These are some of the best, easy oatmeal cookies I’ve ever had! Crunchy and sweet- these easy oatmeal cookies are a prefect treat!
Easy Oatmeal Cookies
Growing up I never wanted oatmeal cookies- I wanted chocolate chip. All day every day.
However, although I still love chocolate chip cookies, and will eat every one of my double chocolate pudding cookies, I now really like oatmeal cookies. The crunchy, chewy, sweet combo of these ices oatmeal cookies are soooo delicious!
I love a good soft cookie too, but for oatmeal cookies I want a little crunch or else it’s just not as good to me!
This recipe is perfect for a crunchy oatmeal cookie that is big on flavor and easy to make!
How to make easy oatmeal cookies:
- Combine all the dry ingredients except the oatmeal and raisins.
- In a separate bowl combine all the wet ingredients.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
- Stir in the oatmeal and raisins.
- Place large rounded scoops on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Once done baking, drizzle with icing and enjoy!
How do I know when the cookies are done?
I like to make sure they start to turn slightly golden brown before I take them out of the oven.
How should I store oatmeal cookies?
Store them in an air tight Ziploc bag and they will be good for several days. They will harden over time but they remain soft and chewy in the middle with a nice crunch on the outside.
Do I have to use raisins in oatmeal cookies?
Nope! You can leave them out or use chocolate chips instead!
Why do you use almond extract in the icing? Can I use vanilla extract instead?
I love the flavor that almond extract adds. It is mild and sweet and just perfect.
However, vanilla extract will be tasty too! Use that if you don’t have almond extract!
My icing is too thick or too runny! Help!
If your icing is too thick add a teaspoon of milk, stir, and repeat until you get the consistency you want. If your icing is to thin add a tablespoon of powdered sugar, stir and repeat, until you get the consistency you want. It’s that easy!
Are you a fan of oatmeal cookies? Raisins or chocolate chips? Let me know in the comments below!
Easy Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup raisins
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ tbs milk
- ¼ tsp almond extract vanilla extract works too
Preheat oven to 350 ˚F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. (1 cup flour, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt)
Cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. (½ cup white sugar, ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup unsalted butter, 1 large egg, 1 tsp vanilla)
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Stir in the oatmeal and raisins until well mixed. (1 ½ cup old fashioned oats, ¾ cup raisins)
Place large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Bake 10 minutes for softer cookies and longer for more crunchy.
While cookies are baking, make the glaze.
Combine all the powdered sugar, milk, and extract in a bowl. You can adjust the milk and powdered sugar to get your desired glaze consistency. (1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 ½ tbs milk, ¼ tsp almond or vanilla extract)
When cookies are done, let them rest on the cookies sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Drizzle with the glaze.
These cookies are delicious and chewy straight from the oven. Store them in an air tight Ziploc bag and they will be good for several days. They will harden over time but they remain soft and chewy in the middle with a nice crunch on the outside. I actually really like them like this!