This is seriously the Best Big Thick Oatmeal Cookie Recipe. If you love oatmeal and granola bars, then you’re in luck. The photos don’t show how thick and chunky these cookies are in person.
I have never had an oatmeal cookie like this one, and I’m pretty sure you haven’t either. So, the recipe calls for three pounds of old fashioned rolled oats, but don’t panic. I must admit it does call for a lot of oats. And you’ll want to hand mix it in a big stockpot, but these cookies are worth the effort. Once you mix the dough by hand, the oats don’t seem like they weigh three pounds!
Since this big thick oatmeal cookie recipe makes a big chunky cookie, it is a hearty treat! I think that this cookie could be tweaked a bit to make a yummy granola bar. I have one in mind, so I’m confident I’ll write another blog post!
But, please don’t be discouraged by the amount of ingredients. My daughter recently made a big batch, and we finished them off in a week. We love to nibble on these monster size cookies.
But before we get to big thick oatmeal cookie recipe, I thought I might answer a few questions you may have about oatmeal cookies.
Can I substitute old fashioned oats for quick oats in cookies?
The quick oats are ground-up finer, and so it will be less crunchy. I like the old fashioned rolled oats and their crispy texture. I feel that if I used quick oats instead, this cookie would be more refined and less chunky as well.
What can I add to an oatmeal cookie mix?
We have added coconut, cranberries, raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips. I think our favorite things to add are chocolate chips and coconut. Here are a few suggestions.
- Dried cranberries
- Chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- Chopped Walnuts
Should oatmeal cookie dough be chilled?
For this big thick oatmeal cookie recipe, you don’t have to chill them. When a recipe calls to chill the dough, the butter is less likely to spread when baking. Even though the dough contains butter, the cookie doesn’t spread and it maintains it’s chunky wonderful shape.
Are oatmeal cookies healthy?
This cookie does contain butter and brown sugar, but it does contain three pounds of rolled oats. Quaker Oats lists and shares the many health benefits of oats.
The Best Chunky Oatmeal Cookies
- 2⅔ cup butter room temperature
- 3½ cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1½ tsp salt
- 4 cups flour
- 3 pounds old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup raw sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream butter, sugar in a mixing bowl; add eggs, honey, vanilla, and salt.
- At this point, I transfer the dough to a big stockpot.
- Work in flour and oats with your hands.
- Add nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate chips if desired.
- Shape into large balls, like 1-2 inches.
- Press into a flat shape about ¾ inches high. We flatten them with the bottom of a glass that is dipped in raw sugar.
- Bake 15 minutes until done.
- Cool on wire racks.
This big thick oatmeal cookie recipe makes such a hearty cookie. If you eat one, you’ll seriously feel like you had a meal.
I love this big thick oatmeal cookie recipe and I guess I just love cookies in general. You can find a few here:
Every day this week, I’m seriously craving a big thick oatmeal cookie! I think we may make another batch and freeze a few for later.
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