Make-It-Mine Oatmeal Cookies

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!

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Makes: 72 teaspoon-size, 36 tablespoon-size, 24 cookie scoop-size, 18 1/4-cup-size
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cool: 2 mins
  • Bake: 8 mins to 14 mins 350°F

Make-It-Mine Oatmeal Cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.
  2. 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.

From the Test Kitchen

Fat (Pick one)

1 cup butter

1/2 cup butter plus 1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter plus 1/2 cup peanut butter

Sugar (Pick one)

1 cup packed brown sugar plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 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 spice

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

Flavoring (Pick one)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring

1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Flour (Pick one)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1/2 cup oat bran

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

Stir-Ins (Pick one)

Raisins

Semisweet or milk chocolate pieces

Mixed dried fruit bits or dried tart red cherries

White baking pieces

Butterscotch-flavored baking pieces

Flaked coconut

Candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

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