Classic Plain Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon, if desired. Stir just until combined.
  4. Mix in the oats and walnuts or pecans, if using.
  5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the edges are just light golden brown (the centers should look a little underdone). Take them out a little early for softer cookies and bake a little longer for crispier cookies.