Classic Oatmeal Cookies #SundaySupper

Soft and chewy, these Classic Oatmeal Cookies are buttery and as tasty as your favorite bakery version. Perfect for a lunchbox treat,
a tailgate sweet, or a sleepover indulgence!Classic Oatmeal Cookies | Chewy, buttery and irresistible

Classic Oatmeal Cookies

We often trekked to North Dakota to visit my mom’s family in the summer. Packed in an unairconditioned, radio-less station wagon, my three sisters and I did our best to entertain ourselves, though there was always some squabbling after our excitement waned. Upon our arrival, we’d make the rounds, stopping to see our grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Once, my aunt Marsha had some freshly baked oatmeal cookies waiting for us when we dropped in for a visit. Simple, chewy and delicious. My mom made sure to come home with the recipe. Since that time, I’ve had a weakness for both oatmeal cookies and oatmeal cookie dough. I love including all sorts of add-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, and even toffee chunks. But sometimes a plain ol’ oatmeal cookie wins out. I found a new recipe in Cook’s Illustrated to test out for you all.Classic Oatmeal Cookies | Chewy, buttery and irresistible

Sunday Supper Slumber Party!

The Sunday Supper Tastemakers are putting on their pjs and sharing snacks and dishes for this virtual slumber party. My mom would always whip up something sweet when my girlfriends would spend the night. Last month, I packed these oatmeal gems in my suitcase and schlepped them to Colorado. My three sisters and I along with some hubbies, puppies and one niece, my Katie, gathered for some fun. We cooked, laughed, hiked, and stayed up late telling stories. A grown up slumber party without all the teenage angst and drama. One of my brothers-in-law (who is as picky as Katie!) sang high praises when he took his first bite of these classic oatmeal cookies. Then he went back for another! If you’re looking for an unadulterated, buttery, chewy oatmeal cookie, this is the recipe for you.




Classic Oatmeal Cookies | Chewy, buttery and irresistible

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Classic Oatmeal Cookies

Serves 20 cookies     adjust servings

Chewy oatmeal cookies adapted from Cook's Illustrated


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal (do not use quick oats or steel cut oats)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, and soda and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until butter is golden brown with a nutty aroma. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour butter into a large, heatproof mixing bowl and whisk in cinnamon.
  5. Add sugars and oil to the butter and whisk to combine. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture with a wooden spoon and mix until just combined. Add oats and stir until mixed well.
  6. Scoop out about 3 tablespoons of dough for each cookie. Roll into balls between hands and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten each dough ball with palm before baking.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.Centers should still look soft when you remove from the oven.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 182kcal Calories from fat 82
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 94mg4%
Carbohydrate 23g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Classic Oatmeal Cookies | Chewy, buttery and irresistible

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  1. Crisp, yet chewy…these oatmeal cookies are perfect, Liz.

  2. Oatmeal is one of my boys favorite cookies:@)

  3. I wanna grab a piece of that too, dear! xoxo

  4. As a child, my least favorite cookies were oatmeal but mostly because folks liked to put raisins in them. I would have loved your simple chewy oatmeal cookies, Liz!

  5. Tough to beat these lovely oatmeal cookies!

  6. Eva Taylor says:

    There is nothing better than a classic oatmeal cookie, I love that these are chewy too.

  7. I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect oatmeal cookie. My mom used to bring some home from work that were super buttery and not too oaty but I have never found any like it or been able to recreate them. I’ll have to check these out.

  8. Yum, they look amazing, crinkly, crackly and chewy, just like I love them!

  9. I love hearing of your warm-hearted family tales, Liz <3 And I'm a huge fan of soft oatmeal cookies plain or with add-ins!

  10. I always struggle with oatmeal cookies – yours look so perfect!

  11. I’ve not got a super sweet tooth but I do like oatmeal cookies and these look delicious.

  12. What is it about oatmeal cookies that is so comforting? Just love them and this recipe looks like a winner! Maybe the secret to the chewy is to not over bake? Must try these.

  13. I love oatmeal cookies too. These would be great with a cold glass of milk. They look delicious!!

  14. Oatmeal cookies are a weakness of mine. All that texture in yours guarantees that they are chewy greatness!!

  15. I do so love that these have no raisins- my favorite kind of oatmeal cookie! 🙂

  16. I love oatmeal cookies too, and I’ve made them with all the add-ins you suggested. My grandmother used to make amazing oatmeal cookies and they’re the bar I measure myself against!

  17. Those really look like perfect cookies. Every one the perfect crisp edges and the same size. They look better than most bakery oatmeal cookies!

  18. What a nice story Liz! It makes this oatmeal cookies even more inviting, more worthy ! I just need two for my coffee righ now 😉 Have a lovely day !

  19. I love oatmeal cookies and these look so nice and crisp. I would love to have 4-5 of these right away. Can’t wait to try them.

  20. I love oatmeal cookies, these look fantastic Liz!

  21. You just made my husband very happy!

  22. I do enjoy a good oatmeal cookie – but I feel that finding a good one is sometimes difficult. These looks lovely, though!

  23. aw I love that this is your aunt’s recipe! I can’t remember the last time I had just plain, classic oatmeal cookies and that is just WRONG-I seriously need to!

  24. Chewy oatmeal cookies are the best!


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