The oatmeal cookie, while a tried-and-true classic, is always left out of the popular cookie clique. It’s basically the understudy to chocolate chip… but mark our words: that’s about to change. We’ve put together a roster of our most epic oatmeal cookie recipes that will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about the signature baked good. From raisin pecan to maple bacon to salted chocolate, these soft and chewy confections are ready for their comeback.
Spiced Pumpkin-Raisin Cookies
The oatmeal cookie gets a cold-weather upgrade for autumn with the addition of pumpkin puree. But we’re pretty sure no one will be offended if you continue making them year round.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
Ree Drummond doesn’t mess around with her baked goods, proving that keeping things simple is often best. Opting for dark brown sugar and omitting white altogether lends an extra chewy, rich molasses flavour to the cookies. More of The Pioneer Woman’s dessert recipes here.
Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Bittersweet chocolate and old-fashioned oats prove they belong together in this decadent, chewy cookie recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. Cranberries are also listed in the ingredients, but we consider them optional. The fleur de sel, sprinkled lightly on top of each freshly-baked round, is a must.
Oatmeal Raisin Sandwich Cookies
Oatmeal-raisin sandwich cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling? Say no more! Baking expert Anna Olson devised this recipe, so you know they’re bound to be delicious. Here are Anna’s top cookie recipes to try.
Chewy Schmaltz Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
We know it sounds strange, but adding schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) to these oatmeal-raisin cookies lends a savoury note to balance out the sweetness, while creating an extra-chewy and moist texture. We’ve also compiled Valerie Bertinelli’s most delicious desserts.