This never-ending winter has given me so many days in the kitchen scouring over recipes and perfecting flavors. Believe me when I say my freezer is stuffed full or trial runs! As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been having a great time leafing through old family recipes and seeing certain ingredients crossed out and others having “very good” written by them. This is one of those recipes. A very good all-in-one oatmeal cookie. I must admit, I agree this is a delicious and almost candy-like cookie, chocked full of so many good things. It’s definitely an indulgence worth making!
Watch how to make these oatmeal cookies:
All-In-One Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups quick oats
- ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup chopped dates
- ½ cup raisins
- 2 tbsp orange rind
- 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Using an electric or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla extract. Then add flour, salt, and baking soda and beat slowly to incorporate. Blend in oats, walnuts, dates, raisins, orange rind, and finally chocolate chips. Your mixer may not be able to handle mixing in chocolate chips. If it is pulling down, you may need to fold them in by hand.
- After everything is completely mixed, start scooping cookies onto baking sheets. Cookie scoops (also called iced cream scoops) make the cookies uniform and you can pick your size. I like a larger (3-ounce) scoop for hearty cookies like these.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven just before the middle of the cookie is done. They will finish baking once removed.
- Let cool on the baking pan for five minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
I just love watching your videos and trying your recipes!! You are so much fun to watch! Baking brings me such happiness:) I just tried the ultimate chocolate chip cookie and the sea salt caramels. They were delicious and super easy!! My family and neighbors loved them too! Thanks, you’re so great!!!
What a great cookie! The orange zest and dates make this a winner in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!
I love your recipes! I just tried this cookie recipe and while it tastes great, my cookies spread out much more than yours did in the video. Do you have any advice about how to make them not spread so much? I didn’t add dates or chocolate chips to mine. Instead, I doubled the amount of walnuts and raisins. I don’t think that should have had a great affect on the bake though.
Thanks so much for all the content you put out! It is inspirational and so enjoyable. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!
Hello. I baked these but did not add the dates nor the chocolate chips only because I did not have any on hand. I opted for dried cranberries because I love them over raisins. They were very good. This will definitely be my go-to oatmeal cookie recipe. Promise will shop for missing ingredients 🧐