Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies
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Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

These Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies are delicious served plain, or dipped in chocolate, with almonds or your favorite sprinkles!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup nuts chopped
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips melted
  • Sprinkles or sliced almonds for decorating


  • In a large bowl, mix the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, soda, salt, vanilla, and eggs. Add in the flour and oats; stir. Stir in the nuts.
  • Divide the dough into two rounds. Make each round into a log (roll), and wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap, and place in the fridge.
  • When ready to bake, slice the dough 1/4-inch thick and place on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, or until crisp and firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When the cookies are cool, dip into the melted chocolate. I only dipped about 1/4 of the cookie. Sprinkle the chocolate section with sprinkles or sliced almonds, if desired. Place the cookies on wax paper until the chocolate is completely set up; serve!