Famous St. Louis Cookie: Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies

What an unassuming little cookie!  Just to look at Dad’s Original Oatmeal Cookie, one would never guess how delicious they are.  We first encountered them a year ago when we visited the St. Louis Gateway Arch (the nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet).  Unseen from ground level is an underground mini-mall area complete with an impressive little museum and shops.  We (hubby, me, and our son) went in this cute little 1900-style market.  On the checkout counter stood a cookie jar filled with oatmeal cookies, priced modestly at 3/$1.  We needed a little snack so I bought several cookies.

When eating these cookies later, we were surprised how yummy they were and wished we had bought more.  We were headed to Springfield, Missouri, and figured we might could buy more there but were disappointed to find out the cookies are sold only in the St. Louis area.  Sometime after we got back home, I researched Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies and found out their interesting history. I searched and searched for the recipe but didn’t find one that sounded suitable until one day I found this Whole Grain Thin and Crispy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe (minus the walnuts) that sounds like it’s very close to Dad’s cookies.

My dear husband suggested ordering some of the cookies from Dad’s website recently, but I would rather wait since I’m trying to lose weight.   If I need to bake a batch of cookies to take somewhere, though, I just might try the recipe I found online!

Update:  We visited the actual bakery, Dad’s Cookie Co.,  in June 2012.

Photo courtesy of our son!

3 thoughts on “Famous St. Louis Cookie: Dad’s Original Scotch Oatmeal Cookies

  1. I didn’t know about these cookies! Will have to check them out next month while in St. Louis. We will be helping our son and his wife move. We will need cookies!

  2. Dad’s scotch oatmeal cookies are the bomb! Best cookie I have ever eaten and have baked for years! Hats off to this company, cookies found in store only in ST, LOUIS, MO.


  3. Very good cookie. Nothing compares to the oatmeal cookies that I order from Bobs. I have enjoyed them over several years. Such a goof good cookie.

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