Classic Oatmeal Cookies - simply the BEST, easy-breezy, soft and chewy classic oatmeal cookies bursting with old-fashioned oats and a hint of cinnamon.
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This post was originally shared on October 1, 2013, and has since been updated.
Alright, I am going to say something that is probably highly controversial but I am going to say it anyway. Oatmeal Cookies are the BEST homemade cookies! There is just something about the soft and chewy texture, the nutty flavor of the oats, the warm notes of the brown sugar, and the sweet hint of cinnamon that makes these cookies mouth-watering delicious.
If it's not obvious, Classic Oatmeal Cookies are my all-time favorite homemade cookies to bake and eat. If I am going to buy cookies I'd favor Sugar Cookies or M&M's Cookies, but when it comes to homemade, it's oatmeal cookies all the way.
Also, have you tried oatmeal cookie dough? It is amazing and the BEST!!
These Classic Oatmeal Cookies have been a longtime go-to cookie recipe for me. They are easy-breezy to make; they take less than a half hour to prep, bake, and eat. I also love that they don't need to be loaded with treats to be tasty, but also that they are versatile in that they easily can be loaded with treats if the occasion calls for it.
I am basic so I adore these cookies just as they are, however, if you want to add more flare to them just incorporate 1 cup of your favorite add-in. Raisins, M&M's, chocolate chips, walnuts, and Reese's Pieces all make excellent additions to this already fabulous cookie.
What is your favorite add-in that you like to incorporate into your oatmeal cookies?
If you love oatmeal cookies but are in the mood for something festive, chocolate, or just more, then I highly suggest Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, Funfetti White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, and Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies. They are all extremely drool-worthy.
Classic Oatmeal Cookies utilize old-fashioned rolled oats. It is important to use the right kind of oats because they provide the cookie with its hearty chewy texture and nutty flavor. Quick oats and steel-cut oats aren't going to give you the right texture.
These delightful cookies also incorporate one of my favorite ingredients, cinnamon. Cinnamon is absolutely one of my favorite smells and flavors, and thus I incorporate it into my recipes whenever humanly possible and usually in copious amounts. These classic cookies utilize a rounded teaspoon of ground cinnamon which is absolutely necessary for cookie perfection.
As an FYI - a typical teaspoon of an ingredient would be leveled. A rounded teaspoon is a small amount aka a smidgen more than a leveled teaspoon. There is no scientific measurement as to what a smidgen more is, but just think a little more than if the teaspoon were leveled.
Classic Oatmeal Cookies are simply the best, better than all the rest.😝😍
Classic Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, rounded¹
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 and ½ cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
- 1 cup add-in of your choice²
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well.
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients; mix until combined. Add oats; mix well. Optional: fold in add-in of your choice.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
- Cool cookies on a baking sheet for a minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Eat & Enjoy!
² Optional: Add 1 cup of your favorite add-in; i.e. raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.