oatmeal cookies
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Buttery and Delicious Oatmeal Cookies

A classic cookie that is simple to make and so delicious
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24


  • 2 sticks of unsalted room temperature butter the best quality you can find. European butter is a good choice
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats Here I roll my own oats from oat groats but Bobs Red mill organic old fashioned oats works really well too.
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour I prefer to use fresh milled flour but King Arthur is a great option too
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar packed down when measuring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling the cookies in before baking


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Make sure to let your oven stay heated at this temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl add your butter, brown sugar and mix well with a mixer until smooth and creamy
  • Next, add your vanilla and your eggs and mix until it all comes together
  • In a separate bowl, add your flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix it all together
  • Add these dry ingredients to your bowl of wet ingredients and mix until it all comes together
  • Using a small ice cream scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) start to scoop out your dough and roll it into a ball.
  • Take each ball of cookie dough and roll it in your granulated sugar then place on to a sheet pan leaving 1 inch of space around your cookies since they will spread.
  • Keep doing this until all of your dough is scooped and rolled into the sugar
  • Once you have done this, gently press down your cookie balls into a flat disc with the back of a spatula or spoon
  • Place your cookies in the oven and bake for 12-18 minutes until the cookies begin to brown a little on the sides and on the top.
  • Once they are cooked, remove from the oven and let them sit on the sheet pan for 10 minutes
  • After 10 minutes remove from the sheet pan to a cooling rack and let them cool for another 15 minutes before eating.
  • Enjoy