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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, just like Grandma used to make, are the best cookies that take you straight back to your childhood!

Full of chewy oats, brown sugar, walnuts, and spices, you just can’t beat the taste and texture of these classic homemade cookies. This chewy oatmeal cookie recipe will become a favorite!

And if you’re a lover of chocolate, be sure to make the slightly different version of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are, not surprisingly, a favorite of a lot of people. What’s not to love? They’re sweet, super chewy, and the oatmeal tricks your brain into thinking they’re healthy!

I’ve made many cookies in my day. From what I call anytime cookies like Birthday Cookies with sprinkles and Toasted Macadamia Coconut Cookies, to cookies that are especially popular during holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day… I will never turn down a freshly made cookie.

How to make oatmeal cookies:

  • As with any cookie recipe, you’ll start by preheating your oven and lining a baking sheet with silpat or parchment.
  • In a medium bowl or using your stand mixer, you will cream together the butter and sugars. Next I like to beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. You will combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir them into the creamed mixture. Finally, you’ll mix in the oats and nuts.
  • You’ll get the best results if you use a small or medium cookie scoop and drop dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. I like to flatten each cookie slightly.
  • Bake for exactly 8 minutes in preheated oven. Any longer and you’ll end up with crispy cookies. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

How to make oatmeal cookies chewy:

There are two factors that make these cookies chewy.

First has to do with the bake time. You’ll pull them out of the oven when they don’t look fully cooked and the allow them to sit on the hot cookie sheet for a bit of time. This allows them to finish cooking but not get overly crisp.

The second factor is the brown sugar. I find that using a combination of brown sugar with a smaller amount of granulated sugar leads to a more chewy cookie.

Be sure to store your cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and chewy.

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Prep20 minutes
Cook8 minutes
Total28 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, just like Grandma used to make, are the best cookies that take you straight back to your childhood! Full of chewy oats, brown sugar, walnuts, and spices, you just can’t beat the taste and texture of these classic homemade cookies. This chewy oatmeal cookie recipe will become a favorite!

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Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with silpat or parchment. 
  • In a medium bowl or using your stand mixer, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl and stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats and nuts. 
  • Use a small or medium cookie scoop and drop dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly.
  • Bake for exactly 8 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

makes about 4 dozen cookies

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 38mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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141 Comments

      1. Yes, based on 48 cookies in the recipe (it makes a lot)! I use a nutritional calculator, but they are always estimates.

  1. Love love love this recepie!!!! Would love for you to make a single serve cookie kinda easy recepie for this one 💓🫶🏻

  2. 5 stars
    I double the recipe and made half plain and half of chocolate chips! They are exactly how you said they would turn out chewing and yummy! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this yummy recipe, and they are absolutely delicious! Nothing like the old fashioned goodness of a perfect oatmeal cookie!

  4. 5 stars
    Just made these and everyone enjoyed them! I used less oats and added almost two cups of chopped almonds and sprinkled the top with cinnamon and sugar mix before baking and they tasted like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a snicker doodle cookie. Printing out the recipe and making changes before I forget, thanks!

    1. Hi Deb, I’m sorry you didn’t like the recipe. 1 teaspoon of salt to two cups of sugar should not have made the cookies too salty. May I ask what kind of salt you used? Is it possible you’re sensitive to salt and should have reduced the amount having known that? Also, you say that because they were too chewy and therefore not as you expected, but the recipe is called chewy oatmeal cookies, so I’m curious what you were expecting the texture to be like?

      1. I’ll betcha she used a Tablespoon of salt. Don’t let the haters gotcha down, it’s a good solid recipe.
        *hugs
        Miss Sarah

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I threw some chocolate chips in the the last batch I made and they turned out beautifully. My new go to oatmeal cookie recipe!