Sweet Recipes

Oatmeal Cookies

24 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened, 226g)

  • 1 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed, 200g)

  • ½ cup granulated sugar (100g)

  • 2 large eggs (room temperature preferred)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour (215g)

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (cornflour in UK)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon table salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (285g)

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or raisins (optional!)


  1. Beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or using an electric beater) for about 30 seconds.

  2. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy (pause to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl, if needed).

  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.

  4. Stir in vanilla extract.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  6. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until completely combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl so ingredients are well-mixed.

  7. Gradually stir in oats until completely combined. If using raisins or chocolate chips, stir them in at this point.

  8. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.

  9. Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.

  10. Drop cookie dough by rounded 2 Tablespoon-sized balls onto parchment paper, spacing at least 2" apart. If desired, roll cookies between your palms to make a smooth ball, which will give you more uniform cookies.

  11. Bake on 190C for 10-12 minutes (edges should be slightly browned, centers may still be slightly underbaked but shouldn't be raw, they'll bake completely as they cool).

  12. Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before serving and enjoying.


Serving Size

1 cookie


200 kcal

Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Unsaturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat



37 mg


138 mg

Total Carbohydrate

27 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

13 g


3 g

24 servings


20 minutes

active time

1 hour

total time
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