The Best Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
The Best Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe that turns out every time, no recipes, no chocolate, just simple butter and oatmeal cookies that you can add (or not) what you like!
- Prep Time: 10min
- Cook Time: 14min
- Total Time: 24 minutes
- Yield: 12-14
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature
- 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 and 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add the butter and the brown sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, around 5 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute.
- Add the flour, sprinkle on the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Add the oats and combine.
- Fold in the dried cherries, chocolate, and chopped pecans.
- The mixture will be a little tacky, but you should be able to roll it into a ball in your hands without making a total mess. If it is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until the mixture can be handled.
- Roll the dough into 1 to 1.5 inch balls (about large tablespoon of dough), using your hands and place the balls on the prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until the edges begin to brown and the centers are set.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
These cookies are just begging for you to add your own touches too. Add between 1 and 1 1/2 cups (total) of just about anything you’d like. Try adding chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts, cinnamon, cinnamon chips, chopped candy bars, M&M’s, raisins. You could also put a layer of icing, ice cream, or peanut butter in between two baked and cooled cookies to make a sandwich cookie. The possibilities are endless!
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