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The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick cook oatmeal
  1. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the eggs, one at a time, scrapping down the bowl after each addition.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk together to remove any lumps.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Add in the oatmeal and stir until just incorporated.
  7. Place the oatmeal cookie dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour to firm up. I’m told dough can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Using an ice cream scoop, drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet giving plenty of space between cookies.
  10. Baking in the oven for 14-16 minutes until the edges are slightly brown. The centers may still appear uncooked (see notes above).