Our Very Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From bake sales to parties and everything in between, you can't go wrong with an oatmeal cookie. These recipes, which feature everything from chocolatey treats to old-fashioned classics, offer something for everyone who reaches into the cookie jar.

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Rick says, “Iced oatmeal cookies remind me of home, family and baking on a cold winter's day. I love them because they are classic cookies — oatmeal, cinnamon and raisins — that have been dressed up for the holidays like mountains with freshly fallen snow.”

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The Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Do you like chewy cookies? Or do you prefer cakey ones? Our oatmeal-raisin cookies can be both! For a chewy cookie, bake them right away. For a cakey cookie, let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight works even better) to allow the oatmeal to hydrate. Then bake for a puffy cookie. We used dark brown sugar for added flavor and moisture but our secret ingredient is honey. When baked right away, the honey causes the cookie to spread, keeping it soft and moist. When you let the dough rest, the oatmeal and flour absorb the honey for that classic cakey texture.

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Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Peanut-Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Amanda says, “What makes the perfect breakfast cookie? I've determined that people like a low-sugar cookie. They also really like oatmeal. As far chocolate? Less is more. These breakfast cookies are easy to make, assemble and serve-and are definitely not your average oatmeal-and-raisin cookies.”

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies make an excellent compromise for guests who love chocolate chip and those who prefer oatmeal. The chopped pecans add a satisfying crunch, and maple syrup provides a dose of natural sweetness.

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

Some bakers prefer a mix of white and brown sugar, but Ree uses brown sugar only to ensure a rich and chewy cookie. She skips out on nuts to be mindful of allergies, but feel free to incorporate a ½ cup of chopped walnuts or almonds if you prefer!

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Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie Sandwiches

With cinnamon, allspice and chopped walnuts, Valerie’s oatmeal cookies are ideal for carrot cake lovers, too. Each cookie sandwiches a cream cheese-coconut frosting that you’ll want to eat again and again.

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Oatmeal, Walnut and Raisin Cookies

Go nuts by adding chopped walnuts to the traditional oatmeal-raisin cookie.

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Craisy Oatmeal Cookies

Kids will gobble up Guy’s cranberry-packed cookies — and they’ll love baking them, too! Have little helpers pour in the cranberries, oats and coconut flakes, then let them help stir it all together.

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Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie with Honey Cream

Baking this giant oatmeal cookie in a cast-iron skillet gives it an extra crispy crust and a moist, chewy center. Whipped cream that's been enriched with honey and sour cream provides a tangy contrast to the sweet spices and rich brown sugar flavors.

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Oatmeal Cookies with Yogurt Chips and Strawberries

Get your breakfast parfait in cookie form by adding yogurt chips and diced fresh strawberries to oatmeal cookies.

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Oatmeal, Cranberry and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When you want oatmeal cookies, but you also really want chocolate chip cookies, why choose? We know exactly how you can satisfy both cravings at once.

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Oatmeal Cookies with Butterscotch and Cranberries

Oatmeal cookies get an upgrade with the addition of butterscotch and cranberries

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Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Anne is a dark-chocolate fan so she chops it up with walnuts to make these oatmeal cookies nice and chunky. Top them with a sprinkle of sea salt to give them a little something special.

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Sunny's Raspberry and Oatmeal Lattice Cookie Sandwiches

Sunny says, “These are my favorite cookies to order at a place called Crave in Sherman Oaks, CA. I love nothing more than figuring out how to make something at home that I can't always get. They are super simple to make and will definitely be a hit!”

12 Days of Cookies: Sunny Anderson’s Raspberry and Oatmeal Lattice Cookie Sandwiches

Raisin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Ina’s cookies prove once for all that oatmeal and raisins belong together. She incorporates chopped pecans as well for a lovely crunch.

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Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies

Tweak the classic oatmeal-raisin cookie by swapping in dried cranberries.

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Oat Milk and Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

We've raised the classic snack combination (cookies and milk) to a whole new level using humble oats. No-churn oat milk ice cream is sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies — no dunking needed!

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Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy at the edges and chewy in the middle, this oatmeal cookie packs a ton of flavor and texture into just one bite.

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A little bit of apple butter adds moisture, flavor and sweetness to these cakey cookies and acts as a butter substitute.

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Tropical Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Studded with sweet chunks of dried fruit, these easy-to-make cookies are cakey and soft. They crisp up a day or two after baking and the flavors of the spices and coconut permeate each bite.

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Oatmeal Cookies with Peanuts, Raisins and Chocolate Chips

This oatmeal cookie delivers the highlights of trail mix: peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.

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Oatmeal-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can still enjoy a cookie while meeting your healthy eating goals. These oatmeal cookies will satisfy your sweets craving while also promoting heart and digestive health, thanks to the addition of ground flaxseeds.

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Combine simple ingredients (think oats, almond butter and chocolate) for satisfying bites you can enjoy right from the fridge or freezer. Snacking has never been easier.

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Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Inspired by her grandmother’s recipe, Damaris’ cookies are full of Southern comfort. She relies on molasses for plenty of sweetness and beautiful color.

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White Chocolate Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Marcela says, “My mom loved white chocolate and apricots, so when she passed, I decided to develop a recipe for the holidays that reminded me of her. It is one of those recipes that is very comforting.”

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Honey Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Snack smarter with Ellie’s honey-sweetened cookies. With whole wheat flour, almond butter and honey in place of sugar, these are tasty treats that you’re sure to feel good about.

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Oatmeal Pistachio Cookies

If you follow a gluten-free diet, this is the dessert for you. These soft cookies are best when served right out of the oven, but you can always refrigerate the extra dough and bake a batch at a moment’s notice.

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