Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

Does your favorite oatmeal cookie recipe have raisins or chocolate chips, both, other add ons, or none at all? We have easy recipes for all variations, including our oatmeal bars.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars
Sometimes there's nothing better than a good old-fashioned oatmeal-raisin cookie.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.25 stars
Pull a fast one on the kids: In just 10 minutes, whip up the dough for these sweet, crunchy treats made with whole-wheat flour. Many recipes for baked goods can be tweaked to use equal parts whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, without losing flavor or texture.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.57 stars
Chock-full of chocolate and raisins, these oatmeal cookies won't disappoint. And by using oats in place of wheat flour, everyone can get in on the fun.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Rating: 3.62 stars
Studding chewy oatmeal cookies with cranberries gives them a bit of bright color and a slight tang. Any dried fruit can be substituted.

No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Rating: 3.41 stars
With a candy-bar-inspired top and a crumbly cookie base, each of these rich squares packs a double dose of that perfect pairing: chocolate and peanut butter.

Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies

You can have your cake and eat it, too--as a cookie! The bases for these thumbprints are studded with grated carrots, chopped pecans, golden raisins, and rolled oats. The creamy filling features fresh goat cheese (cream cheese would work in its place) and a swirl of apricot jam. The result? Layers of flavor in every bite.

Oatmeal-Raisin Bars

Rating: 3.66 stars
These handheld treats are packable, snackable, sure-fire crowd-pleasers -- indoors and out.

Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.51 stars
Add your choice of chocolate chunks, golden raisins, or toffee pieces to the basic oatmeal-cookie recipe.

Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Rating: 3.82 stars
If you prefer a crispier texture, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 16 to 20 minutes.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.71 stars
To ensure your cookies come out just right, follow a couple of basic rules: Space them at least 1 inch apart during baking, rotate the sheet pan half way through, and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 1 to 2 minutes before transferring to wire cooling racks.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.62 stars
This crunchy chocolate-chip cookie is enhanced by rolled oats, salted peanuts and natural peanut butter.

Inspiration and Ideas

Granola Cookies

Rating: Unrated
Using coconut oil instead of butter not only gives these drop cookies a healthy boost, but it also adds great flavor. Martha made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 809.

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Pecan Cookies

Rating: Unrated
For those who can't choose between chocolate chip or oatmeal as their favorite cookie, here is the ultimate compromise. The cookie jar won't stay full for long.

Chewy Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.18 stars

Cherry-oatmeal cookies are a nice twist on a classic. Serve these at your next gathering, or make a batch and slip one into your loved one's lunch bag.