• 6 Ratings

Make your oatmeal cookie just the way you like with this customizable cookie recipe. Stick with classic oatmeal raisin cookies, or maybe you're feeling more like chocolate. Do you bake with butter only? Maybe you're a stickler for shortening. We have options so you can make your oatmeal cookies exactly the way you want!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 mins
8 mins to 14 mins at 350°
72 teaspoon-size, 36 tablespoon-size, 24 cookie scoop-size, 18 1/4-cup-size


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl beat Fat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add Sugar, baking soda, Spice, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in eggs and Flavoring. Beat in as much of the Flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining Flour and the oats. If desired, add Stir-Ins.

Instructions Checklist
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons or tablespoons, or by a 1/4-cup measure or cookie scoop 2 to 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes for rounded teaspoons or tablespoons or 12 to 14 minutes for 1/4 cup or cookie scoop portions or until lightly browned and centers appear set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire racks.

Fat (Pick one)

1 cup butter1/2 cup butter plus 1/2 cup shortening1/2 cup butter plus 1/2 cup peanut butter

Sugar (Pick one)

1 cup packed brown sugar plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/2 cup molasses (add 1/4 cup additional all-purpose flour)1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/2 cup honey

Spice (Pick one)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or apple pie spice1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Flavoring (Pick one)

1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Flour (Pick one)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 3/4 cup whole wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup oat bran1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

Stir-Ins (Pick one)

RaisinsSemisweet or milk chocolate piecesMixed dried fruit bits or dried tart red cherriesWhite baking piecesButterscotch-flavored baking piecesFlaked coconutCandy-coated milk chocolate pieces



6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1