Oatmeal cookies recipe

First published on August 9, 2006

These cookies taste pretty good, so the basic recipe must be of some value. Truthfully, though, the ingredient amounts don’t look that healthy (some people might wish to reduce the sugar and butter).

I stole this recipe from the back of an oatmeal package. I’m putting this online because… the paper that I wrote it on is getting a bit wrinkled and I’d really like a reliable place to store the recipe. This is the first post on Peter’s Useful Crap that is primarily for Peter!

And yeah, I know it’s the easiest recipe you’ve ever seen. But hey, I’m not exactly a baker. If you haven’t noticed, most of my posts are really nerdy.

I’ve made these cookies about 5 times in my life, which is 4 times more than I’ve ever made any other baked goods. Maybe I should get a bit daring and start baking other stuff.

250mL butter
125mL sugar
250mL brown sugar
2 eggs
10mL vanilla
300mL flour
5mL baking soda
2mL salt
625mL oatmeal

For extra fun:
250mL chocolate chips
250mL raisins

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar. Note: butter is a lot easier to cream at room temperature! Add eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt. Add two mixtures together.
Add oatmeal, plus whatever extras you have. White chocolate and milk chocolate chips together taste goooood.
Drop the clumps onto greased cookie sheets. Yeah, this recipe has a lot of butter. You could probably use less.
Bake for 8-9 minutes for softer cookies, and 10-12 minutes for harder cookies. Yum yum.
Makes about 40 cookies.


4 Responses to “Oatmeal cookies recipe”

  1. Leah says:

    These cookies are great! I would know! And they are even better if someone else makes them for you!

  2. gloria says:

    Good recipe just doesn’t say how long to bake it.

  3. jeni says:

    Great recipe! just bake as for normal cookies-10-12 minutes. I put a few candy choc bits on top too~

  4. Lucia says:

    This recipe is great…my children love them.
    I just substituted the chocolate chips and raisins you suggested with cranberry and they’re awesome and healthier :)!


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