Weekly Mix: Oatmeal Cookies

I adore oatmeal cookies. Their chewiness and heartiness appeals to me in a big way. You won’t see me turn down most any cookie, but oatmeal cookies just might be my favorite.

My love of oatmeal cookies is sometimes hindered by the presence of raisins. I’m not a fan. Not even a little bit. But, there are many ways to enjoy oatmeal cookies without the raisins. These are a few of my favorites.

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies | Bake or Break

If you like a little chocolate with your oats, try these Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies. These are a lovely combination of sweet and tart. Dried fruits are a great raisin substitute, and dried cherries are one of my favorites.

Chocolate Monster Cookies | Bake or Break

A fun way to liven up oatmeal cookies is by making Chocolate Monster Cookies. My version features chocolate, peanut butter, and cashews. Clean out the pantry and see what you can put together!

Salted Cashew Crunch Cookies | Bake or Break

In the sweet & salty category, Salted Cashew Crunch Cookies are a definite winner. The oats are ground, so there’s a tad less chewiness than standard oatmeal cookies. But, they’re still plenty chewy, not to mention a little crunchy and chewy, too. There’s no flour in these beauties, by the way.

Toffee-Almond Oatmeal Cookies | Bake or Break

These Toffee-Almond Oatmeal Cookies are one of my favorite cookies. Period. Oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, toffee, almonds…. This is the good stuff, people.

Oatmeal Jammys | Bake or Break

Oatmeal Jammys are a great example of less is more. A standard oatmeal cookie is topped off with your favorite fruit jam. Love, love, love these.

Blueberry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | Bake or Break

Earlier this week, I shared these Blueberry-White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. They’re so packed with good stuff that a friend even suggested that they could be categorized as breakfast cookies. I won’t argue with cookies for breakfast!

Oatmeal Cream Pies | Bake or Break

I could keep going, but I’ll stop after just one more. I can’t talk about oatmeal cookies without including a homemade version of a childhood favorite. Oatmeal Cream Pies are so simple and such a crowd-pleaser. You’ll make some friends with these.

For more cookie recipes, see my Recipe Index and Cookies Pinterest board.

What is your favorite variation of oatmeal cookies?

8 Comments

  1. Mr. & Mrs. P March 29, 2013 Reply

    What a great collection of Oatmeal cookies!!

  2. Oatmeal cookies are always so chewy and wonderful!

  3. Elle March 29, 2013 Reply

    So many good ideas! Like you, I am not a raisin lover, so these options are very much appreciated :-)

  4. I, like you, love oatmeal cookies but am not a fan of the raisins! Such a great round up of ideas!

  5. Kate @ Only Cake Pops March 29, 2013 Reply

    Also a big fan of oatmeal cookies! Everything about them has to be big and chunky – the oats, the chocolate chips, nuts. Yum!

  6. Joanne March 29, 2013 Reply

    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite also! They are so simple and yet SO.GOOD.

  7. Marla March 30, 2013 Reply

    Oatmeal is one of my very favorite things, but I am also not a fan at all of raisins! Isn’t it funny how oatmeal is almost always paired with raisins? Thank you so much for these lovely mouth-watering alternatives. All sound (and look!) amazing, but the one I think I will try first is the chocolate chunk and dried cherry one.

  8. I love oatmeal cookies but I don’t like cooked raisins so I do not add them. :-)

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