Classic Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Classic Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

35-minute recipe Serves 24
Make batch after batch of this classic oatmeal cookie recipe, and watch them disappear. Add chocolate chips, nuts, dried cranberries, shredded coconut and more to customize this recipe and make your perfect cookie!
35-minute recipe Serves 24


1/4 cup
1 tsp
1/2 tsp


Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 25 mins
  • 1

    Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • 2

    Beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla and beat well.

  • 3

    Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add oat mixture to sugar mixture and mix well.

  • 4

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared sheets.

  • 5

    Bake, one sheet at at time, until edges are golden brown, 11 to 13 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

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