Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Here's a simple Oatmeal Cookie recipe ("Haferflockenplätzschen")from German Cookie Recipes that's quick to make and can easily be altered to your tastes. It really is one of the BEST Oatmeal Cookie recipe around!

As well, it's one of those easy recipes for kids to make. You just melt the butter and let them add and mix everything else. There's no mixer involved. Just get out your big bowl and big wooden spoon and let them go to it!

Try adding chocolate chips, or raisins, or nuts, or M&M's. This easy oatmeal cookie recipe is such a versatile recipe and is great to have when you need some easy dessert ideas.

Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups butter, melted
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp flavoring (vanilla or almond, etc)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, etc.

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Put oats into large mixing bowl. Add melted butter and stir.
  • Add sugar and mix.
  • Mix baking powder and flour together and blend into oat mixture.
  • Mix flavoring and eggs together and blend into oat mixture.
  • Add chips and/or nuts/raisins and mix.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake about 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Makes about 70 cookies :-)

Hints:

  • Use either all-purpose or whole wheat flour

This used to be the recipe my Mutti would ask me to make on Saturdays, especially in the winter. The kitchen would smell so nice and the warmth from the oven made the house so cozy. The reward? Delicious cookies for our afternoon "tea".

I loved changing what I added to the basic mix. Often it was just chocolate chips, but raisins were often on my list as well. It wasn't often, but sometimes I'd add some freshly shelled pecans. We'd bring those nuts with us when we visited the southern States.

So why not let your kids decide what to add. They can even separate the dough into a several batches and add different things to each batch. Even some cocoa would be interesting. Change the flavoring from vanilla to almond to rum and again - a different cookie.


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