Chewy Oatmeal Cookies might just be my favorite cookies of all the cookies. The chewy texture, the nutty flavor, I find them very hard to resist!
This chewy oatmeal cookie recipe is my go to when making oatmeal cookies. It works great for making oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies. But truth be told, I can happily eat them with no additions at all. They’re really the very best!
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
This is your traditional, simple drop cookie recipe. No out of the norm ingredients or techniques, just simple, straight forward, chewy oatmeal cookies. If you can chill the dough for an hour or two, I highly recommend that, but you’ll still have great cookies even if you skip the chilling.
I do love to add some flaky sea salt to these. I’m a big fan of Maldon Sea Salt. The sea salt compliments the nutty, buttery flavor so well. These chewy oatmeal cookies are so flexible, you can add in whatever you like.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
The only slightly “out of the ordinary’ element to this oatmeal cookie recipe is that you chill the dough before baking. While this step is absolutely not necessary, it does wonders for the finished cookie! I strongly recommend you try it if you have the time to spare, or can plan ahead.
Chilled dough spreads less when baking resulting in a cookie with a chewier moister texture. I usually leave my dough covered in the fridge for at least an hour before baking, sometimes as long as over night.
If you don’t have time to chill the dough or prefer not to, I strongly recommend you add a bit more flour to the dough–about 1/3 of a cup. If you don’t the cookies may spread too much and run into each other.
Best Oatmeal Cookies
Like I said before, I can eat these cookies just as they are. They’re full of flavor and sweetness and an oaty taste I find irresistible. However, they would also be phenomenal with all different kinds of mix-ins.
Think outside the raisin box! Here are some more ideas for additions to these chewy oatmeal cookies:
- Dried cranberries
- White Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Peanut butter chips
- Caramel chips
- Dried apple pieces
Feel free to mix, match and get creative!
Everyone needs a good oatmeal cookie recipe. These cookies are sure to get rave reviews, whether you serve them plain or with mix-ins.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt sea salt preferred
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and creamy, approximately 2-3 minutes. Mix in eggs, one at a time, until well combined, but do not over mix. Mix in vanilla.
- Pour flour mixture into butter and sugar mixture and stir to combine well. Add in oats and chocolate chips or raisins and stir until well combined, but do not over-mix.
- Place cookie dough in refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
- Once ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Scoop cookie dough, approximately 2 tablespoons at a time, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet that has been lined with a silicone baking mat or sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Bake for approximately 11-13 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown.
- Let cool on baking sheet for approximately ten minutes, then transfer to a wire rack for cooling. Repeat process with remaining cookie dough.
- Store tightly covered and enjoy.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Perfect, chewy oatmeal cookies.
I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine does. If you are a big oatmeal cookie fan like I am, here are a few other baking recipes with oats that you might want to try!
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