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Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy, this is a classic Oatmeal Cookies recipe. No raisins and no chocolate chips, just oatmeal and a ton of sweet flavor.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookie recipe, oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 small cookies
Calories 120kcal
Author Lauren's Latest



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two light-colored baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
    butter and sugars
  • Slowly incorporate remaining ingredients until the dough has just come together. Scoop into cookies and place on prepared sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the centers are soft but not gooey.
    oatmeal cookie dough
  • Cool 5 minutes on the hot baking sheet before transferring to cooling racks. Store in airtight containers for up to 3 days.
    oatmeal cookies



I use and prefer salted butter for all my baking. However, if you prefer unsalted butter, increase the salt to 1 teaspoon.
For oatmeal raisin cookies, add in 1 cup raisins and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to cookie dough before scooping.
For oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, add in 1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips to cookie dough before scooping.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg