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oatmeal cookies on a rack, from Fun Cheap or Free
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5 from 1 vote


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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies recipe
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!