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"Oatmeal Cookies are Drop Cookies!"
Drop cookies are made from a relatively soft dough that is dropped by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. During baking, the mounds of dough spread and flatten. Chocolate chip cookies (Toll House cookies), oatmeal (or oatmeal raisin) cookies and rock cakes are popular examples of drop cookies. by wikipedia
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When is National Oatmeal Cookie Day?
We found the date of this holiday gets mixed up a bit with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. March 18th is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Oatmeal Cookie Day is actually celebrated on April 30th. We have found that most people bake and enjoy all kinds of oatmeal cookies on both dates no matter which cookie the holiday is actually celebrating.

What does this holiday celebrate?
This holiday celebrates oatmeal cookies in every way, shape or form!.

Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for many years. There is plenty of documentation to support that National Oatmeal Cookie Day does indeed exist.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!

We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites, baking sites, cookie sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many share great recipes.
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Basic Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients in order given.
  2. Refrigerate dough for several hours or overnight to get a thick consistency.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) 12-14 minutes.
  5. Let stand 1 minute before removing from baking sheet.
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Lacy Oatmeal Cookies

Mix all ingredients together, oatmeal last. Blend.
Drop, about 1/2 teaspoon per cookie onto cookie sheet, well spaced, and bake on top oven shelf for 10 minutes at 335 degrees.
Remove from cookie sheet immediately and let cool until crisp.
Yeild: 3 - 4 dozen.
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