Scrumptious Oatmeal Cookies and Bars

From classic and comforting oatmeal cookies to creative versions filled with fruit and chocolate, these oatmeal cookie bars and oatmeal cookie recipes are surefire crowd-pleasers.


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    • Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

      Cookies for breakfast? Why not! When they're made with hearty oats, wheat flour, and delicious dried fruit, you won't have to feel guilty about grabbing one on the go. Plus, these oatmeal cookies are less than 250 calories each.

    • Carrot Breakfast Cookies

      Get your vegetable fix with your choice of carrots or zucchini. You would never even guess that there are veggies in this breakfast cookie -- the cranberries, raisins, pecans, and brown sugar hide it so well!

    • Fruity Oatmeal Cookies

      Apricots, currants, and walnuts create sweet and crunchy surprises in this old-fashioned oatmeal cookie. Use a dollop of low-fat yogurt to give the 100-calorie snack an extra-moist texture.

    • Oatmeal Lunch Box Drops

      Stash a bag full of PB&J oatmeal cookies in your kiddo's lunch box for a sweet way to share some love. We pack this cookie with brown sugar, rolled oats, and peanut butter, then spread on some fruit jelly to finish.

    • Cherry Crumb Bars

      Craving tart cherries? Bring them to the dessert table with the help of oatmeal mix and a quick homemade powdered sugar icing. These brownielike oatmeal bars will go fast at any potluck party, so be sure to make two batches.

    • Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

      Pile fluffy marshmallow creme filling between two tender peanut butter-oatmeal cookies to get a scrumptious sandwich cookie with a mouthwatering mix of textures.

    • Peanutty Fruit and Chocolate Chip Cookies

      These strawberry-sporting oatmeal cookies are as cute as a button. We pair their crisp cocoa flavor with cranberries and chocolate pieces to create delicious sweet-tooth appeal.

    • Cranberry-Pear Bars

      A layer of cranberry filling infused with pear nectar adds sweet-tart taste to these nutmeg-spiced oat bars. Don't have pear nectar handy? Use apple juice instead.

    • Oatmeal-Butterscotch Cookies

      Sweeten up traditional oatmeal cookies with golden butterscotch pieces and the homey aroma of sweet cinnamon. Simple rolled oats give the cookie a soft yet hearty bite.

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      How to Bake Perfectly Golden Cookies

      Bake crisp yet moist oatmeal cookies using our insider tips from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen! It's all about the bake time!

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      Honey-Nut Oatmeal Drops

      A little bit of honey goes a long way in this sticky-sweet confection featuring rolled oats and brown sugar. Honey-roasted peanuts give it toothsome crunch.

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      Chewy Cherry-Almond Bars

      Sliced almonds add crunchy goodness to the hearty oat crust that coats this sweet, cherry-infused cookie. Like to mix things up? Instead of cherry, use a jar of your favorite fruit preserves.

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      Double-Oat Breakfast Cookies

      Bake all your breakfast must-haves into one delicious oatmeal cookie. This recipe features smooth peanut butter, chewy raisins, and round toasted oat cereal. Prepare them the night before to make getting out the door in the morning a cinch.

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      Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

      Cookie meets candy in this loaded oatmeal cookie. We pack these ultra-sweet treats with peanut butter pieces and mini peanut butter cups, so you know you're getting the good stuff.

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      Dark Chocolate Revel Bars

      Prepackaged chocolate chip cookie dough makes these layered cookies a snap to make. Just add rolled oats to the dough for both the bottom and top layers, then fill the center with creamy rich chocolate and crunchy candy pieces.

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      Oatmeal Cookies

      Jazz up these chewy classics with raisins, cherries, chopped nuts, and/or chocolate chips for extra bursts of cookie goodness.

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      Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake

      Fresh orange peel gives these moist oatmeal bars a fresh zippiness, while butterscotch and pecans create a trendy, salty-sweet combo.

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      Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

      You can't go wrong with the classics. Our oatmeal-raisin cookie is baked with brown sugar, laced with cinnamon, and of course, packed with lots of chewy raisins.

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      Cappuccino-Caramel Oat Bars

      Rolled oats give these coffee-and-caramel-flavor bars a chewy texture. Drizzle on our pretty coffee glaze to add a fancy, pastry shop appearance.

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      German Chocolate Cookies

      Love German chocolate cake? This cookie is a smaller version of the double-chocolate bakery favorite, complete with pecans and shredded coconut topping.

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      Caramel Chocolitas

      These delectable bar cookies boast a mixture of chocolate, caramel, and pecans mingled with a buttery oatmeal crust.

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      Oatmeal Jam Bars

      A sweet raspberry filling settles between two layers of warm, crumbly cream cheese crust for Santa-worthy oatmeal bar cookies. Fiber-rich oats add nutritional value.

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      Coconut, Cherry, and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

      Coconut, oats, dark chocolate, cherries, and walnuts pack our favorite drop cookie recipe full of flavor. Although they're bursting at the seams with tasty ingredients, these cookies will keep your waistline slim at just 95 calories apiece.

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