Though not as flashy or sophisticated as other desserts, you can’t beat a classic like oatmeal cookies. Especially these Best Oatmeal Cookies – they are soft and chewy and completely irresistible. Keep them plain and simple, or mix it up with additions like chocolate chips, walnuts, or raisins.

Best Oatmeal Cookies | Go Bold With Butter

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Best Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • Optional add-ins: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, or raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper.

In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or in large bowl with hand-held mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Add vanilla and mix until well combined.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oats. Add to butter mixture all at once and mix on low until combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared sheet pan, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges just begin to turn golden, about 9-11 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Theresa said:

    Very good recipe. I will make again

    • realbutter said:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Theresa! Thanks for letting us know.

  2. M said:

    What are the effects of using quick oats instead of old fashioned oats ? Thanks !

    • realbutter said:

      Hi M – We’ve not tested it ourselves, but these cookies might be a little too soft or tender if you use quick oats instead of the old-fashioned or rolled oats. If you give it a try, let us know how it turns out!

  3. Dolores Grabowski said:

    Delicious cookie. I added raisins and nuts to the recipe. I will make this my go to oatmeal cookie recipe.

  4. Ily Gordillo said:

    I made them today!!! The smell in my kitchen gathered the whole family!!!! These cookies are heavenly…. And so easy to make!!! We all enjoyed them a lot!!!

  5. Stacey said:

    Do you need to bake on parchment papery?

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Stacey – You don’t have to bake these cookies on parchment paper, but it does help keep the bottoms from over-browning – and really helps make cleanup nice and easy. Happy baking!