Oatmeal Cookies (The Best)
Oatmeal Cookies (The Best)
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Oatmeal Cookies (The Best)

20 MIN
12 MIN
1 dozen



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until smooth. At low speed or with a wooden spoon, combine with the dry ingredients.
  4. With a 60 ml (¼ cup) ice cream scoop, place six to seven dough balls on each baking sheet. Press the balls so that they are about 2-cm (¾-inch) thick.
  5. Bake one sheet at a time for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.
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  1. I forgot to mention that I also cut the brown sugar in half so only 3/4 of a cup.

  2. Unbelievably delicious I put 1/3 of a cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead of canola oil. They turned out perfect

  3. I soak raisins and sour dried cherries in dark spice rum for almost 4 days before adding to delicious!!!

  4. Really good recipe! I agree with others that the instructions should indicate the oil and vanilla should be added after the butter sugar mixture was creamed. Turned out perfect and fit the bill for a hungry crowd...

  5. I would also use only half the sugar, and agree that it's better to cream butter and sugar first, then add the oil.

  6. Look no further for an oatmeal cookie recipe! These cookies are delicious! (I personally cut the sugar to less than half.) Next time I will add chocolate chipits and nuts. My search for an oatmeal cookie is finally over.

  7. Fantastic Recipe! Instructions were super easy to follow and tasted absolutely scrumptious. Surprised about the previous comment, instructions were not misleading at at all. Although to be fair, some amateur bakers might not know to not combine the oil until the butter and brown sugar has been mixed as it can act as a separator. Anyways, best oatmeal cookies ever!

  8. Disappointed. Watch the video before baking as video sequences are correct. Step 3 written direction is misleading... should be: In another bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add oil, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add the egg and beat until smooth. At low speed or with a wooden spoon, combine with the dry ingredients. Adding the oil and vanilla to your bake at the same time as butter and sugar will ruin mixture.

  9. Fantastic cookies! To those who said 12 minutes was too long, either your oven temp is inaccurate or your cookies were too small! They are crispy and toasted around the outside but still soft and chewy inside.

  10. the best, easy, and my kids love them

  11. I made these cookies for the chemo room at my local hospital. Everyone loved them including the nurses and the left overs were soon scooped up at the hospice by patients and family members. They were very easy to make and froze well. The taste was great and having the oats makes them a bit more healthy. Definitely a keeper!

  12. This cookies are THE BEST. I added chocolate chips and walnuts and they are incredible!!!!!!! PERFECT!

  13. Heavenly! Cooked 10 minutes instead of 12, cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside and gooey soft on the inside. Best oatmeal cookies ever.

  14. Wow, excellent recipe. Easy to follow, really good cookies. Thank you very much.

  15. These really are the best! I sometimes add about 3/4 cup of plumped raisins.

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