Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These whole wheat oatmeal cookies are crispy around the edges and chewy in the center, with a delicious brown sugar flavor!

Last Friday I had plans to make some fancy frosted cookies.  As I began mixing them up, I changed my mind and decided to go with something simple instead.  Sometimes the easiest recipes are the ones that taste the best, and these chewy cookies definitely fit in that category.  They’re not the prettiest cookies around, but they are delicious.

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After sampling one, Casey remarked that they taste a lot like Scotch Teas (his favorite dessert).  If you don’t what Scotch Teas are, go here to give them a try.  For those of you who know about and are fans of Scotch Teas (it’s basically impossible to have eaten one and not be a fan), there is reason for you to celebrate because they have now been created in cookie form. *insert distant cheering*

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies KintheKitchen

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  You simply can’t go wrong with the combination of brown sugar, butter, and oats.  😉

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies--KintheKitchen

The only thing that makes me sad about these cookies is the fact that they’re all gone.  Oh, well.  My guess is that they will be happening again fairly soon at our house.

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies---KintheKitchen

Old Fashioned Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen cookies
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  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixer bowl, combine all ingredients except flour.  Beat on low speed until well mixed, scraping sides of bowl frequently.  Add flour and continue beating until blended.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto well greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes on pan before removing to cool completely on wire racks.  Cookies will be soft at first, but will firm up and become chewy.


~K in the Kitchen


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