Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

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Oh, OMT!, have you actually found the recipe for perfect oatmeal cookies?!


Wish there was a smell button on this thang.

Right before I started to write this post, I made a dash for the freezer, where I had stashed a batch of Perfect Oatmeal Cookies the weekend before. 

My field research for this post consisted of grabbing one of the cookies from the bag and stuffing it into my piehole to confirm my hyperbole of perfect.

Yes: perfect.

Also, I’m sure you noticed I noted that I ate a cookie right outta the freezer. It’s true. Once I bake any cookies, other than a few left out, the majority are stored in the freezer.


#1:  I can’t eat 3 dozen cookies before they go bad.

#2: I prefer to eat my homemade cookies right outta the freezer because of the crunch. Love it!

If you’d rather not eat yours frozen (but also need to store them until ready to eat), simply pull them out about 5-minutes before you plan on eating them and they’ll be thawed to perfection.

Ready for unexpected company, rugrats or just because you’d like one.

Smart cookie, you!

The thing I love about this recipe is that I’ve modified it in several ways over the years and each time, I’m all, “PERFECT!”

Oatmeal cookies are a staple in most homes with kiddos.

They love ’em cause they’re tasty; moms love them because they’re a sneaky way to get their kids to eat a bit of oatmeal!

They are also a staple in many homes where the kiddos have flown the coup.

Cause once you make/taste a perfect oatmeal cookie, you can’t just have them around for others to enjoy. Nope. You gotta make them for YOU to enjoy.

I see ya nodding yer approval of OMT!’s way of thinkin’.

Alright – enough jibber-jabber. Time to get your bake on.

These perfect oatmeal cookies are worth it!

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

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Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

Perfect Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen 3-inch cookies

These easy to make oatmeal cookies are the perfect snack.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Siagon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 lb butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled whole oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk together thoroughly flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended.
  5. Stir in Craisins and oats.(1)
  6. Drop by spoonfuls, about 3 inches apart, onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (2)
  7. Bake at 350°F for 6-9 minutes.(3)
  8. Remove cookie sheet and let stand for a minute or two until cookies are slightly firm, before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool.


1) I have subbed with raisins and chocolate chips, but my favorite substitution is chopped dried apricots, which I'm generally not fond of, but in these cookies...WOW!

2) If you've never used parchment paper, DO NOT BE AFRAID! Go get some and use it, my babies. It is wonderful. Clean up consists of wadding up the paper and tossing! The best part though, is that the cookies bake more uniformly when you use parchment paper. Get some; bake like a boss!

3) Purists will tell you one sheet of cookies in the oven at a time. BOOO! OMT! is a busy gal, and I bet you are too. I always throw caution to the wind and bake two giant sheets at a time. This means that cookies may need the full 9 minutes. Keep an eye on the first sheets you throw in and bake accordingly.

BONUS NOTE! Of course you can use regular cinnamon and nutmeg, but these two particular ingredients, as written, are the secrets to these cookies being perfect...step outside your comfort zone and try it!

Happy Baking, my babies!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
Happy Baking, my babies!

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  1. Oatmeal cookies are my FAV!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. These do look perfect! I love oatmeal cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite, especially with chocolate chips. Tis bold of you to claim they are perfect, so I’m going to be forced to put them to the test. With a rigorous taste test, naturally. 🙂

  4. These look and sound fabulous! I have yet to try craisins in a cookie, but these might just make me take the leap! If not, I’m sure they are great with chocolate chips too 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

    • Craisons are best hidden for me, bt I gotta say, knowing they were in these cookies didn’t slow me down AT ALL. Lol!

  5. i love oatmeal cookies, especially with a ton of cinnamon. i’ll have to try this recipe!

  6. I would try these because they have Craisins, not Raisins. But I still think I might try it and replace that ingredient with chocolate chips, haha, it’s a texture thing…but these do look good and I’m pinning!

  7. Shannon - AKA Design / Bloggers & Brands says

    One of my littles loves oatmeal cookies! Thank you for linking up to the Weekend re-Treat Link Party!

  8. I never use parchment paper but I am going to take your word for it and get some. I am all about fast cleanup. I do love oatmeal cookies…makes me feel like I am eating a nutritious cookie too!

    • Parchment paper is a revelation! Just put a piece on that fits your sheet and reuse until all cookies are made (i think the parchment paper roll package says to only use it one time (nonsense!). Clean up will be a snap. And I totally feel like you do about oatmeal cookies.

  9. I love oatmeal cookies and these look perfect to me!

  10. Try Butterscotch morsels instead of raisins, just sayin…..

  11. These look beautiful! I’m not a big oatmeal fan, but my son would love them!

  12. Patricia Stack says

    Can’t stop eating them. Fresh out of the oven gooey good. Smell up the house cinnamon lovely!

  13. LOVE oatmeal cookies! Pinned to my Cookies By the Dozens board! I found you through Thursday’s Favorite Things!

  14. Your cookies do indeed look perfect, and I like that they freeze well too! Sharing on the H&S Facebook page later today. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.


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