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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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Rating: 3.62 stars 341
Studding chewy oatmeal cookies with cranberries gives them a bit of bright color and a slight tang. Any dried fruit can be substituted.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.57 stars 753
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.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.25 stars 1078
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.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars 618
Sometimes there's nothing better than a good old-fashioned oatmeal-raisin cookie.

Giant Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Everyone will adore this outsize version of the classic treat. Each crisp-chewy cookie is spiced with cinnamon and studded with dark, golden, and Monukka raisins.

Oatmeal-Raisin Bars

Rating: 3.66 stars 339
These handheld treats are packable, snackable, sure-fire crowd-pleasers -- indoors and out.

Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 3.51 stars 179
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 252
If you prefer a crispier texture, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 16 to 20 minutes.

Oatmeal-Lace Cookies

Rating: 3.33 stars 141
Crisp and chewy at the same time, these Southern delicacies are simple to make, and they keep well in an airtight container.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.71 stars 324
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).

Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 3.07 stars 427
Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.

Inspiration and Ideas

Maple-Oatmeal Cookies
Rating: Unrated 174
Maureen Kirk, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, sent us a recipe for her family's favorite crispy, chewy treats. She says, "These simple cookies are delicious as is, or with mix-ins. They're so versatile, it's the only cookie I make!"
Chewy Cherry-Oatmeal Cookies
Rating: Unrated 83
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.

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Pecan Cookies

Rating: 3.61 stars

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.