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Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies – The perfect oatmeal cookie recipe! Soft and chewy, these easy to make cookies are perfect as a simple dessert any day of the week!

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies have always been a favorite of mine.  I loved the flavor and how many different types of oatmeal cookies you could make by just throwing whatever dried fruit or nuts were on hand.  After making both peanut butter oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago, I was craving a batch of classic oatmeal cookies.

Now just because there aren’t any add-ins doesn’t mean that these cookies aren’t delicious! They have a yummy, deep flavor from the brown sugar that can be heightened even more by using dark brown sugar if you have it on hand.  When I make a batch of these cookies, I like to have them for dessert with a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream! Trust me, it’s a great combo!

Common Questions About Making Oatmeal Cookies

What are oatmeal cookies?

Oatmeal cookies are a cookie made with simple ingredients like old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, etc.  They are easy to add

What kind of oats should I use?

I suggest using old fashioned oats but you can substitute them for quick-cooking oats.  Please don’t use steel-cut oats, the cookies won’t turn out correctly.

What other mix-ins can I put in oatmeal cookies?

Some other fun varieties of oatmeal cookies include –

Why are my oatmeal cookies hard?

You probably baked them a bit too long.  The key with cookies is that they continue to bake once they are pulled out of the oven so while you don’t want to pull them out as raw cookie dough, you do want to keep in mind that they will crisp up a little still.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Yield: 24 Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies - The perfect oatmeal cookie recipe! Soft and chewy, these easy to make cookies are perfect as a simple dessert any day of the week!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla extract, mixing until combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together before pouring into the mixing bowl that has the wet ingredients. Mix until fully combined. Add in oats, stirring until they are just combined.
  4. Scoop cookie dough into balls that are about 2 tablespoons worth of cookie dough before placing on the lined sheet pan, leaving about 2" of space on all sides so that the cookies can expand. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Place sheet pan in the oven to cook for 10-12 minutes. The edges of the cookies should be slightly golden. Remove from oven and let the cookies sit on the sheet pan for about 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

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