Classic Oatmeal Cookies


Oatmeal cookies are a must-have recipe in every family cookbook. Today, I’m providing you with an easy-to-follow recipe so that you can whip-up a batch for your family!

A delicious stack of classic oatmeal cookies.

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Hey, everyone! Lisa Favre here, ready to share another delicious recipe! Today, I’m presenting to you my take on the classic oatmeal cookie. My rendition is soft, sweet, and with just the right amount of rolled oats.

Growing up, we often baked oatmeal cookies. They always seemed like a healthier alternative to a classic chocolate chip cookie – and sometimes, I would try to pass it off as breakfast.

Extra ingredients

If you really want to make these cookies your own, I encourage you to add some extra ingredients for that extra boost of flavor! Oatmeal cookies taste great with raisins, chocolate chips… even pumpkin seeds!

If you decide to add these type of ingredients, be sure to fold it into the batter carefully. Mixing it vigorously could ruin the ingredients’ structure, breaking it off into small pieces.

A stack of delicious homemade oatmeal cookies.

Mind the Size!

When rolling the cookie batter into spheres, be mindful of the size you’re rolling them into. Our recipe recommends that you roll them into 1-inch spheres. These cookies spread a lot once baked, so you don’t want them becoming too large.

This recipe includes a lot of brown sugar, which explains its softer, more caramelized mixture. This is also a big reason why it spreads out so nicely during the baking process.

How to Make oatmeal cookies

I love dunking my oatmeal cookies in a tall glass of milk. These cookies are a regular in our home. I wouldn’t be surprised if you had the majority of the ingredients already sitting in your pantry. If that happens to be your case, then roll up your sleeves – you’ve got some cookies to bake!

Wet ingredients that make up the batter for classic oatmeal cookies.
Adding the
Oatmeal cookies that are ready to be baked! Rolling the cookie batter into spheres and flattening them with forks for the perfect shape.

What you need: 

Kitchen Tools Needed: 

Aeriel view of classic oatmeal cookies.
Dunking an oatmeal cookie in a refreshing glass of milk.

Ingredients Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Aeriel view of classic oatmeal cookies.
A plateful of the most delicious (and easiest) oatmeal cookies you'll ever bake.
A delicious stack of classic oatmeal cookies.
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Classic Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe for classic oatmeal cookies is one for the books: ooey, gooey and delicious… your family will want you to bake-up a batch every week!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane cookies, oatmeal, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Lisa Favre



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and both sugars.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
  • Next, add all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and rolled oats. Combine well.
  • Roll the cookie batter into one-inch spheres and place on lined cookie sheet. 12 should fit on nicely on a baking sheet.
  • Flatten each cookie dough sphere slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before serving.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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What’s Next? 

If you enjoyed these oatmeal cookies, then you’ll also love my other cookies:

S’mores Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Pink Crinkle Cookies

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