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.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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

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.

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.

Oatmeal-Raisin Bars

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

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 Cookies

Rating: 3.51 stars 179
Add your choice of chocolate chunks, golden raisins, or toffee pieces to the basic oatmeal-cookie recipe.

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.

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.

Giant Cowboy Cookies

Some claim cowboy cookies hail from Texas, a state many cowboys call home. Others say the treats were named for their ability to withstand long days in a saddlebag. Whatever its origin, the combination of oats, chocolate, pecans, and coconut is undeniably delicious.

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, and Pecan Cookies

Rating: 3.61 stars 224
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.

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!"
Breakfast Cookies
Rating: Unrated 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.
Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
Rating: 3.43 stars

This oatmeal-cookie dough can be baked immediately, refrigerated for one to two days, or frozen for up to a month.