Sunday, November 1

Don't Like Oatmeal Cookies? Then Try My Oatmeal Everything Cookies Recipe.

oatmeal everything cookies

I love cooking for Jeff. He's open to trying new food. He's not fussy. And he likes virtually everything. That is, except Shepherd's pie (can't say I blame him); broccoli (unless it's made with bacon or prosciutto); and oatmeal cookies (that's just inexplicable). I mean, really, who doesn't like oatmeal cookies? Jeff. That is, until he tasted my Oatmeal Everything Cookies.

I'm not entirely sure why, but I wanted him to like oatmeal cookies, maybe as much as I do. To me, not liking oatmeal cookies is sad; it's like missing out on something special. So I was determined to make an oatmeal cookie that Jeff liked. Really, really liked.

Batch #1: Oatmeal, Raisin, and Apricot Cookies

Jeff bites into the cookie and frowns slightly.

Me: "What? You don't like them?"

Jeff: "Well, they're good but they don't taste like a cookie."

Me: "What do you mean they don't taste like a cookie?"

Jeff: "They taste too healthy."

Batch #2: Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Walnut Cookies

Jeff bites into the cookie.

Jeff: "Mmmm.... You put chocolate in this batch. These are much better."

Me: "See, I told you you'd like oatmeal cookies."

Jeff: "But those were walnuts, huh? You know what would be even better? Pecans."

Batch #3: Oatmeal Everything Cookies

Jeff: "Another batch of oatmeal cookies? Wow! What's in them this time?"

Me: "Not walnuts."

He takes a bite, and smiles slowly, then pushes the rest of the cookie into his mouth.

Jeff: "These rock! Seriously, what's in them?"

Me: "Everything."

Jeff: "Hey, that's what you should call them. Oatmeal Everything Cookies."

oatmeal everything cookies

Oatmeal Everything Cookies
Makes approximately 40 cookies.
Print recipe only here.

Feel free to substitute your favorite add-ins. After all, they are "oatmeal everything cookies."

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, stir oats, flours, baking soda, salt. and cinnamon.

3. In a medium bowl, combine butter and sugars. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until just combined. Beat in the dry ingredients. Stir in the cherries, chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans.

4. Drop 1 heaping tablespoon of cookie dough 2 inches apart (as they will spread) on the parchment-lined baking sheets.

5. Bake cookies for 18 minutes, or until golden brown all over. Transfer to a rack to cool. Cool completely before storing and place in an air-tight container.

Here are more cookie recipes from Food Blogga you might enjoy:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cranberries, Raisins, and Pecans 
Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

Here are more oatmeal cookies I'd like to try:
Carrot Oatmeal Cookies recipe at 101 Cookbooks
Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies recipe at Dragon's Kitchen
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies recipe at Passionate About Baking
Pumpkin Oatmeal Drop Cookies recipe at Kitchen Gadget Girl Cooks
Oatmeal, Browned Butter, Pecan Praline Cookies recipe at Cookie Madness

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Le Flâneur Novice said...

Susan, we've been eating Cenk's oatmeal cookies for the last two days at home!

My friend Cenk of Cafe Fernando shared another great recipe of a kind of oatmeal cookies. I hope he'll share it on his English blog too. If he won't I'll share then, and I guess Jeff will like them too. lol It contains loads of chocolate and hazelnut paste mmmm

You can see it on

I'm so hooked on them now that I can't think or write anything else :)))


Abby said...

I'm with Jeff - if it tastes like a traditional oatmeal cookie I'm out. But these? Chocolate and other goodies? I'm totally in.

Voted for you, too! Good luck.

Johanna GGG said...

I have made similar cookies but with more flour than oats - must try this version with lots of oats - it has everything else I love in it too - you wont have to twist my arm to love these

Heather said...

wow! you really did squeeze everything into them! i love the dried cherries and chocolate chips. i might do just those two things. sounds yummy!

Maria said...

They all sound good to me. Oatmeal cookies are my absolute favorite. It is fun playing around with different mix ins. Hope you had a nice weekend!

