The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Written by: Guest Contributor

Published: Apr 1, 2015


The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Crispy or chewy? Chocolate chips or raisins? Large-flake or quick oats? It seems with oatmeal cookies, everyone has an opinion. a secret ingredient makes these a great chewy version.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 dozen cookies
Calories 867 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups Unbleached Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 2,25 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt or Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cup Large-flake Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Raisins or Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  • Cream the shortening, butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Add in the yogurt or applesauce and vanilla.
  • Blend in the oats and flour mixture.
  • Finally, stir in raisins or chips.
  • OR you can divide the batter then add half the amount to each half.
  • Drop by small tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake 11 minutes approx. Don't let them brown!
  • Cool and serve


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