Classic Oatmeal Cookies
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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!
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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.
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.
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!
What you need:
Kitchen Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Rolled oats
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 stick butter softened (about ½ cup)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 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.
If you enjoyed these oatmeal cookies, then you’ll also love my other cookies:
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