It was time to get a little baking in. These are the best Oatmeal Cookies EVER! The kind that have you wanting to get out a glass of milk, your favorite coffee or tea and get dunkin’ One half of the batch with chocolate chips and the other with apricots, plus walnuts! I can’t say enough about this recipe, not only is it easy but, how it can be changed so easily with your favorite ingredients added to the basic easy cookie recipe Oatmeal Cookie Recipe you can create so many variations to adapt it to your tastes. This easy cookie recipe: Oatmeal Cookie recipe has been around longer than I have and is sure to please generations more. Now onto the Oatmeal Cookie making.
Easy Cookie Recipe
Of course the kid approved ones are the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! My favorite the Oatmeal Apricot Walnut.
I get tired of making the same cookies so I like to adapt recipes trying different ingredients, flavors. Sammie loves Oatmeal Cookies, we all love Oatmeal Cookies! I hope you do too! Because if you do, you are going to want to bake some up and eat them right off the plate before they are even cooled all the way.
Easy Cookies Recipe
Oatmeal Cookies With Chocolate Chips
How to adapt the recipe
These Oatmeal Cookies are a bit crunchy on the outside, tender and chewy in the inside. Just add in half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips to half the batter by using the original recipe and adapting it.
Packed full of love and so easily made. If you aren’t a baker this is a no fail recipe. Just make sure to rotate your pan in the oven and check the bottoms to make sure they are lightly browned, then pull them right out to cool.
My grandma always made Oatmeal Cookies. I said it before and I’ll say it again, my grandma mixed me up by stirring in the love of baking into my blood. I even worked at a bakery just out of high school while in college. I hope I am doing the same with Sammie. No she doesn’t have to become a baker! But, I just want her to know how to read a recipe, adapt one to enjoy the love that comes from something home baked.
Easy Cookies Recipe
Oatmeal Apricot Walnut Cookies
How to adapt the Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
The recipe is for a basic Oatmeal Cookie. I happened to have apricots in a package needing to be used. I chopped them up, then added them in. How much? Well, about half the bag. Then I made some Oatmeal bars with the rest I’ll save that for another day. Then I chopped up at least a cup of walnuts to go with them. Split the batter in half for the two recipes.
I like using parchment you don’t have to scrap the pan clean. TIP: Use a small ice cream scoop for putting onto the pan, they end up the perfect size. More than enough to make you say, oh my goodness!
Easy Cookie Recipe
EASY OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE:
Grab the original easy cookies recipe: Mix up the Oatmeal Cookies Recipe and then add the other ingredients shared above or your own to create your own yummy oatmeal version. Other ideas for easy oatmeal cookies would include: raisins, dried cranberries, milk chocolate, walnuts…. Get creative and enjoy baking up a batch adding your favorite variation to the original recipe!
My favorites the apricot walnuts just add a cup of coffee or apricot tea perfect for sitting on the patio to enjoy anytime. Be sure to share them with your family and friends.
Adapted from Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie Recipe by Quaker Oats
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (I adapted & used 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
- 3 cups Oatmeal quick or old fashioned (my favorite is Quaker Oats & used old fashioned)
- Original recipe calls for 1 cup raisins I adapted as follows:
- 1/2 bag semi sweet chocolate chips for half the batch
- 1/2 bag dried apricots & 1 cup chopped walnuts for the other half
- Pre heat oven to 350*
- Cream butter & sugar together
- add eggs, vanilla into bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt, mix well
- Then add oatmeal mix together with wet ingredients & then split batch. In half the batch add semi sweet chocolate chips.
- In the other batch add apricots & walnuts.
- Scoop onto parchment paper or non stick pan. Bake 8-10 min. rotate pan if cookies are larger & bake another 3-5 min. watch to see they are light brown & check bottoms.
- Cool on a plate or cooling rack.
- Makes about 4 doz.
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