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Oatmeal Cookies stacked on a white cake stand

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Cookies are ultra chewy, extra oaty and undeniably delicious! This is a sweet cookie with a classic flavor. Enjoy these plain or add in butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, nuts, raisins or other dried fruit.

  • Total Time: 25


  • 1 c unsalted butter (softened at room temp)
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 c light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ½ c quick oats (see notes)
  • ½ c old fashioned oats / rolled oats (see notes)
  • If desired, feel free to add 1 c of raisins, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts....etc.)


  1. Chilling the dough before baking is optional (the cookies will be slightly thicker). If you are not planning on chilling the dough, preheat the oven to 375° at this time.
  2. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until well combined.
  4. Add the eggs and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add in the vanilla and combine.
  6. In a large separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon.
  7. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with the mixer on low speed. Stop mixing once all of the flour is absorbed.
  8. Add in the oats and stir by hand to avoid overworking the dough.
  9. After the oats are incorporated, feel free to also stir in raisins, chocolate chips etc.
  10. If chilling the dough, cover the bowl and chill for 1 hour.
  11. Using a 1-1½ tbsp size cookie scoop, scoop the dough out onto the cookie sheets leaving a couple of inches in between each cookie.
  12. Gently press the tops of the cookies down to ensure even baking.
  13. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.


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Instead of blending the oats, you can use either 100% quick oats or old fashioned / rolled oats for this recipe.

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