There’s something special about oatmeal cookies. They’re hearty and homey, and they remind us of simpler times. Maybe that’s why we love them so much. Or maybe it’s because they’re just so darn delicious.
Whatever the reason, if you’re craving oatmeal cookies, you’re in luck. This recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious results.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raisins (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, mixing until just blended. Stir in oats and raisins, if using.
3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
And that’s it! In just a few simple steps, you’ve made homemade oatmeal cookies from scratch. Enjoy!