The Best Oatmeal (whatever) Cookies

I made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies yesterday using my favorite fool-proof recipe! Several friends have asked for it, so here it is!! I call it the (whatever) cookies, because I often substitute raisins, or nuts, or craisins or blueberries or anything else, and they are still always delicious!


1 C (2 sticks) margarine or butter – I always use butter that is softened but still slightly chilled

1 C brown sugar

1/2 C regular sugar

2 eggs (or 3 egg whites)

1 t vanilla

1 1/2 C flour

1 t baking soda

1 t cinnamon (this is optional when using chocolate chips. I like to keep it in there – makes a unique taste that I enjoy, but they are also delightful without it)

1/2 t salt (optional)

3 C Quaker Oats

1 C raisins/craisins/blueberries/1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, set aside

3. Beat butter and sugars until creamy

4. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well

5. Add combined flour mixture slowly until fully combined

6. Stir in oats and raisins or whatever you are adding

7. Drop by rounded Tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets

8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown

9. Cool 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet, remove to wire rack

10. Enjoy! 🙂 This recipe makes about 4 dozen, depending on how big you make the cookies!

(You can also make these great bar cookies by pouring batter into 9×13 pan and baking 30ish minutes)

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