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Swedish Oatmeal Drops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing Bake: 10 min./batch


5-1/2 dozen

A cousin of mine from Sweden shared this recipe while working as a cook in the U.S. I like these cookies because they adapt well to whatever nuts I have on hand.
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  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, pour butter over oats. Stir to coat; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla; pour over oat mixture. Combine the flour, coconut, nuts and baking powder; gradually add to the oat mixture and mix well.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks.

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