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Pan of Real Oatmeal Cookies on a Wooden Cutting Board.
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Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cookies, chewy oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 ½ cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups (180 g) rolled oats
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rolled oats. 
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add butter and brown sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and molasses. Mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • With the mixer still on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, drop the dough onto the lined baking sheet. Roll each into a ball. Then, gently press to slightly flatten the cookies.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes. They may look slightly doughy, and that is okay.
  • Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!



When are Oatmeal Cookies Done Baking?

There is a big difference in the texture of oatmeal cookies when baking time is adjusted by as few as 2 minutes. Make sure you are keeping an eye on them starting at seven minutes. I remove my cookies when they appeared a little bit underbaked and the center is still a bit glossy in appearance. The cookies should be fully cooked, but a very soft and delicate center is the best way to eat these.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 155kcal