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The Best Oatmeal Cookies

If you love Oatmeal Cookies, you have to save the Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipes. Chewy and soft, these cookies have the most amazing flavor. These cookies are the best oatmeal cookies you will ever make. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal raisin cookies
Servings: 26
Author: Jill


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and the brown sugar.
  • Add the water and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt and stir until combined.
  • Scoop by tablespoons onto the prepared tray. Use a fork to press the cookies down.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the cookies are light brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.