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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1999



Cook's Notes

To keep cookies from running together as they bake, trace circumference of oatmeal container onto parchment paper. Turn the paper over so the pencil side is facing down. Place 2 1/2 ounce balls of dough---about a large ice-cream scoop's worth--in the center of each traced circle, and bake.

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  • BigMarble
    18 OCT, 2015
    i added salt and cinnamon. lovem!
  • Malvar62
    19 APR, 2015
    OMG! Best recipe I will never look for another, these are chewy just the way I like. I added dried cranberries, white chocolate and pecans, simply yummy!
  • Pinksmartiee
    26 APR, 2013
    I just made 30 of them today, and they're amazing! :) Easy but detailed description, I love Martha's recipes! xx
  • gilgomez
    6 APR, 2013
    The best! Can't go wrong with any of Martha's recipes and this is a tried and true basic. Make it your own....add macadamia nuts or chopped hazelnuts. Add dried fruit like cranberries instead of raisins for their tart and sweet chewy goodness. Everyone loves these!
  • mllefantine
    12 SEP, 2010
    Awesome oatmeal cookies! We made them with milk chocolate chips and toffee pieces and they were amazing. Perfectly chewy and delicious. On our stove at least, we had to bake them at 12 minutes instead of the lower limit of 14 for small cookies.
  • K8nduke
    28 APR, 2009
    Wow this is annoying, my comment has to be read upside down, I had to cut the text in half so the one who starts with ''#1 suite'' comes next. Happy cooking! Kate
  • K8nduke
    28 APR, 2009
    #1 suite ...that all I tasted was the baking soda and I followed the recipe flawlessly. The last 6 were with again a very good quality 70% dark chocolate and it's the ones who taste the best but still not so good. At least, you can detect a chocolaty taste. After all this disappointment, I decided to throw away the rest of the mix. I will not make those again! Instead, I will try the recipe on the Quaker for I've read some good reviews about it.
  • K8nduke
    28 APR, 2009
    I didn't like these cookies at all! As a matter of fact, I threw half the uncooked batch away. Out of the batch I cooked, I made 6 plain (utterly plain might I add) which tasted funny for a regular oatmeal cookie, kind of toasted or something like that. Other than that, no taste what so ever. I ended up coating them with peanut butter and then it tasted okay. I also made 6 with a very high quality milk chocolate. What a waste, I couldn't even taste the chocolate, it seems that all I ta

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