that those were the cookies that I wanted to make.

For the first time baking Oatmeal cookies they came out tasting better then I thought they would.  

I wrapped them in a tin with Happy Birthday paper and sent them to my daughter at college.

My daughter also has a blog called THIS FASHION GIRL and a YouTube channel.  I hope you enjoy looking at her video of a week in the life of a college freshman, finals, and her birthday and opening up the box of surprise cookies.

These are photos before the cookies were baked.


This is what the first batch of cookies looked like.  The cookies came out looking like oatmeal balls!  LOL.

1st Batch of Oatmeal Cookies

For the second batch of cookies, I flattened the cookies a little bit with a spoon.

Even though these oatmeal cookies did not come out looking like Andrea's cookies, they still tasted so good and healthy. 

2nd Batch of Oatmeal Cookies

I saw these same cookies that Andrea made, posted on Carlee's blog, Cooking with Carlee.



1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend the butter flavored shortening and butter together.  Add the sugars and blend.  Add the eggs, and vanilla and mix again.  Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves and stir into the sugar mixture.  Stir in the oats and raisins.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 10-12 minutes until light and golden.  Cool for a couple of minutes before removing from cookie sheets.  Store in an airtight container.

Yummy Oatmeal Cookies!

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  1. Oatmeal cookies are a favorite with my sons too! Also lovin' your flag dishcloth on the side bar:@)

  2. These sound and look so good! I can't wait to watch your daughter's video!

  3. What a nice gift to receive! I bet she loved them, I know I would! They are a healthy and hearty cookie! Enjoy your day and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
    Hugs, Roxy

  4. Your daughter is so cute. I cannot wait to see her channel. And what a great mom you are for making these for her. Thank you precious friend xo

  5. Julie your daughter is so beautiful! Cookies look so good, and will try recipe!

  6. best friend when I drink a cup of coffee...
    have a great day

  7. I know your beautiful daughter must've enjoyed her birthday oatmeal cookies. My very favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin! Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  8. The oatmeal cookies looks so good! I'm sure your daughter was delighted for you to make them for her. I love her energy and her love of life. Also how she loves to spend time with her parents. Will give a visit to her blog. Thanks for sharing Julie!

  9. These look yummy Julie, what a lovely gift for your beautiful daughter. xx

  10. Nothing is better than a box of Mom's homemade cookies when you're away at college! Your daughter sounds like quite the entrepreneur!

  11. Hi Julie,
    Your daughter is just adorable. Love her video and her blog. These cookies look very yummo! I am going to make some too after I get moved and find my baking pans lol! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  12. I have never made oatmeal cookies but I do like spicy ones so maybe try these this summer - Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  13. Oatmeal cookies are my absolute favorite (although I've never really met a cookie I did not love!!) I am definitely going to try these!

  14. That is sweet that she put your cookies in the video. They look good. Now I want to go play badmitten!!! It's been awhile. :)

  15. I've only become an oatmeal cookie fan recently. I used to be able to easily pass them up, but once I had a really good oatmeal cookie, I was hooked! Yours look great!

  16. They look great! And Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. What a great smile! I'm off to peek at her YouTube page. I bet my kids would love it!

  17. Hi Julie, happy belated birthday to your sweet daughter. Oatmeal cookies are a favorite. Great job. I love how you can change up oatmeal cookies. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs

  18. These sound and look very tasty!

  19. What a nice treat for your daughter's birthday! Oatmeal cookies are some of my favorites! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

  20. These are making me drool and wishing I could turn on my oven (I refuse to use the oven in the summer, heating the house up then cooling it down, both artificially weirds me out), but I'm bookmarking this and the first cool day, yummy. Dropped by from #BloggersPitStop today but always glad to be here... :)
    Hope the week ahead is filled with peace, love, and understanding. :)

  21. Your daughter is so cute! Happy belated and yummy birthday.

  22. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on our Top Ten this week at Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, we have pinned it to our special features board. Hope you have a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. Thanks for sharing at the What's for dinner party! Hope to see you again this Sunday!

  24. I love oatmeal cookies! These looks delicious. Thanks for linking up with us at A Sweet Labor of Love.

  25. These sounds scrumptious. Love that they have a sprinkle of cinnamon and cloves. Thank you for sharing with us at A Sweet Labor of Love.


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