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Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

chewy oatmeal cookie recipe

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Here is a soft chewy oatmeal cookie recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, a soft chewy oatmeal peanut butter cookie recipe, and more.

4 rules to Make Every Recipe a
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • Never grease a cookie sheet it can cause the cookies to burn and make them hard rather than chewy. Instead, use a non-stick cookie sheet for the best results.

  • Unless you are using a clean, cookie sheet for each batch, wipe the sheet clean between each batch before baking.

  • NEVER OVER BAKE. Two extra minutes can make the difference between a rock and a soft, chewy oatmeal cookie. It is better to take your cookies out one minute early and allow them to set-up while cooling than risk over baking.

  • Don't press the cookie dough flat when placing on baking sheet, instead drop by 1/2 rounded tablespoons. For the perfect sized cookie use a melon-baller when scooping and placing dough on cookie sheet.
  • All of the recipes below are for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste great and are simple to make. So choose one and explore the healthy goodness of this whole grain food. To find out more about the nutrition and many uses of Oats, click Oat Nutrition and Facts.

    * Please note that while all of our recipes feature Quaker Oats, any oats will do.

    Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

    Ingredients (Serves 24)

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice (see substitutes)

  • 3 cups Quick Cooking Quaker Oats (see substitutes)

  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    In a large bowl, add butter and sugars. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Beat in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time.

    In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix thoroughly. Using an electric mixer set on low speed, mix these dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Use a spoon to stir in oats.

    Drop dough by 1/2 tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto non-stick cookie sheets.

    Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Be careful not to over bake. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 - 3 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

    Substitutions and Additions

    Ground cloves or pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the allspice.

    Any oats old-fashioned oats will work in this recipe.

    For more flavor and texture, consider adding 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and 1 cup raisins or craisins or semi-sweet chocolate chips, etc.

    Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    A recipe for soft oatmeal cookies with raisins, cinnamon, cloves, and Quaker oats. And another recipe that is full of nuts.

    Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

    These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect blend of oatmeal and chocolate.

    Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    A healthy recipe for chewy oatmeal raisin cookies with whole wheat flour, almonds, and golden raisins.

    Peanut Butter Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

    Quaker oats, peanut butter, and chocolate come together to create delicious chewy oatmeal cookies.

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