Whether they're a morning pick-me-up, a smile tucked away in a lunchbox, or a treat savored at night with a cool glass of milk, oatmeal cookies feel just right for fall. Here's a collection of a few of our favorites, some bold and spicy, others rich and buttery, some with chocolate or dried fruit and others with creamy fillings. We hope they'll inspire you to get baking!
Chai Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Spiked with cardamom, cloves, ginger, and a pinch of black pepper.
Erin's Salty Oat Cookies: Oatmeal maven Erin Zimmer (editor of Serious Eats, national) has gotten the whole SE team addicted to these lightly salty, chewy cookies. We've been known to eat them for breakfast. Hey, there's oatmeal in there, after all.
Blueberry Oatmeal Grape-Nuts Cookies: Toasting the oats enhances their flavor, and blueberries add a burst of sweetness.
Double-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies: Tons of chocolate and a handful of chopped cranberries make these oatmeal cookies stand out from the crowd.
Karen DeMasco's Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies: From the pastry chef of New York's Locanda Verde, a crisp-edged sandwich cookie that's chewy in the middle.
Maggie's Secret-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies: An old family recipe from the co-editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. They're spicy, chewy, and addictive.
Guinness Oatmeal Cookies: These chewy, crisp-edged cookies are made with a little bit of beer! Serve with stout and chocolate mousse for the full effect.
Salted Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: Buttery and filled with oats, these monster cookies are enhanced with chocolate chips and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.
Gluten Free White Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies: Tired of raisins? Dried blueberries make these chewy cookies a bit different.
Homemade Do-Si-Dos Girl Scout Cookies: Cakespy's take on these peanut butter cookie sandwiches are sweet, nutty, chewy, and fun to make.