Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies. They often make me feel less guilty eating them compared to other types of cookies as oats is a healthy food. The recipe I have on this page is a basic oats cookie recipe, one that is rather plain with just oats and chopped almonds instead of other variants of the cookies that often have loads of other extra ingredients like dried fruits, nuts and chocolate chips.

Not that I don't like all these extras (in fact I love them all!), but sometimes its nice to eat plain oatmeal cookies and this cookies are perfect for such times.



The ingredients for this cookies are pretty basic. I have added chopped roasted almonds into the batter for the extra crunch in the soft chewy texture of the cookies. To roast the almonds, I chopped them into small chunks and then pan roasted them over very low heat until they are slightly browned and crunchy.

The best part about this recipe is that it can be adjusted to make chewy cookies and all the same, crunchy cookies. The recipe below is for the soft and chewy version but if you are not a fan of soft cookies and prefer crunchy ones instead, you can have crunchy oatmeal cookies with this recipe by reducing the size of the cookies when baking and increasing the baking time.

Whichever variant you choose, you are definitely going to be hooked on to this super easy oatmeal cookies recipe. Try it and let me know how you find it!


Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

90g plain flour

75g oats

150g brown sugar

50g chopped almond (roasted)

100g butter

1 egg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla essence


Method:

  • Pre heat oven to 175 degrees Celcius.
  • Prepare 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper. 
  • Sieve flour and keep it aside.
  • Lightly roast the chopped almonds and let them cool completely. Leave aside.
  • In a clean bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg and continue beating until it is well incorporated.
  • Next, add salt and vanilla essence and beat for about 15 seconds, followed by the rest of the ingredients - the flour, oats and the chopped almonds. 
  • Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  • To bake the cookies, take about 1 tbsp of dough and shape into round balls. Place the balls onto a lined baking tray. Repeat the process bearing in mind not to place the cookies to close to another as they will spread during baking.
  • Press the top of each cookie lightly with a fork to flatten them slightly. 
  • Bake the cookies for about 9 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. Remove from the tray and cool them on wire rack. These cookies can be eaten warm or can be stored for or up to one week in an airtight container and enjoyed as and when you feel like it!

Note:

  • For crunchy cookies, reduce the cookies size from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon. Form them into balls and flatten the cookie dough with a fork as usual and reduce the baking time to about 7 minutes.


Here is a short video I made for this cookies:


Hope you like this recipe. Please leave your thoughts on this recipe below. 


Happy baking :) 















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