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Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

A warm oatmeal cookie with honey and cinnamon is a classic cookie with simple flavors that taste like home.

Cookies are a great addition to any gathering. They are easy to make, require no serving dishes or cutlery, and can stay within snacking distance all day.

These cookies are a warm hug in a cookie, filled with cinnamon and hearty oats, they are easy to put together. They use very simple pantry staples and take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s a great cookie recipe to have on hand for something sweet to whip up when you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen making dessert. They are also a great cookie to stock up your cookie jar for company as they stay fresh for days after baking.

In continuing with my goal for the holiday cookie season to post two recipes a week, I thought a recipe that was very beginner friendly would be a great addition to Thanksgiving week. Whether you are hosting, traveling, or simply don’t celebrate for Thanksgiving, this cookie recipe is a great staple to have in your recipe line up no matter what time of year it is. It can be made as simple as written or jazzed up with fun mix-ins. This is one of my go-to recipes when I want a quick and delicious dessert that comes together in a pinch.

These easy oatmeal cookies are too good not to sneak a bite!

Why I Love This Recipe

Flavor-Classic flavors of honey, oatmeal, cinnamon, and oatmeal are combined in this cookie and they are classic for a reason. The cinnamon and honey add a touch of warm sweetness to the cookie which pair well with the hearty and earthy flavors of the oatmeal. Vanilla is also added to the dough to add to the warm flavors and these cookies are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven.

Texture-Old fashioned oats give a chewy texture inside of this brown sugar cookie dough. The honey adds sweetness but also gives the cookie a chewier texture. The edges of the cookie are crisp and golden brown with a slight nutty flavor from the toasted oatmeal on the sides and bottom of the cookie. These cookies are chewy, crisp, soft, and have a fresh baked flavor for days after they are baked.

Easy to Make-This recipe took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish. No mixer required and if you don’t have a cookie scoop a tablespoon will work just as well. The cookies are baked in a hot oven for a short amount of time, and since they are smaller, you can fit more on the baking pan at a time to bake. Not to mention the smell of freshly baked oatmeal cookies with cinnamon will have your house smelling like a quaint bakery in no time.

One ounce cookies are the perfect size for a sweet snack.

Ingredients You Need

-Butter-melted butter allows for easier mixing. No creaming sugar and butter in this recipe.

-Granulated & Brown sugar-


-Salt-for flavor.

-Vanilla Extract-


-Flour-all-purpose flour

-Baking Soda & Powder

-Old Fashioned Oats-I love the chewiness these give the cookies, but instant oats work great in this recipe as well.

Optional Add-ins

These classic oatmeal cookies are a great blank canvas to add flavor to. If you have any of these ingredients on hand you can add in at 1 cup to the dough after the flour is mixed in. Mixing and matching these additions is highly encouraged.

-Chocolate Chips-any flavor of chocolate, dark, semisweet, milk, or white chocolate

-Butterscotch chips-

-Cinnamon Chips-one of my favorites to add to oatmeal cookies.

-Pecans or Walnuts-roasted and chopped for optimal flavor.

-Craisins-these are great if you also add in white chocolate chips.

-Raisins-I am a fan of golden raisins in oatmeal cookies.


-Dried Cherries- a combination of chopped dried cherries and walnuts is fantastic. I first tried this from my husband’s Grandhoney who makes a cherry and walnut granola I look forward to every year. It’s a great combination of flavors with the oats and honey in the cookies.

-Dried figs-chopped and paired with chopped dark chocolate creates a rich oatmeal cookie. I like to sprinkle sea salt on top of cookies I add dark chocolate too as it intensifies the chocolate flavor.

All ready to bake! 12 will fit on a baking sheet but I recommend 8 per pan so they don’t spread and bake together.

Let’s Make Cookies!

In a bowl I mix melted and cooled butter and both types of sugars with a fork until mixed together. I add in the egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey and mix thoroughly. This took about a  minute or two using a fork. I want to make sure there is no visible bits of eggs in the mix and the honey is combined evenly. The mixture should look smooth and creamy

Next, I add in the oats and coat them evenly in the butter mixture. I usually like to sift my dry ingredients on top but for the sake of saving time (and less dishes in my busy kitchen this time of year) I opted to just add them on top of the oats.

I add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix just until it is combined. Do not overmix.

If using any additional add ins, now is the time I would add them into the dough until they are evenly incorporated.

Let the dough rest while the oven preheats.

I preheat my oven to 375*F after the dough is mixed to give the oats and flour time to rest before scooping. During my oven preheating time, I ready two baking sheets with parchment paper and grab a one-ounce cookie scoop for scooping the dough. If you don’t have a cookie scoop a tablespoon will work great.

Once the oven is preheated, I scoop nine portions of dough per baking tray and bake one at a time for 8-10 minutes.

I know the cookies are done when the edges are golden brown. The centers of the cookies will appear wet and slightly underdone, but they will continue to bake and set up on the cookie sheet after they are taken out of the oven.

I let the cookies cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.

These cookies are great warm and fresh from the oven. You can keep them fresh in a covered storage container for up to a week however, I doubt they would make it that long!

A plateful of cinnamon, honey oatmeal cookies that everyone will love.

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Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Easy, quick, and delicious these oatmeal cookies are a warm treat filled with hearty oats and cinnamon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18


  • 1 stick Butter melted and cooled.
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 tspn ground cinnamon
  • ½ tspn baking soda
  • ¼ tspn baking powder
  • cup oats I used old fashioned oats.
  • cup flour
  • ¼ tspn salt


  • Mix both types of sugar into the melted and cooled butter.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, cinnamon, honey and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Next, add in the oats and stir to combine.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and stir just until combined.
  • Preheat the oven to 375*F. Let the dough sit while the oven preheats.
  • Using a one ounce scoop, scoop 8 portions of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure there is at least 2 inches around the dough to allow for spreading during baking.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. The edges will be golden and the middles will look slightly underdone.
  • Allow to cookies to set up on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Enjoy!


Crisp edges, chewy centers, and a delicious warm cinnamon flavor make these cookies a winner for any cookie jar. Perfect to whip up if you need something sweet and you're in a time crunch.
Keyword breakfast cookies, cinnamon, oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, quick cookies

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