Serge’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Serge's Famous Oatmeal cookiesThere is a big age difference between my sister and I, but every summer for the past six years I dutifully pile into the car with my parents and share the backseat with my 60 lbs dog to visit her at overnight camp on Visitor’s Day. She is the type of kid that lives for camp and everything related to it, so when I got my hands on her camp’s head chef’s secret recipe for his famous cookies she freaked out to say the least and they are now a staple in our house. Hope you enjoy!

Serge’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies


  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350oF and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Mix in egg, water and vanilla until light and fluffy.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda. Pour into the large bowl and add in the oats. Mix well until combined.

Spoon onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheets for a minute before transferring to a wire rack. Enjoy!

Source: Camp Manitou


7 thoughts on “Serge’s Famous Oatmeal Cookies

    • Hi Kim,
      Ooo peanut butter or Nutella, that sounds delicious! I’ve also made them with the chocolate chips and they’re pretty awesome too. Not sure how you’d add PB or Nutella though, perhaps replace the butter a bit (perhaps a 1/4 for a 1/4)? I’ve never replaced butter in a recipe with anything but completely swapping if for a vegan butter to make it dairy-free (I use these). Let me know if you try it!

      • thanks for your quick response.
        I might have to Google it. I’m not a baker or chemist by trade. 😉
        if I do swap I will let you know.
        Thanks again

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s