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Milk Dunkin’ Oatmeal Cookies! & Variations #Recipe

Dear Creatives, 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 & get dunkin’ One half of the batch with chocolate chips & the other with apricots & walnuts! I can’t say enough about this recipe & how it can be changed so easily with your favorite ingredients from the basic Oatmeal Cookie Recipe you can create so many variations & adapt it to your tastes. This Oatmeal Cookie recipe has been around longer than I have & is sure to please generations more. Now onto the Oatmeal Cookie making.

Oatmeal Apricot Walnut Cookies, Theresa Huse 2013-1034


Of course the kid approved ones are the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! My favorite the Oatmeal Apricot Walnut.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Goal seal of approval © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013-1021

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 & eat them right off the plate before they are even cooled all the way.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough, © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013-1004

These Oatmeal Cookies are a bit crunchy on the outside, tender & chewy in the inside. Packed full of love & 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 & check the bottoms to make sure they are lightly browned, then pull them right out to cool.

My grandma always made Oatmeal Cookies, but my mom didn’t bake often. I said it before & I’ll say it again, my grandma mixed me up & stirred 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 & enjoy the love that comes from something home baked.

Mixing bowl with cookie dough, apricots, © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013-1010

The recipe is for a basic Oatmeal Cookie. I happened to have apricots in a package needing to be used. I chopped them up & 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 & mixed it with love.


Uncooked cookies on cookie sheet, cookie dough on parchment ready to bake, © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013-1015

I like using parchment you don’t have to scrap the pan clean. TIP: Use a small ice cream scoop & they end up the perfect size.  More than enough to make you say, oh my goodness! 

Plate of Cookies, © 2013 Theresa Huse 2013-1030

My favorites the apricot walnuts & a cup of coffee or apricot tea perfect for sitting on the patio & enjoying a good book. Do I hear a heavenly, ahhh?

Beat Ever Oatmeal Cookies! #Recipe

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


  1. Pre heat oven to 350*
  2. Cream butter & sugar together
  3. add eggs, vanilla into bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt, mix well
  5. Then add oatmeal mix together with wet ingredients & then split batch. In half the batch add semi sweet chocolate chips.
  6. In the other batch add apricots & walnuts.
  7. 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.
  8. Cool on a plate or cooling rack.
  9. Makes about 4 doz.

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  1. says

    Hi! You were the link before me at the Oh What a HAPPY Day Link Party! These “Milk Dunkin'” good oatmeal cookies look great! I am definitely pinning this post for future use!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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    • says

      Hi Holly, Thanks for hosting & hope you can drop by to my Inspiration Spotlight party on Friday’s! You can enter all week long too, Fri to Thurs pm’s

  2. says

    My favorite oatmeal cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip with dried apricots. I love the tang of the apricots against the chewy oatmeal batter and rich chocolate chips. I recently made a gluten-free version using almond flour. My family devoured the batch in the blink of an eye. Your recipe is making me crave another batch!

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    • says

      Oh my gosh Jen, That is so funny that we were making & craving the same thing. I will have to try your gluten-free version soon! Honestly so yummy looking too. xo

    • says

      Hi Kim, I used dried apricots & only in half the batch they were gone pretty quick. I would imagine using fresh is a whole other ball game of baking & keeping fresh. Thanks for stopping by can’t wait to visit & hope to see you again. Be sure to link up sometime at my party which is every Friday-Thurs. I’d love to have you drop in.

  3. says

    Oh yum! Pinning these so I don’t forget about them :)

    Hopping over from the recipe swap blog hop! *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x