Looking for the perfect easy oatmeal cookies? Look no further! This oatmeal cookie recipe is AH-MA-ZING and it's so easy, even the kids could make it. Make a batch for yourself or take them to your next party!

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Whether you're craving something sweet at home, or you're looking for the perfect cheap and easy dessert to take to your next potluck, these easy oatmeal cookies check all the boxes. A crowd favorite, these cookies are just plain delicious. Plus, they're versatile!

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Skip straight to the recipe or keep on reading for some awesome tips for baking, storage, add-ins, and delicious ways to repurpose your leftover cookies! Trust us, you cannot go wrong with this easy oatmeal cookie. Now, let's get to the good stuff!


For even baking, be sure to use parchment paper. This also makes cleaning up a breeze and prevents and sticking to the baking sheet! Seriously… perfect cookies every. single. time.

When cool, store your amazing oatmeal cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to five days. Make sure they fully cool first or they may condensate and become soggy. If you want to freeze your cookies, flash freeze them in a single layer on a cookie sheet then add them to a freezer-safe bag!

Pro Tip: If your cookies begin to harden in the airtight container, stick a piece of bread in there to keep them moist!


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Add-ins can really make a great oatmeal cookie, right? These are some of our favorites!

  • Dried Fruit
  • M&Ms
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Chopped Candy Bar
  • Pretzel Pieces

Can't decide which add-in to use? Split the dough into two batches and try two different combos!


We are pretty sure you won't have issues with leftover cookies, but just in case, here are some of the best ways to repurpose and reuse your cookies so they don't go to waste!

  • Crumble Over Ice Cream – Mmm hmmm. Try our homemade ice cream recipe from Shelf Cooking!
  • Cookie Sandwich – A cookie sandwich with frosting in the middle? Yes please!
  • Ice Cream Sandwich – There is nothing quite as satisfying as a homemade ice cream sandwich!
  • Pie Crust – Crush up leftover cookies and turn it into pie crust!
  • Cake Pops – But, with cookies! Don't forget the cute little sticks to put them on.
  • Yogurt Parfait – Crumble a cookie on top of your yogurt parfait, almost like granola.
  • Crumble on Pudding – Nothing like a delicious oatmeal cookie to add a little texture to your pudding!

There are so many ways to use these easy oatmeal cookies!


This recipe is so easy and so incredibly tasty, you'll never need another recipe again!

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These deliciously easy oatmeal cookies will be your new favorite. Mix them up with your choice of add-ins and give them your own flair!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats, ground into oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 cups Add-ins (dried fruit, mini M&Ms, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar together in a bowl.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift and add flour,then add ground oatmeal, baking soda, and salt.
  • Toss in any add-ins and mix until combined. Dough will be very thick! (You may need to knead the dough on a floured countertop.)
  • Place golf ball-size balls on baking sheet and press flat.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on a baking sheet before enjoying!


Store these easy oatmeal cookies in an airtight container or gobble them up with friends right away! 
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We told you it was easy! And they make so many, so they're perfect to make for parties or to give away during the holidays.

Now that you have this delicious and easy oatmeal cookie recipe, tell us… What is your favorite way to enjoy them? Let us know in the comments below!

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