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Easy Oatmeal Cookies

(12 Votes)
3 1/2 dozen
12 Min

Take one of our simplest oatmeal cookie recipes, and curl up for a comforting snack. Our Easy Oatmeal cookies go great with milk so make a bunch and enjoy!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats, and sugar. In a separate bowl, combine oil and eggs; add to dry ingredients, stirring well. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on pans 2 minutes then carefully remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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Sooooo easy. Soooo good!!!

I agree with another poster...cake mixes are sweet enough. I've made oatmeal cookies with both yellow and chocolate cake mixes and did NOT add any extra sugar. I did add about 3/4 cup of flour, 3/4 cup butter (sometimes using 1/2 butter and 1/2 and oil. I only added 1 cup of quick oats and sometimes about a cup of mini-chocolate chips. Each and every time, the cookies came out perfect!

Cake mixes are already sweet so why so much sugar? I wonder if those who have made this found it to be too sweet? I'll probably reduce the sugar but still wonder about the degree of sweetness.

Is it possible to subs some of the oil , using applesauce? Seems like a lot of oil

The cake mix includes many ingredient. making these cookies very easy to make. Quick, easy, and good. Separate dough adding lemon or almond flavor to make a variety of cookies. Add raisins, dried cranberries, or cherry for more variations.

Cake mixes do not seem to weigh 18.25 oz anymore. They seem to be cut down to between 15 and 16.5 oz.

There is nothing better than the Quaker oats recipe on the back of the box. My family loves both pecans and raisins and we love them soft.

These have a good flavor and are simple to make, however mine were crumbly. Does anyone know what to do to prevent them from breaking up?

I made this with a lemon cake mix and it turned out great.

I made these cookies, but I used a greman chocolate cake mix instead of the yellow. I aslo added another egg and a half a cup of chocolate chips and my family flipped over them. The next time I want to try a butter pecan cake mix. Yummy!!!!

Does the extra egg stop the crumbles?I was thinking of turning them into sandwich cookies with frosting or PB...

These cookies were just ok. They feel apart taking them off the cookie tray. I feel they need something to keep them more together. Too crumbly.

Let them cool. Use a silpat or parchment paper


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