Friday 27 September 2013

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe caught my eye because I have a couple of blocks of salted butter sitting in my refrigerator waiting to be used. I have a family of oat lovers but I am not so sure about oat meal cookies - I've always thought they won't taste too good. 

These turned out to be so delicious - my kids were literally eating up them by the dozens, and it lasted all but three days in the house. One can hardly taste the oat meal at all. This recipe produces a cookie which is crisp  on the outside but chewy inside. Nuts and dried cranberries added an additional dimension to these cookies - a little more crunch and sweetness. 

The Pioneer Woman says that brown sugar, not the oats, is the star ingredient of these cookies. I'd have to agree with her, the brown sugar added that extra but subtle depth.  They were very addictive and I'll be making another batch soon. 

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies (Makes 48 small cookies)
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

  • 113 g of salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (I used 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (my own addition)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C)
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer) beat together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.
  • Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Add it into the creamed mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing it until just combined. Mix in the oats, nuts and cranberries until just combined.
  • Use your preferred size cookie scoop (or a regular spoon) to drop portions of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until dark and chewy. If you'd like a crispier cookie, just cook a little longer!
  • Let them cool slight on the pan after removing from the oven, then transfer the cookies onto a plate for serving.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake


  1. I like this type of cookies. I made something similar but yours with brown sugar and oatmeal ~ much of better healthy types of cookies. Bookmarked this!

  2. hi,,may i know can i used quaker oat(instant) or
    rolled oats,hope u don mind sharing,thanks--

  3. This is one of the healthy cookies and i like it too!
    Your cookies look fantastic

  4. lovely cookies... can i can i hv a jar?

  5. Hi Mich, lovely and addictive cookies. Great to go with coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Delicious cookies. I love the taste of brown sugar so much better than the refined one. I definitely prefer its taste. Have a nice weekend!

  7. Hi Mich,
    Your cookies looks so good, and I like it that you have added dried cranberries!

  8. Mich these cookies look delicious!!

  9. So happy to see old fashion oats are used here! I have a lot that I need to use, and cookies sounds like the best idea as my kids will enjoy eating it!

  10. Magic cookies, they are definiely calling to me from the screen :D


  11. Mich, I bookmarked this recipe too but did not have time to bake it. I love the ones you baked!

  12. I love this kind of cookies...they are packed with great stuff and taste so good.

  13. My family come from Scotland so we were brought up on oats in just about everything. They are particularly good in biscuits and cookies - giving a nice crunch and texture.

  14. So many cookie recipes , so little time *sigh* Delicious combo , love the added walnuts and cranberries , more substantial !

  15. I actually never bake with salted butter, but I looooooooooove these kind of cookies.
    They never last long..... :)

  16. Mich, I love oatmeal cookies and yours look fabulous!! What a great idea to make your kids eat oatmeal and they would never have guessed it :) Awesome ;)

  17. i actually enjoy eating oat cookies , i hardly bake cookies , always get from supermarkets..always like their littlle chewiness texture in them..!

  18. oh my.. somebody’s family has been feasting on a load of baked goodies!!! lucky them!!!!

  19. The cranberries still look so red, mine usually turned black! Very well done!

  20. These cookies look good, reminds me of those my sister made me for us when we visited her. Initially, it took some getting used to because of the chewy texture but after awhile we were asking for more. Yours make me want to try them out immediately. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Unlike yr family, I don't fancy oatmeal, Mich. it's the other way around for me. I like them in cookies as it adds texture. Perfectly baked cookies and I see why it didn't last long in yr cookie jar .. :)

  22. I LOVE Oatmeal cookies, Mich! I usually add chocolate chips to mine but dried cranberries probably make them a whole lot healthier, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  23. Hi Mich,

    My son can be quite fussy with oat and oatmeal... If he sees it, he will winched. If he doesn't see it, he wouldn't... *sign* For the reason, I do like the fact that the oatmeal in these cookies are not visible obvious :p


  24. These sound wonderful. I love the combination of ingredients.

  25. Mich these cookies are just too cute!!!