How To Make Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup mix-ins (optional) chocolate chips, raisins, cinnamon chips, etc.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Place softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a standing mixer and beat until combined.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until the mixture is light (about 30-60 seconds).
- Add dry ingredient mixture and beat on low speed until just combined.
- Add oatmeal and beat on low speed until combined.
- Add mix ins (if desired) and stir until evenly distributed in the dough.
- Use a 1 ½ to 2 TBS cookie scoop to measure out the dough.
- Roll the dough into a ball and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until all the dough is used.
- Gently and very slightly press down tops of cookies until they are flat.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until the top is just set.
- Let sit on the baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
To freeze the oatmeal cookie dough:
- Place oatmeal cookie dough balls on a non-stick cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until firm.
- Transfer to an airtight, freezer-friendly container (I recommend either a glass storage container or a freezer-friendly ziplock bag).
- Freeze for up to 1 month.
- To bake: remove dough from the freezer and let it come to room temperature. Then bake according the the recipe instructions.