Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. Why buy oatmeal cookies from the store when you make these beauties right at home?
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OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL COOKIES
The other night my husband mentioned that the next time he goes to the grocery store he wanted to pick up some Archway oatmeal cookies. Um, does he not know me at all? I love making cookies. Why would he buy some? So I did some quick googling and came up with this recipe.
[If you like icing, I also have made a very similar Iced Oatmeal Cookie.]
Honestly, I’ve never had an Archway oatmeal cookie, so I don’t know how closely these compare, but I do know that these were awesome. They’re chewy in the center, slightly crunchy on the edges. Buttery with a hint of salt. All those nooks & crannies. Mmmmm.
They’re up there as one of my favorite cookies and they don’t even have any chocolate in them.
TIPS FOR MAKING OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL COOKIES
- This oatmeal cookie dough freezes beautifully. Scoop the dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for a couple hours. Once they’re frozen, drop the frozen balls into a freezer bag. When you’re ready to bake them, just add an extra minute of bake time straight from the freezer. Cookies on demand!
- Using a medium cookie scoop, this recipe should make about 3 dozen (36-40) cookies.
- Feel free to add in whatever you like – raisins, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips…
OLD FASHIONED OATS VS. QUICK COOKING OATS
In oatmeal cookies, old fashioned oats, which you use in this recipe, gives you a chewier texture. If you use quick oats, you’ll have less texture and less chew. The flavors will be the same, it’s really a personal preference.
Tools used to make Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies:
- My favorite measuring spoons – I love that they’re magnetic so they stay together & aren’t a mess all over my supply drawer.
- Good baking mats – you can use parchment paper, and I often do, but silicone baking mats help with even cooking and make clean up a breeze. Plus, it’s less wasteful.
- My favorite baking sheets – my dad got me a similar set YEARS ago for Christmas and they’ve been my go-to set ever since.
OTHER WAYS TO BAKE WITH OATMEAL
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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Butter the pan (I use the wrapper from the sticks of butter I'm using) to help the cookies to spread. Set aside.
- Add the oats to a food processor and pulse until they're partially ground - not to the point of a powder, you want some texture. Pour into a large bowl.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and mix. Set aside.
- In another large bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar and beat together.
- One at a time, add in the eggs, mixing well between each addition.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until fully combined.
- Use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto your prepared cookie sheets. I did 9 per sheet - remember you want them to spread, but you don't want them to merge together.
- Bake for 7 minutes, rotate the pan, then bake another 7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes.