Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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44 Reviews
Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies are a cookie jar favorite.
45 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

3 cups
uncooked quick-cooking oats
2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons
vanilla
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except flour in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in flour until well mixed.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet.

Recipe Tips

- Stir in 1 cup of 1 of the following ingredients: mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips, raisins, chopped mixed dried fruit, sweetened flaked coconut or chopped pecans. Bake as directed above.

- Dough is best when baked the day it is made. If dough is stored in the refrigerator, the oats absorb liquid and cause the cookies to be dry.

Variation: Chocolate Drizzled Oatmeal Cookies:
Prepare and bake cookies as directed above. Melt 1/2 cup real semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening. Drizzle mixture over cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
80
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
12g
Protein
1g
Fat
3.5g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Hi Dolores, sorry to hear you did not like this recipe. Many things can cause cookies to spread. For example, if the butter was too soft or pan too hot, the cookies are likely to flatten out. The age of the baking soda can also be a factor. We hope you'll give this another try!

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I've been making oatmeal cookies for over sixty years. This recipe was a total flop. Cookies ran together and off the pan. After the first sheet was scraped and cleaned, I added 1/2 cup more flour and another 1/2 cup oats. They were then edible. This certainly does not qualify as the BEST Oat Cookie Recipe ever, in my opinion. Will go back to my "tried and true" recipe

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Test Kitchen
Hi Dolores, sorry to hear you did not like this recipe. Many things can cause cookies to spread. For example, if the butter was too soft or pan too hot, the cookies are likely to flatten out. The age of the baking soda can also be a factor. We hope you'll give this another try!
Posted August 09, 2016

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This is probably the best oatmeal cookie recipe that I have ever tried! A friend at work tried them and just raves over them! I do add some cinnamon and raisins, but that's my personal preference. For those that had trouble with them flattening out, my guess is that your butter was too soft, or melted even, or they made the mistake of using margarine instead of butter.

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Just out of the oven, I'm having two of these large cookies for breakfast and they are delicious!

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I followed recipe and used whole wheat flour instead of white. Added 1 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/2 c. shredded coconut and baked on parchment paper. Delicious!!! Cookie's tend to spread out. Use a small ice cream scoop to measure dough & do not flatten.

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This recipe was awful. They spread and had a terrible flavor.

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these cookies are cake like and not very enjoyable at all, if you actually want a traditional oatmeal cookie.

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It's personal preference, but I think the lack of cinnamon lets the oatmeal shine. The extra butter makes the cookies delicious, as well. I did measure the sugar a bit sparingly (maybe a couple tablespoons less), and the flour a bit generously (a couple tablespoons more), again personal preference. Absolutely delicious.

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Hi Amber, sorry to hear you had some issues with this recipe. Many things can cause cookies to spread. For example, if the butter was too soft or pan too hot, the cookies are likely to flatten out. We hope you'll give this another try!

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I added cinnamon and the flavor was better, but these cookies came out flat and not as great as other recipes I have tried. I wanted to try a new recipe, but this one was disappointing.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Amber, sorry to hear you had some issues with this recipe. Many things can cause cookies to spread. For example, if the butter was too soft or pan too hot, the cookies are likely to flatten out. We hope you'll give this another try!
Posted October 20, 2015

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Wow! loving this recipe!! got it right the first time, did add less sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Will definitely make more of this and will add some nuts or sesame seeds

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The dough already tasted amazing but I loved the outcome of the cookies. I have tried many cookies but this is hard to beat. I would recommend this to everyone.

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These turned out perfect and we loved them! simple, easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe. This one is a keeper!

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These oatmeal cookies are simple and delicious. I did add 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 cup of "plumped" raisins. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a tee and they were the moist, chewy oatmeal cookies that are my family's favorite. Thank you Land O Lakes!

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This is a good "simple" oatmeal cookie, however, in flavor, I feel it is missing something, like cinnamon, etc. But as stated for a easy to make "simple" cookie, it is good.

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Best ever oatmeal cookies

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WORST cookies I have ever made! It does not deserve a star. When I saw 1 cup of butter... I thought that it had to be a huge error... Half would have sufficed. More brown sugar than flour, no spices... Off and wrong in all directions. But, instead of checking my old reliable cookbook, I foolishly followed this bad recipe. I give cookies to everyone to cheer them up. These can't be given to anyone. Waste of efforts, time and money.

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Cookie shape is too flat. I added more flour and then they looked like pictured.

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This recipe is the best of all oatmeal cookies.. i also add walnuts, chocolate chips, and they never last more than two hours.. I have to hide some if i want them to last. they are the best ever!!

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This is the oatmeal cookie recipe I've been looking for! I added some cinnamon, they're the right amount of chewy and not cakes at all

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