Oatmeal Cookies

Basic Oatmeal Cookies


Prep Time20 minutes
CategoryCookies & Bars


Here is a basic and reliable oatmeal cookie recipe. Now what is more all American than oatmeal cookies?


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed)
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup water


To make the oatmeal cookie dough, combine the ingrededients with a mixer, in the following order; brown sugar, white sugar, butter, water, egg, almond extract, baking soda, flour, and rolled oats.

Refrigerate the dough for several hours or overnight to get a thick consistency.

Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoons onto a lightly greased baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart. You should be able to fit about 24 teaspoon fulls (6 rows of 4) and provide enough room on the cookie sheet for 2 dozen cookies to expand when they bake.

Bake at 350° F for 12 to 14 minutes.

Let stand one minute before removing from baking sheet.


This is a basic oatmeal cookie recipe. Just the oatmeal. Use this as a base to create the many oatmeal cookie variations including raisins, cranberries, walnuts, etc.

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