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This oatmeal cookie recipe comes from our first 1980’s Ohio Art Flower Recipe Box. Oatmeal cookies are always tasty, and this one seems like a pretty simple recipe to make.

I am calling this Pat’s Oatmeal cookies recipe, even though we of course don’t know who Pat is, simply because the top of the recipe card says Pat in the upper left corner.

Above is the front of the handwritten recipe card.

And here is the back of the handwritten recipe card with the instructions for how to make the Oatmeal cookies.

Cross referencing this recipe, we can make a pretty safe bet it’s not really a completely original recipe, but at the same time we weren’t able to find any recipes quite exactly like it either!

The main ingredients of this recipe include sugar, egg whites, margarine, oats, flour, and vanilla. The back of the recipe card suggests one could add in chocolate chips or nuts.

I don’t use margarine because I am a butter enthusiast, so I substituted the margarine with butter. They are usually both pretty interchangeable and just depends on your own preferences.

I have a TON of oats I have been wanting to use up for awhile now, so I am definitely going to be making these cookies often!

Do you love oatmeal cookies? Then you might be interested in knowing there is a National Oatmeal Cookie Day! It is celebrated on April 30th of each year.

Most of the oatmeal cookie recipes I’ve tried in the past use brown sugar, while this one only uses regular granulated sugar. This one only using the egg whites is also something different that I’ve seen in other cookies.

And I definitely think I will add chocolate chips to these cookies! I will post pictures as soon as I bake them!

Pats Oatmeal Cookies Recipe Front

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe from Pat

This simple 6 ingredient oatmeal cookie recipe comes from a 1980's vintage recipe box from Indiana.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Cookie Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 94 kcal


  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup margarine or butter {melted and cooled}
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites stiffly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Stir together oats, flour, margarine and sugar. Fold in egg whites.
  • Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes.


May add in chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, etc.


Serving: 1gCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g
Keyword lunchbox snacks, oatmeal
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