Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 5 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup each raisins and chopped pecans
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.
- Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the raisins, pecans and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Tips
What kind of oats are the best for cookies?Old-fashioned and quick-cooking oats are best for baking cookies. Old-fashioned oats are chewy, nutty and have a flat, full shape. Quick-cooking (also called rolled oats) have been pressed and cut into smaller pieces. Although this recipe calls for quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats work just as well if you prefer a heartier, chewier oat in your cookies. Learn more about the different types of oats.
Why are my oatmeal cookies hard?Overmixing is usually the culprit when you end up with dry, tough cookies. Mix the ingredients at a slow speed, or better yet, mix by hand with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon just until the ingredients are combined. Also, when a cookie recipe calls for butter, don’t substitute shortening, which can produce a drier cookie.
Are oatmeal cookies good for you?Oatmeal cookies may appear nutritious compared to other decadent treats, but they still pack plenty of calories. If you are calorie-conscious, check out these healthy cookie recipes.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 103 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Apr 29, 2020
This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe ever I love it
Apr 29, 2020
Excellent chewy, crispy cookie; I did reduce both sugars to 3/4 cup per another review. I could probably reduce to 1/2 cup each and still be an awesome cookie. I used honey as I also did not have molasses. This is definitely a keeper
Apr 12, 2020
it was very thick but very good
Apr 11, 2020
Delicious! I followed this recipe but left out the chips, raisins and nuts then used the cookies to make oatmeal cream pies with homemade buttercream frosting. Perfectly chewy!
Feb 20, 2020
The only thing I added was the chocolate chips , and I decreased the temperature to 345 and baking to 8 minutes... made a huge batch .....and have to make more ... best oatmeal cookie recipe EVER ????????
Jan 5, 2020
I made these using dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and toasted walnuts. Substituted honey for molasses. Nice chewy cookie. They were all gone within a few hours!
Oct 30, 2019
A good chewy cookie, but way too sweet with the raisin and chocolate chip add-ins. Using the add-ins, cut the sugars by half, and increase the oatmeal. A very good cookie.
Oct 11, 2019
Great recipe! If you love a chewy cookie, you will enjoy these. I changed it slightly to make it slightly more healthy. Lowered the sugars to 3/4 cup each, raised the Old Fashioned Oatmeal by 1/4 cup and added 2 Tbs wheat germ. Craisins and small jar of baby prunes are always a great addition. I also refrigerate them for 20 minutes before baking. Delish. Would like to let John know he may have his own way of making changes to a recipe, likes and dislikes, but please respect others choices. Individuality is great. Happy baking!
Sep 9, 2019
I made these plain ( no raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips, etc.) so I needed to add a couple more tablespoons of flour. They are really good, chewy oatmeal cookies. My husband really likes them!
Sep 5, 2019
This recipe LOOKED like the cookie I wanted to make. I followed the recipe except I omitted the choc chips. These cookies are just totally wonderful! I can't wait for my Grandchildren to raid the cookie jar! :) !