Oatmeal Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Cookies

Oatmeal brown sugar drop cookies are an old-fashioned favorite for all.

30 min. prep time
42 cookies
747 Ratings


1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces*


Heat oven to 375°F.

Combine brown sugar, butter and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10-14 minutes or until light golden brown on edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

*Substitute raisins, cut-up gumdrops, chopped nuts, chocolate, butterscotch or vanilla chips.

Recipe Tip

- Stir 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest into dough, if desired.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #10948B©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Just got done baking a regular batch and then did another with butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. Mmmmm mmmmm good!
I substituted chopped, toasted walnuts for the candy-coated milk chocolate pieces and added 1 1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract. I flattened the cookies a bit with a fork dipped in warm water, and they spread out nicely. These cookies have become a favorite recipe with my family and friends.
These are so yummy! I made them without putting any chocolates in the batch and they still tasted excellent.
These cookies were tasty. They were just sweet enough, without being too sweet. I also had a problem with the baking, they didn't spread out flat but just remained like little mounds. Overall, its a good recipe.
I keep this dough in the freezer as Becky suggests - and my kids love them. Love having the option of stirring in different goodies!
wouldn't change a thing
the recipe said drop.. but when i cooked them they didnt spread very much at all..

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