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Chewy oatmeal cookies in a blue and white bowl with a gray napkin

Classic Oatmeal Cookies

5 from 3 reviews

Chewy oatmeal cookies adapted from Cook’s Illustrated



  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 1 1/2 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.