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Soft Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
These old fashioned soft oatmeal cookies are easy to make and thick and delicious.
You can load them with cranberries, raisins and chocolate chips just in case your kids want to say no!
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These perfect oatmeal chip cookies are my answer to my kids refusing to eat oatmeal. I made cookies with quick rolled oats, butter, and sugar and they are the perfect answer to those 11 pm snack times or even 4 pm snacks.
In the basic recipe, you can add in other ingredients that you may have in your pantry from cranberries to raisins, nuts, seeds. You can also add some cinnamon too for the extra oomph. Whatever you add, remember that you have the “bestest” oatmeal cookies! (According to the girls)
Have you tried my chocolate chip cookies recipe? These were made by my daughter when I was not at home. I almost had a heart attack when I saw her handicraft she was small. But, I still love them and will ask her to make them for us.
Why this MSK recipe?
Because it is
- Can be made ahead and stored
So let us get down to making these yum cookies!
Oatmeal cookies are made with very basic ingredients.
- Salted Butter, softened
- Brown Sugar + Granulated Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Baking powder
- Truti fruti
Substitutes and alternatives:
- You can also add cinnamon, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips as per your choice.
- If you need eggless cookies replace the eggs with ½ cup of yogurt.
- In a bowl mix the dry ingredients.
- In another bowl cream the butter and sugar till nice and creamy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla essence.
- Mix the dry and wet ingredients. Add any extras like chooclate chips 😀
- Chill the mix for 30-60 minutes.
- Bake at 180°C/350°F) for 10 minutes until lightly browned.
- Cool before transferring to the cooling rack.
- The baked oatemeal cookies stay good in an air tight container for about a week.
- You can also store teh baked cookies in the freezer for upto a 3 months.
- The unbaked cookie dough can be stored for about 2 months. Store them as the cookie balls. Bake them directly in the pre-heated oven for an extra minute to make up for thawing.
For Your Questions:
- To keep the cookies soft bake for 8-10 minutes or till the edges become brown.
- Cool a bit for say 5 minutes before transferring to the wire rack to cool complete.
Some other delicious cookie recipes:
- Hand-Held Beater
- Baking tray
- Airtight Container
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 pinches baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- ¼ cup raisins optional
- Cherries a few optional
- Mix flour, oats, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Cream butter and the sugars in another bowl. You can do this manually but go easy on yourself and use a hand or stand mixer. Cream till nice and smooth, about 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Add eggs, beat for a minute. Add vanilla and mix for half a minute.
- Add the dry ingredients to this wet mixture and combine on low with the hand mixer.
- Add any extras you wish like chocolate chips etc. Beat on low speed. Dough will be thick and sticky.
- Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease moulds, cookie sheets or use a Silpat.
- Roll the dough into walnut sized balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
- Flatten each cookie press in the cherry or trutti fruti cut in two pieces.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- You can add cinnamon, raisins, nuts, chocolate chips.
- To make these cookies eggless substitute eggs with ½ cup of yogurt.
Nutritional Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Please check with your nutritionist for your dietary needs and restrictions. Ultimately you are responsible for your decisions.
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Priya Srinivasan says
Simple recipe and love that cherry on top!!! Perfect snack to munch on!!
Very nice looking cookies arch!
Harini-Jaya R says
I always prefer oatmeal cookies to ward off the guilt factor 🙂
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I love soft cookies and these looks marvelous!
I made some too in a slightly diff version... And oatmeal cookies r so filling
Gayathri Kumar says
Nice way of sneaking oats into kid's snacks. I too love soft cookies...
Pavani N says
Oatmeal cookies turned out great Archana. Love the ones with cherry on top.
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
Absolutely delicious. Easy to make, Filling and Healthy..
Padma Rekha says
You know what I like this oats cookies instead of those buttery flour cookies so tempting..
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
great way to include oats into kids food... looks yummy!!
vaishali sabnani says
Perfect cookie..with the goodness of. Oats, this surely will be a hit in any family.
Mayuri Patel says
Soft Oatmeal cookies look so good. With more oatmeal than flour, its a sure way to get kids to enjoy oatmeal. I find that oatmeal cookies are usually loved by most as they make a perfect snack option.
Jayashree T.Rao says
Perfect cookies for the mid-day hunger pangs. These oat meal cookies look so good, would love to try them soon.
You know what, oatmeal is one of my favorite grains and these cookies are just WOW! Can't wait to try them.
hem lata srivastava says
Homemade recipes are always good, adding oatmeal in kids diet is a very healthy option.
Very well explained. Oatmeal cookies looks so good
Thanks, Hem lata.
Seema Sriram says
I would like to tr this recipe, the look so beautiful. Can I used rolled oats, as that's what I have at hand, not the quickcooking one.
Seema I get rolled oats only not the quick-cooking ones.
especially loved the tutti fruitti in this oats cookie.. brings out the childhood in us, right ? and a perfect gifting option too
😀 true. Thanks.
Simple and easy cookies, but healthy and perfect with some milk for evening snacks for kids
Mayuri Patel says
My all time favourite cookies are the oatmeal ones. I always bake them without eggs. After going through your recipe am tempted to try the cookies with eggs. Am sure they turn out so much softer and perhaps a little chewy?
😀 You are right. Now I want to make some without eggs. 😀 Guess we are never satisfied.
Seema Sriram says
The cookie is spot on, Archana. I have saved some as a treat at work for my colleagues too, good feeling shared!
😀 thanks for making them and sharing, Seema.
These oatmeal cookies are perfect for tea time . Baked to perfection Archana. Love the cookies with cherries on the top.