How To Make Our Best Oatmeal Cookies

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.

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Step 1: Soften Butter

Start with 2 sticks of real butter. The moisture in the butter is what helps keep the cookies chewy and soft.

Step 2: Add Sugar

Use 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of sugar for a rich, molasses flavor.

Step 3: Cream Butter & Sugar

Cream butter and sugars together to create a light and fluffy mixture. Add one egg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla and mix well.

Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients

Add 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix and then add 3 cups of old-fashioned oats. Quick oats can make your cookies dry and more cake-like, so be sure your oats are old-fashioned.

Step 5: Mix

Once you've added all dry ingredients, be careful not to overmix the dough or cookies could be tough.

Step 6: Bake

Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes until cookies are just set around the edges. Overbaking until they're golden brown can result in a dry cookie. Ready to get started?