How to Make Oatmeal Cookies: Delicious Oatmeal Cookies recipes

Delicious oatmeal cookies prepared using Quaker Oats

Cookie recipes are in great abundance, a dessert treat that we love to eat. One of the healthier types of cookies is the oatmeal cookie. Oatmeal, itself has a lot of fiber and can help to remove cholesterol. It is often recommended as part of a diet for good heart health. Plain oatmeal with no added sugar is not the most delicious thing in the world but it is very good for you. Oatmeal cookies probably came about as a tastier way to eat what's good for you. One of the best ways of getting packaged oatmeal on the market is through old fashioned Quaker Oats- "100% whole grain, 100% natural". In its current packaging, when you open up a jar of Quaker Oats, you will find a great recipe for oatmeal cookies right under the lid. The cookies are soft baked, my favorite type. The Quaker Oats recipe calls for 1/2 lb margarine, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 tspn salt (optional), 3 cups Quaker Oats and 1 cup raisins. Using this Quaker Oats recipe as a basis, I have done many variations of the recipe. I tend to exclude the white sugar and use half the recommended amount of the brown sugar and the cookie still turns out adequately sweet. This makes for a classic, nice tasting oatmeal raisin cookie. I also often make plain oatmeals cookies, with no raisins. Here are yet some additional ways to make a good oatmeal cookie:

The first three recipes that you see below are all basically the same, replacing the key ingredient that will give carrot, banana and peanut butter flavors respectively.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookie:

 

3 Cups Quaker Oats

1 carrot

1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour

2 eggs

1 tspn baking powder or baking soda

3/4 cup brown sugar

Blend the carrot and the milk together first. Pour the mixture into a large food processor with the other ingredients and mix well. If you don't have a food processor or a mixer, mix very well manually until smooth. Pour large drops about the size of a tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet or onto foil in a baking pan. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes.

Banana Oatmeal Cookie

3 Cups Quaker Oats

1 banana

1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup milk

1 cup flour

2 eggs

1 tspn baking powder or baking soda

The banana already adds sweetness, 1/2 cup of brown sugar is quite enough when you are adding sugar, your final ingredient

Blend the banana and the milk together first. Pour the mixture into a large food processor with the other ingredients and mix well. If you don't have a food processor or a mixer, mix very well manually until smooth. Pour large drops about the size of a tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet or onto foil in a baking pan. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

3 Cups Quaker Oats

1 cup of all natural peanut butter (unsalted or low salt)

1/2 stick butter

1/4 cup milk

1 cup flour

2 eggs

1 tspn baking powder or baking soda

3/4 cup of brown sugar

Blend the peanut butter and the milk together first. Note that you will need less milk than with the carrot or banana oatmeal cookies. Pour the mixture into a large food processor with the other ingredients and mix well. If you don't have a food processor or a mixer, mix very well manually until smooth. Pour large drops about the size of a tablespoon on a greased cookie sheet or onto foil in a baking pan. Bake the cookies in a 350 degree preheated oven for approximately 12 minutes.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

For this variation, you can follow the original Quaker Oats recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies and replace the raisins with chocolate chips (approx. 1 cup for the total cookie dough mixture). Once again, I will reduce the sugar in the recipe, especially if using sweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

For this recipe, follow the basic recipe above as a foundation but do not use any milk at all, You will be using applesauce, which will give adequate consistency to the cookie dough without the use of milk.

 

The original Quaker Oats recipe also does not call for milk but I like to use it to mix other ingredients (i.e.- the carrot, banana or peanut butter) and get a desirable consistency to the mix. You end up with a smooth dough and a moist, ultra soft baked cookie.

Enjoy!

What's your flavor?

The flavor that I am most likely to add to my oatmeal cookie is:

  • Carrot
  • Banana
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Apple
  • I'm just sticking with raisins
  • I like a plain oatmeal cookie
  • Oatmeal cookies are not my thing
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indy cindy 7 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

I love oatmeal cookies, particularly with plump, juicy raisins. I like the idea of Apple oatmeal cookies too ... perhaps with chunky applesauce. Mmmm. Thanks for tossing up a hub chocked full of tasy ideas.


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Journey * 7 years ago from USA Author

Hi Indy Cindy, thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like these ideas. Yes, applesauce really makes for a moist cookie. -Journey*


hawaiihibou 5 years ago

I will definitely try your recipes! Thanks these were just what I was searching for!


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Journey * 4 years ago from USA Author

You're welcome hawaiihibou. I hope you enjoy them.

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