Grandma Dot’s Oatmeal Freezer Cookies

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Grandma Dot’s Oatmeal Freezer Cookies are sure to go down a treat. Try freezing this dough in smallish logs, just enough to make about 8 cookies. By freezing smaller portions, the dough thaws more quickly. And because you only bake a few cookies at a time, they are always fresh.

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Recipe adapted from


Makes about 2 dozen cookies


  • 100g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 90g flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 120g rolled oats
  • 25g finely chopped pecans or walnuts


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together in a bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, oats and nuts. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture until just blended.

Shape the dough into 2-inch rolls on greaseproof paper. Roll up and twist the ends together. Chill until firm (at least 2 hours) or freeze for later use (place the logs in a plastic bag before freezing).

When ready to bake the cookies, thaw the dough (only if frozen), then cut into 3/4-inch slices. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet with at least 1 inch separating the cookies. Bake at 180°C for approximately 10 minutes. Immediately remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.

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