Best Oatmeal Cookies

I’m at the store today so I have no idea what dinner will be. So I thought I would share the cookies I baked this morning on Foodie Friday. Thanks again to Designs by Gollum for hosting Foodie Fridays.

I promised Moe last night I would make a batch of his favourite cookies today. So since I was up at 5 am, what better time to bake. We had cookies and coffee for breakfast.

I cut the recipe out of the Toronto Star Newspaper back in the ’80’s so I’ve been making them for many years. I stopped looking for the perfect Oatmeal cookie once I found this one. The cookie is thin and buttery. I’m a purist and like them plain but you can add raisins, cranberries, nuts, etc.

This cookie lives up to it’s name “Best” Oatmeal Cookie.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault’s Table

Oatmeal – Best Oatmeal Cookies
Source: Toronto Star

1 Cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup
packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cup flour
3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash nutmeg
1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350 Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Add vanilla Combined flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture. Add rolled oats. Roll into small balls (golf ball size) and flatten with glass dipped in sugar. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are golden. Cookie should not get brown. Cool on wire rack.

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathleen says:

    I can\’t imagine making cookies at 5a.m.! They look delicious, Ann.

  2. Oatmeal cookies are my all time favorite. I\’ve enjoyed them for years. I can be handed several options and I will continually reach for the oatmeal. So this one is a recipe I\’ll use time and time again.Thanks for sharing.Sweet wishes your DB sis,Sara

  3. I love early morning baking..Just worry about making too much noise for J..The day starts and it\’s already HOME w/ something freshly baked..I LOVE Oatmeal..not for breakfast..only if it\’s in the form of cookies!They look great.I think I have made them..Been following you so long:)

  4. Katy says:

    I\’ve been looking for the \”perfect\” oatmeal cookie for ages. I will certainly give this one a go. Thank you for sharing!

  5. You are an early bird! What a great way to wake up to the smell of freshly-baked cookies 😉 They sound wonderful.

  6. Raposa says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe! I love it! I made these last night & they're better than my moms! I love it!

  7. Thanks everyone for your comments.Kathleen, Susan, I\’ve always been an early riser. Usually up between 5:30 and 6:30 every morning including my days off. I\’d love to be able to sleep in, but can\’tSara, I hope you give this recipe a try.Monique, Moe is up at the same time if not earlier so I don\’t have to worry about waking him up. Like you I only like oatmeal cookies. Not cooked oatmeal.Katy, I\’m glad you are going to give the recipe a try. I hope you will let me know what you think.Raposo, Glad you liked the cookies. Please don\’t tell your mom though.Ann

  8. Unknown says:

    I am bookmarking this to make for my husband. They look wonderful. You have a great blog. I really love your recipes 😀

  9. Afua says:

    These look very tasty! But are the chewy cookies or crisp cookies?

  10. Heavenly Housewife, Thanks. I hope your husband loves them as much as mine does.Afua, If you like a crispy cookie, just bake them a minute or two longer. I would say they are more a chewy cookie. Very thin though, not \”cakey\”. Does that make sense?

  11. Deborah, Mississauga says:

    Just made these. YUM, they\’re fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Mindi says:

    You are right, no need for any other oatmeal cookie recipes. I have been looking for this cookie for a long time. My grandma used to make a cookie like this. Yum! Thanks!!

  13. Deborah,You are welcome. I\’m glad you tried the recipe and liked it.Mindi, \”I have been looking for this cookie for a long time. My grandma used to make a cookie like this.\” Thank you, your comment touched my heart.

  14. Afua says:

    Yes, your \”chewy\” description makes perfect sense. I\’ve been looking for such a recipe, so thanks!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think I'm going to bake these right now! 🙂

  16. Anonymous says:

    I just finished making these and they are amazing!! I'm so glad I found this. Thank you sooo much!

  17. Thanks Anonymous. Glad you like my favourite oatmeal cookie.Ann

  18. Anonymous says:

    these are awesome. I only had unsalted butter so I used 1 tsp of sea salt and added chopped walnuts… DELISH!!

  19. I'm glad you liked them. I've added toasted walnuts or pecans and I like them with dried cranberries too. If you like raisins you could also add them to the mix.Ann

  20. Anonymous says:

    these cookies are everything an oatmeal cookie should be… i didn't flatten them with a cup dipped in sugar because i felt there was enough sugar in the recipe itself, and i don't like my cookies over sweet. instead i used my hands to flatten them. basically, they are so good the first batch has already disappeared before the second batch could finish baking! the kids obviously approve!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Just made these and WHOA…they are good. Sending them to some friends cause they are dangerous to have in the house. No need to look any farther for the \”best\” oatmail cookie, I just found it.

  22. Glad you enjoyed the cookies. They came with the name Best Oatmeal Cookie and I have to agree. I stopped looking when I found this recipe.

  23. danielle says:

    I just wanted to tell you that these cookies are AMAZING!!!!! I am always trying new recipes and this is by far the best oatmeal cookie ever! Thank you so much for sharing it !!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for blogging on how to make these cookies! I make them often and it is hard to not just sit eat the cookie dough :). All the best to you and yours. Thank you!!

  25. Jenn says:

    Would these turn out okay if I made them with the Quick Oats? thanks.

  26. Jenn says:

    Would these turn out okay if I used the Quick Oats? Thanks.

  27. Jenn, I always have old fashion oats on hand so that is what I use. I don't see why you couldn't use quick oats. ~Ann

  28. Unknown says:

    Do you pulse the rolled oats in a food processor before adding them to the dough, or do you add them in whole?

  29. Kpetty, no, I do not process the rolled oats. They are used as whole.~Ann

  30. Anonymous says:

    Approximately how many does this recipe make? I'm looking forward to trying it out soon!

  31. Depending on size, three to four dozen.

  32. Unknown says:

    Okay,I just baked these using your recipe. They're so yummy. This will now be my go to fix, for oatmeal cookies… Thank you, thank you, thank you! ��������������

  33. Unknown says:

    Okay, I just used your recipe. These are so yummy. This will forever be my go to fix, for oatmeal cookies.Thank youuuuuuu,thank you thank you!😆 😆 😆 💖 👏

  34. Unknown says:

    Okay, I just used your recipe. These are so yummy. This will forever be my go to fix, for oatmeal cookies.Thank youuuuuuu,thank you thank you!�� �� �� �� ��

  35. Unknown says:

    Okay,I just baked these using your recipe. They're so yummy. This will now be my go to fix, for oatmeal cookies… Thank you, thank you, thank you! ��������������

  36. Thanks for the feedback Madeline. It is the only Oatmeal Cookie I bake too. Took me years to find \”the one\”. ~Ann

  37. Unknown says:

    Hi Ann!!! Made these today – Family Day baking in Ontario – and they were such a hit. Brought them to a family luncheon and the little ones (actually, not-so-little, they're in high school…….) hoarded them to put them into baggies and bring them home. Didn't have brown sugar on hand or baking soda so I mixed maple syrup with some white sugar and used the same amount instead of brown. Will definitely make again. Thank you!

  38. Mauilover says:

    These are really good, thin and chewy just like I like them. I followed the recipe exactly except I used 3/4 C white sugar and 3/4 C brown sugar.

  39. Thanks for the feedback Mauilover. They are my favourite.

  40. Brenda Mcmillen says:

    Love this recipe.. I love the plain, nothing added to them…

  41. Pamela Sawyers Besses says:

    Can these cookies be baked from frozen state?

  42. Pamela, I’ve shaped them in to balls and froze them in the past. They take slightly longer to bake.

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