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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

This oatmeal cookie recipe is so good they are some of the best I have tasted.

These cookies are very easy to make and a healthy cookie recipe to boot.

Oatmeal cookies are a real favorite of kids and adults alike. They are my all time favorite and welcome any time in my home.

Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts for extra taste and nutrition.

See the tips and variations section below for more delicious variations on this classic cookie.

oatmeal cookie recipe

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

This oatmeal cookie recipe is very easy to make and taste delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Servings
Calories 77 kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, optional


  • Cream together butter, sugars, egg, water and vanilla using electric mixer at medium speed. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Combine flour, soda and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture, mixing on low speed until blended. Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoons full onto greased baking sheets. Press them flat if you want a crisp cookie, or leave them rounded if you like a chewier cookie.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes only until edges of cookies are golden brown.


Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 26mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Makes about 3 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on size.


  • Substitute whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour to create an even healthier Quaker oats oatmeal cookie.
  • Replace the raisins with chocolate chips for a decadent oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.
  • Replace 1/2 the all purpose flour with oat flour to create a healthy oat flour oatmeal cookie recipe.

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1 thought on “Oatmeal Cookie Recipe”

  1. These comments are from visitors to the older version of this site:

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    by MTL
    (Toronto Canada)

    1/2 cup butter is enough, and skip the white sugar, use only the 3/4 cup brown sugar and reduce the overall amount of sugar and butter for a healthier cookie…Also add a sprinkle of cloves, ginger, a dash of salt for more flavour. I let the batch of raisins soak up an ounce of rum, not much over all that amount of food.

    Personally, I would say the chopped nuts fits better with chocolate-chip cookies, not oatmeal cookies.

    I would highly recommend 2 eggs, not just 1 egg to keep the cookies from crumbling.


    Oatmeal Cookies Freak

    – I swapped out the white sugar and brown sugar for the brown sugar splenda blend (1 cup seems to be best to my taste)

    – I make the cookies big – so set timer to max time of 15 – then check them every 3 minutes (I still like them soft – but cooked through) – often cook time is about 19 minutes.

    – Very easy and simple to make – don’t pull out a big blender – just a hand blender does fine and cleanup is easier.

    – add 1 cup granola and take away 1 cup oats if you want a different taste (super yummy)!


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