Recipe: Oatmeal Anything Cookies

My desire to make oatmeal raisin cookies lately has been crazy strong. I blame Fall. Something about a warm, buttery, cinnamony, savory treat just feels right around this time of year.

I was looking for a classic, simple recipe so I consulted my copy of Ina Garten’s Back to Basics cookbook. Of course I found exactly what I desired: her Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookie recipe.


I call my modification of this recipe Oatmeal Anything Cookies because you can use it, add whatever mix ins you like, and it will be amazing. I made one batch of oatmeal raisin and one batch of oatmeal chocolate chip (pictured here), both were perfect.

Base Recipe for Oatmeal Anything Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1.5 cups AP flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

For All Mix Ins – use 1.5 cups for each ingredient (nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.)


Proceed with standard baked goods mixing steps:

Step 1 – Cream butter and sugars


Step 2 – Add vanilla and eggs


Keep your mixer on a high speed up until this point. See? So fluffy!


Step 3 – Add in the smaller quantity dry ingredients (salt, baking soda, cinnamon)


Step 4 – Mix in the flour


Step 5 – Mix in the oats


Step 6 – Lastly stir in your “anything” – on this batch it was chocolate chips but feel free to swap those for raisins, pecans, M&Ms, walnuts, anything!


Step 7 – Scoop uniform dough balls (I use a #20 disher for cookies) onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and baked on 350 degrees for 12 minutes.


Step 8 – Let them cool if you can. Or just immediately eat. Either/or.



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I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, cereal, going to shows, scarves, kettlecorn, Gwen Stefani, yoga, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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6 Responses to Recipe: Oatmeal Anything Cookies

  1. Megan says:

    These look great! I love a good oatmeal cookie recipe.

  2. Ann says:

    Delicious! I like the way your photographed your ingredients!

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