Easy Recipes Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious Cookies for Holidays or Anytime

I have started baking cookies for Christmas and freezing them, so they won't all get eaten before the big event, which is a happening at my home. I bake cookies throughout the year, to have them available for unexpected company as they thaw out very quickly.

Through the years, of course, everyone has their favorites, and I though I would share a couple of good recipes. One of our favorites is oatmeal cookies. I have tried numerous recipes through the years but this one is by far our favorite even though it is a bit more work than some of the other recipes.

Easy Oatmenl Cookies

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Oatmeal Cookies

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 36 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

Cookie Ingredients Mixed

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Fresh Out of the Oven

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Instructions

  1. Soften butter and mix with white and brown sugar.
  2. Add 2 beaten eggs
  3. Sift flour and mix dry ingredients. Add to sugar mixture.
  4. Stir in raisins if preferred. Add oats and mix thoroughly.
  5. Refrigerate dough for a couple of hours, or you can mix the batter one day and bake the cookies the next.
  6. Use a teaspoon to place cookie batter on a greased cooking sheet or use parchment paper. Put sugar in a small dish, then use a fork. Dip the fork into the sugar and then mash the cookies lightly with the fork
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on trays before storing.

Oatmeal cookie

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 210
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Saturated fat 25 g125%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 29 g10%
Sugar 14 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 12 mg4%
Sodium 9 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Using Sugar Coated Fork to Flatten Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip with Pecans Cookie

The recipe I use is the one on the back of the Nestle chocolate bag with one exception. I made these cookies right after baking the oatmeal cookies, thus using the same trays with the parchment paper. I look for shortcuts to have less clean up.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, pecans for us but walnuts are excellent as well.
  • I use about 7/8 of a cup of canola oil in place of the 1 cup of butter called for as I have found the cookies to rise better and taste better. They last very well also.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 °.

  • Combine flour, soda, and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat oil, sugars, and vanilla together until creamy, then add eggs one at a time beating well after each.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in chips and nuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon on parchment paper lined tray.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. You can easily move the cookies off the tray by putting the parchment paper with the cookies to the wire racks.

Coconut Macaroon Cookies

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source My Photo of My Cookies

Easy Coconut Macaroons

My husband adores coconut, so I make these for him at Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325°

  1. Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks.
  3. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  4. Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Cool and serve.

Summary

I usually bake cookies for the holidays and occasionally at other times of the year. We have quite a crowd at Christmas, so I always bake all the old favorites. All of these recipes are very good and I hope I have given you a couple of hints to make easy recipes that taste good.

© 2010 Pamela Oglesby

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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I love adding chocolate chip to my oatmeal cookies. These look so yummy!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Every one of these recipes sounds marvelous. I can actually smell them hot out of the oven.


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Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great recipe's and I too like them hot right out of the oven. My wife made some Fruitcake cookies last night, dangerously tasty!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Hi, Pamela. Oatmeal cookies don't particularly turn me on, but chocolate chip cookies? with pecans? Now you have struck a chord.

And that recipe on the back of the Nestle chips bag has an interesting history. You can read about it at my hub "Chocolate Chip Cookies Seven Scrumptious Recipes."

Thanks for promoting my favorite type of cookie. :)


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Some fine dining here Pam - Great recipes and a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to you and yours..Ho HO Ho! :)


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DiamondRN 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC USA

I like oatmeal cookies all year long, Pamela; supplemented with chocolate chip cookies.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Sandy, Thanks for your comments.

Pop, Some recipes do have that effect. I appreciate you comment.

Fiddlema, Hot right out of the oven is hard to beat. Thanks for your comments.

drbj, Chocolate chip are my favorite also, but I like several others as well. Thanks for your comment. I'll check out your hub.

Hmrjmr, Thanks for your comment and a joyous Christmas to you also.

Diamond, I've made them with chocolate chips instead of raisins before and they are very good that way.


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katrinasui 5 years ago

It looks yummy:) Pamela, thank you so much for sharing such a good recipe.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

katrinasui, I hope you get to try the recipes. Thanks for your comments.


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Tom Whitworth 5 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pamela,

All of your recipes look yummy but my mouth waters at the thought of peanut butter cookies.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year.


