All Oatmeal Cookies (Base recipe)

These are oatmeal cookies for the purest. Our base recipe uses no wheat flour, just freshly milled oat flour and fresh cold rolled organic oats, supported by the rich molasses flavours of Sucanat. Plus, this recipe calls for the minimum sugar required to form up into a cookie, about half of what is typical...and they are plenty sweet for most folks. The result is the most oaty-delicious cookie you can imagine, and a great base for all kinds of variations. So delicious and versatile, we made a cookie mix out of it!

Dry mix

Wet mix

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Other ingredients

  • Optionally add up to 2 cups (total) of any of the following: dark chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, lightly grease cookie sheets
  2. Wet mix: in a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth
  3. Other ingredients: prepare and combine with wet mix in the large bowl
  4. Final batter: combine dry and wet mixes, folding gently until no dry spots remain. Do not over mix. Do NOT beat smooth.
  5. Let stand for 30 to 60 minutes so the oats can absorb the liquid.
  6. Spoon out 12 to a sheet; you can press them down if you want thinner and crisper
  7. Bake 11-14 minutes, or until nicely browned top and bottom.
  8. Remove from oven and after 5-10 minutes remove to cooling rack
  9. Store in cookie jar or freezer; not in the fridge or in an air-tight container

Makes 24 to 36 cookies

NOTE: Increasing both butter and sugar by 25%-50% will make a richer, crisper, and of course sweeter variation with more lovely caramel tones.

David Zivot

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