Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
10 minutes


1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, softened
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp (175 ml + 30 ml) whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
1/2 tsp (2 ml) cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 ml) nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
1 1/2 cup (375 ml) large flaked oats
2/3 cup (150 ml) chocolate chips or raisins
1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped pecans (or nut of choice)


  1. Cream the butter and sugars together until well blended. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Fold into creamed mixture until just mixed. Do not over mix.
  3. Add rolled oats, chocolate chips (or raisins), and nuts.
  4. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls. Chill for one hour. The dough needs to be cold when it goes into the oven.
  5. Preheat oven to 375F (180C). Place balls onto a pachment lines aluminum cookie sheet, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
  6. Bake for about 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake or your cookies will lose their chewy texture. They will look under baked, but don't worry!
  7. Remove from pan and cool on cookie rack. Enjoy!