Oatmeal cookies are an absolute staple in many households around the world. They are a delectable little treat that the whole family will enjoy digging into, and they can still be incorporated into a healthy diet without ruining a diet or a healthy lifestyle.
Oatmeal cookies have a high fiber content as compared to other normal cookies and they also have several beneficial nutritious properties such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. As delicious and beneficial as oatmeal cookies are, they can also be intimidating to make. There are about a hundred different ways you can make oatmeal cookies, and getting the texture just right can be difficult!
Below are a few oatmeal recipes that are easy and only call for a few ingredients so that you can whip up a batch that tastes good and only take a few minutes to cook up!
1. Oatmeal Cookies that only require ONE bowl, NO mixer, and NO time to chill
This recipe is incredibly fast and very easy!
This recipe only requires you to get out a singular bowl to stir everything up in, and you do not have to use a mixer or wait for thirty minutes for the batter to chill before putting it on the baking sheet to go in the oven.
The ingredients on this recipe are:
1 large egg
1 stick of butter (unsalted is best)
1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of oats (make sure that you are using old fashioned oats, and not the instant kind!)
3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (or just a dash more if you like salty cookies
1 cup chocolate chips (if you prefer a different filling such as raisins, walnuts, butterscotch, etc. you can simply substitute it in with the same amount).
1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
2. Grab a large bowl and add in the egg, softened butter, sugars, and vanilla. Once in the bowl mix it well with a spoon until it becomes creamy and fluffy.
3. You will then add in the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt and stir it until just combined. Do not over stir!
4. Add in your chocolate chips (or other filling of choice) and stir until combined.
5. The best way to put the mixture on the cookie sheet is to use a tablespoon or an ice cream scooper and scoop the dough on the pan about 12 inches apart.
6. Bake your cookies for 10 to 13 minutes depending on if you prefer very soft cookies or more well-done, crispy cookies. Once out of the oven, allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack or serving platter.
This is one easy no fuss cookie recipe that gives you a perfectly soft cookie every time in no time!
2. Oatmeal Cookies with Melted Butter
This is a simple oatmeal cookie recipe that will leave you with barely anything that you have to clean up, and cuts your prep time by a lot as you do not have to sit around to wait for your butter to soften to room temperature.
You do not have to chill this dough, though it can be frozen and saved for a rainy day when you really need some cookies! The ease of this recipe might just make it your favorite one you will ever try!
For these oatmeal cookies you will need:
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt (sea salt is best if you have it!)
3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
10 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg YOLK
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oats (make sure you are using old fashioned oats and not instant or quick cook oats)
1/2 cup raising (or dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc. depending on what filling you like!)
1. Melt the butter before doing anything else. Once melted, set aside and allow to sit until it is cool to the touch.
2. Grab a medium sized bowl and add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk them all together and set that bowl aside.
3. In a larger bowl, combine the sugars, whole egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and melted butter. Whisk until it is combined.
4. Put the whisk down and get a spatula. Slowly start adding your dry ingredients (the flour mixture) and mix it in until combined (add about 1/3 of the flour mixture and combine it until well combined before adding more). Once the flour mixture is combined, fold in the oats and the filling of choice.
5. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
6. Grab your cookie dough and using your hands, roll about 1-2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and put on the sheet, placing each cookie about 2 inches apart. Use 1 finger or a spoon and gently press the dough down in the middle so that it cooks evenly all the way through.
7. Bake the cookies for abour 9 to 15 minutes depending on how soft or how crispy you like your cookies.
8. Once baked, allow them to remain on the baking sheet to cool for five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or serving platter to finish cooling.
They will stay nice and fresh for three days at room temperature and for a week in the refrigerator (that is if you and the family do not eat them all right off the baking sheet in ten minutes or less!)
3. Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
The peanut butter oatmeal cookies are possibly the easiest cookies on the list! This recipe makes delicious, creamy, oatmeal cookies with a peanut butter taste that is to die for!
For these creamy peanut buttery cookies you will need to grab:
1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky is preferred to help keep the integrity of the cookie's texture)
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups oats (whole oats and not instant!)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
1. In one small bowl, combine the brown sugar and chunky peanut butter and mix together until it is nice and creamy. Once creamy and fluffy, add in the large egg and beat until well combined.
2. Fold in the oats and baking soda, being careful to make sure it is mixed well.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 1 tablespoon of dough at a time onto the sheet making sure to put each cookie about 2 inches apart. Flatten them slightly in the center with a spoon or a finger and bake for 6-8 minutes. Allow them to cool for five minutes on the baking sheet before putting them on a platter or wire rack.
4. Store these cookies in an air tight container for up to a week...if they last that long that is!
All of the cookies listed above are going to blow your mind and make your mouth water! Whether you try one and stick to it, or try them all, you cannot go wrong!