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These simple soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are perfectly sweet and spiced with a hint of cinnamon. They are just like the ones grandma used to make. #oatmealcookies #chewyoatmealcookes #softoatmealcookies #oldfashionedoatmealcookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen


These simple oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy with crispy outer edges. They have warm notes of brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon spice.


  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups (270g) quick rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla, beat again until thoroughly mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, toss together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir in the oats by hand with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Roll the dough into rounded golfball-sized balls (about 2 tablespoons each) and place about 2 1/2″ apart, so you’ll only get about 8 or 9 cookies on each baking sheet. Flatten slightly with your hands.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden brown and center still looks moist. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: dessert, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal cookie recipe, easy oatmeal cookies, chewy oatmeal cookies

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