Family Favorite Oatmeal Cookies

Family Favorite Oatmeal Cookies from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cookies

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Ready Time: 75 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray


  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 3/4 cup Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • 1 (16 oz.) can Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting
  • OR Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Flavored Frosting
  • Flaked coconut (optional)
  • Pecan halves (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.


  • COMBINE shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • COMBINE oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to shortening mixture alternately with bananas at low speed. Stir in chopped apricots, 1⁄2 cup coconut and 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans.
  • DROP by well rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
  • BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown and set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.


  • SPREAD small amount of frosting in center of cookies. Sprinkle with coconut and top with pecan half, if using.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cpploe), Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 70), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0.5g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 13g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.