Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies
Save Recipe


2 cups packed dark brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

2 eggs 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

3 cups old-fashioned oats 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together the brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each one.
  3. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add it into the creamed mixture in 2 to 3 batches, mixing until just combined. Mix in the oats until just combined.
  4. Use your preferred size cookie scoop (or a regular spoon) to drop portions of dough onto baking sheets, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake until dark and chewy, 12 to 13 minutes. If you'd like a crispier cookie, just cook a little longer!
  5. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer onto a plate for serving.

Cook’s Note

Add 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts to the flour mixture if you'd like a nutty flavor and crunch.

Get the Recipe

Peanut Butter Molten Bundt

This decadent chocolate bundt cake is filled with molten peanut butter.

Angel Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown-Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal with Apple, Brown Sugar and Raisins

Oatmeal Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sugar Cookies