Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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This is my family's amazing recipe for oatmeal cookies, one we've been using for decades.  I've never been tempted to explore other oatmeal cookie recipes because I love this one so much!  It's simple and unfussy--JUST an oatmeal cookie, no other add-ins.

Oatmeal cookies stacked and surrounded by rolled oats.

This is a chewy oatmeal cookie recipe.  The texture is crisp around the edges and chewy in the center.  

Chewy oatmeal cookies arranged in a line on a bed of uncooked oats.

These would make fabulous oatmeal cream pies if you were to sandwich some buttercream icing between two of the cookies.  I've actually never tried that, because I just love them plain.  I think if I were going to turn these into oatmeal cream pies, I'd experiment with under-baking them a bit, to get that perfect, soft Little Debbie kind of texture.

Ingredients for oatmeal cookie recipe on a marble table.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cups oatmeal

Oatmeal cookie dough for making chewy oatmeal cookies in a silver bowl with a beater.

Cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together.

Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and mix well to combine.

Add the flour and mix just until combined.

Add the oatmeal and mix to combine.

Oatmeal cookie dough scooped on a parchment lined cookie sheet to make chewy oatmeal cookies.

Scoop the cookie dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I love using a cookie scoop for easy, evenly-sized, perfect, and fast cookies.  It's much easier than spooning out the dough with a regular spoon.  

Freshly baked chewy oatmeal cookies on a sheet of parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes.

Stack of chewy oatmeal cookies surrounded by oats.

What Kind of Oatmeal Should I Use in Oatmeal Cookies?

I typically use use rolled oats to make my oatmeal cookies, but I've also successfully used quick-cook oats, too.  Use either one to make these delicious oatmeal cookies!

Three oatmeal cookies surrounded by uncooked oats.

What's your favorite classic cookie recipe?  

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