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These Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are an all butter cookie that are super easy to make. They stay soft for days and taste phenomenal!
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

These Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are an all butter oatmeal cookie that requires no chilling. Their taste is phenomenal and they stay soft for days!

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft and chewy oatmeal cookies, soft oatmeal cookies
Servings: 15 cookies (about)
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • ½ cup butter almost completely melted
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • cup quick oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer cream the melted butter and sugars on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Add in the egg, vanilla and molasses. Mix just until the egg is combined and no longer. (mixing too long at this point can create tough cookies)
  3. Add in the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Mix just until combined. Don't overmix!
  4. Roll balls of dough (roughly 2 tablespoons of dough) lightly between hands and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. (There should be a little dough on your hands while rolling but there should not be a ton of dough on your hands. If there is add in a little more flour.) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges but still doughy in the middle. Leave on baking sheet for 5 minutes to continue "baking". Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes
  1. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
  2. Baked cookies can placed in an airtight container or freezer bag and frozen for up to 3 months.
  3. You can also form the cookies into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet. When frozen place into an airtight container or freezer bag. Dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. To bake place frozen dough balls on baking sheet and bake for an extra minute or two. Don't thaw cookie dough.