How To Make Basic Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
A recipe for basic oatmeal cookies, homemade and 100% from scratch.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
- 1.25 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda and salt until well mixed. In a large separate bowl cream the butter with a mixer until it starts forming little peaks. You can also do this by hand if you don't have a mixer, it just takes a little longer.
Once the butter is creamy, add the sugar and mix it for 3-4 minutes or until it is really well incorporated. Add the egg and continue mixing until the egg is well incorporated, but don't over-mix. Add the vanilla and quickly mix it in completely.
Set the mixer aside and stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
Chill the cookie dough for 10-15 minutes while washing up and preheating the oven to 360°F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
Remove the cookie dough from the fridge. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out the dough onto the lined cookie sheet, allowing some space between the cookies for spreading. You might need to bake them in two batches!
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until they are starting to lightly brown and crisp up. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool down completely. Or eat them while they're warm 😉
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg