Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had been wiped clean by summer. ―
Summer flew by, as it always does, stealthily and quickly. With the start of the school year comes the task of making school lunches. To ease the task, I (or my children, as this recipe is easy enough for pre-teens and teens to make) make sure that the cookie tin is always filled with healthy-ish treats. Probably not what a food blogger should say, but I already know that by the end of this school year, just as in previous years, my children will become completely fed up with these basic oatmeal cookies. But a summer break can work wonders and for now they are “the best thing ever!”
They’re chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and made with a lot less sugar than what the original recipe calls for. We switch things up throughout the school year by using different add-ins; raisins, dried currants, dried cranberries, chocolate chips are work well. Recently, I learned of dried wild blueberries* and they quickly made it into this recipe with much welcome.
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Oatmeal Cookies (adapted from here)
(yields about 50 cookies using a 1 1/2 inch cookie dough scoop)
- 300 g unsalted butter, room temperature
- 200 g raw sugar*
- 50 g molasses
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 280 g white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 90 g desiccated coconut, fine
- 200 g rolled oats
- 150 g dried blueberries, dried currants, raisins or chocolate chip cookies (or other dried fruit of your choice)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Beat together butter, sugar and molasses.
- Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
- Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon add to butter mixture, blend until well combined.
- Stir in coconut, rolled oats and whichever add-in you are using.
- Using two spoons or a cookie dough scoop, place balls of dough on cookie sheet about an inch apart, flatten slightly by pressing down with two fingers.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!
*The original recipe calls for nearly 600 g of sugar!
29 thoughts on “oatmeal cookies”
Beautiful! The recipe & the photography!
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Thank you so much, so appreciated. xx
Love these cookies!! Like the addition of berries and coconut…
Thank you so much and so sorry for such a late response.
We do enjoy oatmeal biscuits often at home. Wonderful recipe 🙂
I know Marina… we make your oatmeal cookie recipe often as well.
These are beautiful. Well, your photos are beautiful. I love the idea of oatmeal cookies with dried blueberries. So smart.
Thank you so much for stopping by… and so sorry for such a late response.
Beautiful blog and post. Looks very delicious.
You are so sweet. Thank you.
So timely to see this recipe Annika – as I have an oat cookie recipe in my drafts ready to post any day. I like the fact that you use coconut too – it almost makes them like a very classic Australian biscuit – called Anzac biscuits…..
Looking forward to seeing your recipe Laura. I’ve heard of Anzac biscuits but have never made them… if you have a recipe link, I would love to try them out.
dried blueberries!! now there’s a thing I need to look up at the supermarket, my son would go crazy with it. the cookies had me salivating, so I’m sure they must be gooooood!!
They are worth a try but if you can’t find them just try another add-in. They’re the perfect lunch box treats.
Lovely cookies, it’s always great to have nutritious cookies for the kids to nibble on.
Haha… and moms too! Thank you Myra.
Lovely cookies ! Like the addition of desiccated coconut & dried berries in here.
Thank you so much, hope you get to try them out soon.
That quote that you began the post with was beautiful as is the sight of those oatmeal cookies. I have got to make a batch of these lovelies soon! Cheers. xx
I think so as well, I’ve been meaning to read the book since I came across this quote but haven’t had a chance yet. Thank you dear.
It is from a book? I shall look it up too then. Cheers! xx
Oatmeal cookies are indeed so perfect for the season. I’ve just made two batches of different ones. I usually use other dried fruits, but love the idea of using dried blueberries. Need to get some soon! 🙂
Yes, I need to do that as well as my children don’t always agree on which add-ins we should use. Hope you like dried blueberries.
I love Oatmeal Cookies and your recipe is fantastic!! I love your photos 🙂
Thank you sweetie. Your vacation ordeal is still in my mind, I can’t get over it.
🙂 Neither can I
Dried blueberries sound wonderful! I love how tiny and sweet and beautiful they are. This recipe sounds delicious and should be straightforward to adapt to gluten free. I also love the Stegner quote you began the post with. It’s so true. Autumn is always a time of new beginnings 🧡🍁🧡
Thank you Kristin, your words are always a pleasure to read.