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Soft, chewy, buttery oatmeal cookies pair perfectly with a tall glass of ice cold milk. This classic cookie recipe is a favorite and one to try. 

plate of oatmeal cookies

This recipe is another one of my mother’s cookie recipes. I definitely got my baking genes from her. The holidays always meant the smell of fresh baked goods perfuming the whole house. Maybe that’s why I have a sweet tooth.

Now I know oatmeal cookies aren’t always number one on everyone’s favorite cookie list (aside from my husband), but look these pack a good amount of flavor and you can’t go wrong with a good old oatmeal cookie right? Plus you get a good source of fiber from the oatmeal. I’d say that’s a win in my books.

close up oatmeal cookies on sheetpan

Day 2 of the 12 days of cookies: Soft oatmeal cookies

If you missed day one, check out the recipe here easy chocolate chip cookie.

What type of oats do you use for a soft oatmeal cookie?

Since it’s called an OATmeal cookie, it’d make sense that you use the right type of oats for this recipe. I like to use old fashioned oats. These give the cookies a more chewy texture. Here is more information on the different types of oats.

What do I need to make oatmeal cookies?

  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Vanilla (try my homemade vanilla recipe)
  • Eggs
oatmeal cookie

What else can I add in to oatmeal cookies?

There’s nothing wrong with plain old oatmeal cookies, but if you want to spice it up a little you can add in chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts.

Do I have to chill the dough?

If you use a large cookie scoop you may not need to chill the dough, however if using a regular or mini cookie sized scoop it may be better to chill the dough to prevent the cookie from spreading out too much.

What’s the trick to soft oatmeal cookies?

  • Do not over mix your batter. This is key. Over mixed batter will be more dense.
  • Slightly under bake the cookies. This will help to keep the soft and chewy texture.
stack of oatmeal cookies

How to store?

Place cookies in an airtight container and store at room temperature. These will keep for 3-5 days.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes. Cover in plastic wrap (or the plastic free alternative of your choice) and then place in a ziptop bag. This will keep in the freezer for about 6 months.

How to make soft oatmeal cookies?

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Stir to combine and set aside.

To the bowl of a stand mixer add sugars and butter. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Add honey, vanilla, and eggs. Mix on medium speed until well combined.

Add flour mixture and option raisins and walnuts. Mix on medium speed until well combined.

Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out about 3 tablespoons of batter onto the baking sheet being sure to allow at least 1 inch between cookies.

Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.

plate of oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Relle
Soft, chewy, buttery oatmeal cookies pair perfectly with a tall glass of ice cold milk. This classic cookie recipe is a favorite and one to try. 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24 large cookies
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • optional:
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, salt, and oats. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer add sugars and butter. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Add honey, vanilla, and eggs. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • Add flour mixture and option raisins and walnuts. Mix on medium speed until well combined.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out about 3 tablespoons of batter onto the baking sheet being sure to allow at least 1 inch between cookies.
  • Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove cookies from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.

Notes

*If you like crispier cookies slightly flatten dough balls.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19g
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By on December 2nd, 2019

About Relle

Aloha, my name is Relle and welcome to my little home on the internet where I like to share all my favorite Hawaiian recipes (and local ones too).

I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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