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Soft Oatmeal Cookies: Breakfast of Champions

September 2, 2012

Move over mustachioed octogenarian. Oatmeal cookies are just as wholesome as your porridge and tastier too!

Let’s talk oatmeal cookies. I don’t like raisins. There. I said it. They are just blech. That’s a technical term you know. I do, however, like oatmeal cookies. Not the overly sweetened commercial variety claiming to be from someone’s grandma, but nice homemade ones (sans raisins of course). So that’s what I have for you today. Nice chewy, soft oatmeal cookies.


  • 2 sticks of salted butter, 1 cup
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, real not imitation
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats

Cream butter and sugar, just like always, then add eggs, vanilla. Mix your flour, spices, soda, salt and oats together. Add in cupfuls, beat with mixer until combined.

At this point you can add dried fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. The choice is yours. I ask that you at least try a few plain to really taste the cookie though. It’s a completely new experience to have an unadorned oatmeal cookie!

Drop on cookie sheet in tablespoonfulls. If you have a silpat use it. If you have a tablespoon scoop (look like a tiny ice cream scoop) use that for uniform size.

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes give or take.  Tah-dah! A wholesome snack without those pesky raisins!

You’ll notice I call for “freshly ground” cinnamon and nutmeg. This is to get a really nice fresh and robust taste from the spices. You can grate freshly purchased cinnamon stick and nutmeg on a micro plane, use a nutmeg grinder for the nutmeg (looks like a tiny old fashioned coffee mill), or put the cinnamon stick in a coffee bean grinder.  Freshly ground will give you the best result.

For an added treat, drizzle these cookies with melted chocolate. Yum!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2012 1:09 PM

    These sound like the perfect breakfast treat – I’m terrible at getting up with enough time to get ready AND make porridge, so just grabbing one of these and running out of the house would be handy too 🙂 Katie x

    • October 14, 2012 2:51 PM

      These are perfect any time, let me know when you give them a try!

      • October 14, 2012 3:00 PM

        I will 🙂 – don’t have an oven at the moment though, so they’re going on my list of things to try once I’m back home!

      • AdrienneTheCook permalink*
        October 14, 2012 5:17 PM

        Enjoy your time in France (saw your post)!

      • mixitupandmakeitnice permalink
        October 15, 2012 11:21 AM

        Merci 🙂

  2. October 16, 2012 8:39 PM

    I don’t like raisins either!! I’ll take chocolate chips any day 🙂

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