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HealthyHanna 5 years ago from Utah

I have a heart healthy cookbook and they recommend oatmeal cookies.


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rpalulis 5 years ago from NY

I just absolutely love this time of the year, all I want for Christmas are delicious cookies just like the ones mentioned in this hub!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Looks absolutely yummy. I would like to try the oatmeal cookies this Christmas with my daughter. Thanks!


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

I love cookies! I'm getting geared up to make one of my favorites - Chocolate oatmeal cookies. My mom used to make these for Christmas and with five kids around, they didn't last long! Merry Christmas!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Tom, I usually make peanut butter cookies but haven't done that yet. Thanks for your comment.

HealthyHanna, That is good to know. Thanks for your comment.

rpalulis, We always had cookies at Christmas when I was a little girl and the tradition carries on. Thanks for your comment.

Anginwu, i hope you do get to try them. Thanks for your comment.

Cari, Chocolate oatmeal sound yummy. Thanks for your comment.


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GPAGE 5 years ago from California

Thank you so much for these fantastic recipes! Just in time for the holidays! Always enjoy yor articles. Have a fantasic holiday! G


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

GPAGE, I'm glad you have some new recipes and thanks so much for your comment.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Yummy wonderful hub Pam. Can't wait to try some. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Susan, I think you will enjoy them. Merry Christmas to you and your family also.


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brandrocker 5 years ago

I just voted your hub up. Hats off to you.


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Amber Allen 5 years ago

Hi Pamela

The Macaroons get my vote as they're gluten free.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Amber:)


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Now you got me in the mood, baking cookies this time of the year is a must, your recipes are the best, I am going to the store, yet snow is everywhere. What the heck I must make these cookies before I lose my zest...love you my dear dear Pam, rate up yummy love & peace darski


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dallas93444 5 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Flag up and awesome. Great thing to do while it is raining...


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Bandrocker, Thanks so much for your comment.

Amber, Yes, gluten fee is so important for so many people. I appreciate your comment. merry Christmas to you and your family also.

Darsky, I guess you are baking by now! I'm glad you like the recipes. Thanks for your comment. Love and Peace.

Dallas, I like to bake when the weather is bad. Thanks for your comment.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is also my time of year to bake cookies and we also freeze them prior to having enough of a selection to apportion them into tins to give away as gifts. You have some good sounding recipes here! Thanks!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for your comment.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank for your delicious recipes and those oat biscuits are a must.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Hello, I hope you love them all. Thanks for your comment.


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

Thumbs up - I want the macaroons!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Audry, Those are my husbands favorites and they do taste good as I tried one out yesterday. Thanks for your comment.


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Roberta99 5 years ago

The cookies look wonderful and I have copied the recipes. Thanks.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Roberta, Thank you for your comment. I hope you enjoy the cookies.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Pamela, I think Oatmeal and coconut are about my favorite, so I have to try those for sure. Thank you for sharing your wonderful looking recipes with us!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Oceansnsunsets, I hope you enjoy the cookies. Thanks for your comment.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Oatmeal is one of the most healthiest ingredients to your recipes. I am glad to know this from you. I try to show this to my mom. Thank you very much. Voting up as usual. Have a nice holiday!

Prasetio


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Prasetio, Thanks for your comments. There aren't too many healthy things in Christmas cookies.


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Bel Marshall 5 years ago from Michigan

I am going to go broke from buying ingredients and gain ten pounds from all the hubbers around here posting recipes that are too good to resist!

Delicious stuff here!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Bel, I hope you enjoy the recipes. My whole family was here Christmas and pretty well cleaned me out which is a good thing ads I have eaten enough calories for these holidays already. Thanks for your comment.


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Support Med. 5 years ago from Michigan

Delicious desserts! Perfect for the hoiidays! v/r


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Support Med, Thanks for your comment.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi Pamela99! I love baking and I love coconut macaroons. Thanks for sharing for I try to bake this one when I have visitors. Happy Easter!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States Author

Thelma Alberts, I am glad you will get to try the recipes. Thanks for your comment.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

I need to make a dessert plate of cookies this coming weekend and I'll be adding the pecan chocolate chip oatmeal cookie from this hub. Thanks! :) Appreciate the butter replacement tip, too.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

RTalloni, I hope you enjoye the cookies. Thanks for your comments.

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