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Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma' Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, a real German treat.

Here's my best oatmeal cookie recipe (aka Haferflockenplätzchen) by far.

I've tried lots of different ones. Even though some of the oatmeal recipes seem very similar, the final results are vastly different. On top of that, simple cookie recipes aren't always that simple.

This, however, is an old-fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe that IS easy to make and it tastes so similar to the ones my Mutti used to make. 

With the added apricots, they aren't just typical - they're extra-ordinary!

For me, I love the chewiness that the apricots give. AND the extra flavor. Instead of apricots you can add chocolate chips and/or raisins as well.

If you'd like, you can omit the almonds, or add more, or add other nuts as well. These easy-to-make cookies always get rave reviews when added to our Christmas cookie platters.

In fact, among my holiday baking recipes, these Haferflockenkekse are a must.


Oma Says:

For variety, I'll put some white almond icing (see hints below the recipe) over half of the cookies.

Makes for an easy mix of cookies for the platters. That, together with all the different variations of chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, etc., makes this recipe one of my keepers!

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Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe with Apricots

Here's one of my best oatmeal cookie recipes, aka Haferflockenplätzchen, by far. This is an old-fashioned German oatmeal cookie recipe that is easy to make and it tastes so similar to the ones my Mutti used to make.

With the added apricots, they aren't just typical - they're extra-ordinary!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Bake Time

10 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups rolled oats, regular or quick-cooking
  • 1 cup dried apricots, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup chopped almonds

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Beat butter in large mixer bowl till softened.
  3. Add brown sugar and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg and almond extract. Beat well.
  5. Mix flour and baking soda together and add to mixer bowl. Beat till well mixed.
  6. Stir in oats, apricots, and almonds.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto un-greased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or till done. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool on cookie racks.

Notes/Hints:

  • Use scissors to cut the apricots.
  • Drizzle with chocolate icing. Either heat chocolate chips in microwave. Drizzle from spoon over cookies.
  • Drizzle with almond icing. Into 2 cups of powdered sugar, stir in 1 tsp almond extract and up to about 1 - 2 tbsp water to drizzling consistency. Drizzle from spoon over cookies.

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Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Oma's Best Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
This is the best oatmeal cookie recipe by far. Dried apricots are added to make these extra chewy and delicious. Perfect for your Christmas baking and all year long!.

Cook time: 30 minutes total time
Yield: 4 dozen
Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup butter, 1 egg, 2.5 cups oats,

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