Simona Carini said...

I understand Jeff's perspective. In my case, it was me who was not convinced by oatmeal cookies, so I would not make them. Then, one day I found a recipe that I liked and I finally got it. I certainly have an excuse: there are no oatmeal cookies in Italy. I do like your "everything" solution and I think your post is a wonderful advertisement for your product.

Skylor Powell said...

I can't believe how many amazing cookie recipes are roaming around the world of food blogs right now, and yours makes the top! YUM!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love any oatmeal cookies (healthy & less healthy)... Yours look very promising and so scrumptious!



Kalyn Denny said...

I've never been a big oatmeal cookie fan either, but they do sound good!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I love the way coconut adds another texture dimenstion to oatmeal cookies, and once you add chocolate...well the rest is history.Glad Jeff likes them too:D

Winnie said...

I love oatmeal, but in cookies on their own or with raisins...not so much. I love how you added "everything" though...these sound great!

The Teacher Cooks said...

Will have to try these. I just made a recipe to post later with walnuts, but these sound even better.

sarah said...

YUM! I love oatmeal cookies ... particularly when they have chocolate in them. These sound awesome with the addition of coconut and cherries too.

Kate said...

Mmm, oh yes. OH YES! These would be devoured in my house!

Gudrun said...

I love this cookie recipe! Reminds me of one my friend gave me many years ago, with chocolate chunks, apricots and dried cherries. An explosion of flavor in every mouthful!

Mardi Michels said...

Sigh. What I would give for one of these RIGHT NOW!!!

Kara said...

YUM I'd say these aren't just for those who don't like the usual oatmeal cookies.

Laura said... the idea of the cherries!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I love traditional oatmeal cookies, with raisins, and I can't imagine why everyone doesn't love them, too!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Ha ha - you got 'im! Yummy-sounding recipe, and it's going on my list :)

lisaiscooking said...

This everything cookie is a very good thing! I like all these add-ins, and I like the whole wheat flour in them too.

Julie said...

I just printed out the recipe and am making these TONIGHT. I think I'll sub cranberries for the cherries just because that's what I've got at home. Can't wait to try them! Lovely picture and recipe, as always.

Debbie said...

Oh I love the addition of cherries and coconut. I'm not a big fan of oatmeal cookies but these sound really good!

Half Baked said...

I do like oatmeal cookies but I think I could fall in love with this version!! yum!

Susan said...

Your dialogue with the husband is funny.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

bbb-Hazelnut paste? That sounds fabulous! Cenk's recipes are always wonderful.

abby-Thanks for the kind words and the vote!

johanna-I like the chewy texture from the oats.

heather-I tried! ;)

maria-It is fun.

simona-He'll be pleased to hear that. Thanks for the kind words too!

skylor-Who doesn't love cookies, right? :)

rosa-Thanks so much!

kalyn-These could make you a fan!

val-He certainly does!

winnie-Yeah, the "everything" part just kind of happened!

theteachercooks-I love them with just walnuts too.

sarah-Coconut makes everything better.

kate-They were devoured here too! Thanks!

gudrun-Mmmm... I'd love the apricots.

mardi-Aw. Wish I could share some.

kara-Thanks! i agree. :)

laura-I adore dried cherries in baked goods.

lydia-I know. It's hard to understand!

forkful-Yay! I made the list!

lisa-I like using whole wheat flour as much as possible.

julie-Oh, wonderful! Please let me know how you like them! Thanks.

debbie-You might become a fan now. ;)

paula-Head over heels? ;)

susan-I'm glad you liked it.

Bill Medifast said...

These really are Oatmeal Everything Cookies! The recipe looks huge but the cookies look great. Love that you have someone critiquing your cooking, I wish my wife would be more blunt... she loves everything I cook, even if it is bad.

Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see the next everything cookie :)

Bill M.

Anonymous said...

Hey Food Blogga! I made these last night and my kids loved them! Thanks for the great recipe. I'll be making them again with different dried fruits and nuts. They're really easy too.