Monday, May 20, 2024

Oatmeal Cookies Three Ways

I made my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe.  

I'm sipping Harney and Sons Victorian London Fog tea, which is a favorite.  The homegrown hydrangeas from my youngest son and daughter-in-law are a week old and still look so pretty.  My pretty teacup embroidered cloth was a gift from my dear friend, Joy, from several years ago.  

I decided to add three different add-ins to my favorite cookie.  Which would you choose...the butterscotch chip, chocolate chip or raisin?

This adorable Grace's Teaware teapot from Mary at Home Is Where The Boat Is looks pretty with the hydrangeas on the table.

My Royal Albert Spring Meadow teacup  blends so well with the teapot.  

I had to buy new water resistant cushions for my set, and found them from Wal Mart.  Over the winter, I had covered up my other cushions with a waterproof tarp, but some critters still got into them and ripped apart the cushions to get into the stuffing.  I have a new plan for this coming winter and I hope I win the battle!!

Yield: About 30 large cookies
Author: Kitty
Oatmeal Cookies Three Ways

Oatmeal Cookies Three Ways

This is fun to do for whatever flavor of cookie that you're in the mood for.


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups oatmeal (I use Old Fashioned)
  • Choose each about 2/3 cup butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and raisins (or other dried fruit)


  1. Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed for about 30 seconds, until fluffy.
  2. Turn down the mixer to low speed and add the eggs and vanilla and almond extracts. Beat for about 30 seconds longer, until well combined.
  3. In an another bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the mixer, while beating on low speed for about 15 seconds, stopping to scrape down the sides of the mixer with a spatula.
  4. Add the oatmeal and then divide the mixture into three separate bowls; to one, add the butterscotch chips, the other, the chocolate chips, and the third, add the dried fruit of choice.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, drop the cookie dough onto the parchment paper about 3" apart. Gently press down the cookies to spread. At this point, refrigerate the dough, or I like to freeze the balls of cookie dough and then transfer them to food safe storage bags.
  6. When ready to bake, bake the cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Frozen cookies may take a little longer.
  7. Enjoy these wonderful, comforting cookies!!

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. I like my oatmeal cookie with butterscotch chips or chocolate chips in a pinch (or even white chocolate chips with craisins) but never ever raisins. I am not a fan of raisins in anything but granola.

  2. I love oatmeal raisin cookies as my choice. Your tabletop elements are lovely, Kitty. Do you use Mary's method to keep hydrangeas looking so good for so long? Love the new cushions and your patio area!

  3. Your new cushions are very pretty Kitty, good luck with the critters! Oh and, raisin for me please:@)

  4. I would choose the chocolate chips!

    Your floral teapot and teacups are the perfect match.

    The new cushions look great. I can relate to the critter issues. Last winter, I had a squirrel who chewed up my air conditioner cover.

  5. I would have to choose oatmeal raisin, that I have loved since childhood! This is a beautiful tea table with the hydrangeas, the lovely teapot from Mary, the pretty RA teacup, and the stunning embroidered cloth. You have wonderful friends. The new cushions look great. Happy Monday, Kitty!

  6. Kitty, these are making me hungry. I'm one who likes raisins or cranberries in my oatmeal cookies. Beautiful table with that gorgeous linen and teapot.

  7. Chocolate chip with my oatmeal cookies Kitty. :) I'm so happy you're enjoy your teapot! It's so pretty with your Royal Albert Spring Meadow teacup and pretty embroidered tablecloth. Your hydrangeas look so fresh for a week old. Ours are just starting to bloom. Your new cushions look great, I hope they stay that way! We are always battling the squirrels or bunnies. Squirrels are the bane of our existence...they've eaten the wiring on our boat, chewed our steps and eaten part of an all weather wicker chair. Happy Monday ♥

  8. I think I'd love both the butterscotch and chocolate chips together, and maybe some nuts too :) What a pretty set of cushions and your setting is so pretty and serene. I hope you win the battle! LOL.

  9. I'd choose chocolate chips for my oatmeal cookies. Your tea cloth is beautiful, Kitty. What a lovely gift from a friend.
    How pretty the new cushions are. We're hoping to set up our outdoor area this week, but today it's rainy and cold, so we'll wait a bit.

  10. Yum...I've been on a new diet and I am eating a lot of oat flour and oatmeal. This looks like a great recipe to add to my rotation. I also had to get new cushions for our sofa set and man, it was really hard to find economical ones that fit. I'm glad you were able to find ones that work well for you, very pretty!!

  11. Your outside sitting area is so pretty and the new cushions look great. We're waiting another week to set up our backyard furniture due to the pollen. I love oatmeal cookies!

  12. Always a pleasure stopping by... Adorable tablescape and yummy recipe... With chocolate for me, please! Hugs and blessings.

  13. I love the set up on your table. The new cushions look nice and perfect for the summer. I love oatmeal cookies and thanks for the recipe. I hope you enjoy the long weekend Kitty.

  14. My husband always bought 3 oatmeal raisin cookies at Walmart when he was there. I realized how much sugar and other additives were in them, so I began making them at home for him. I cut the sugar back to only one half cup of brown sugar, only 1/3 the amount in the recipe. I also add about a cup of raisins, which sweetens the cookies. I double the recipe, then freeze them, so he can take out 3-4 a day. He shared some recently with our 10 year old grandson. When he offered some later, the answer was "no thank you." I realize he's used to his sister making cookies by recipes, and I'm sure there's much more sugar in them. (Sorry, I haven't done anything with this blog in forever.)

  15. You always have the prettiest tea tables, Kitty. I just love the tablecloth and your teapot and cup are perfect with the hydrangeas. I love oatmeal raisin cookies the best. Your new cushions are a very pretty color. I have to store my cushions inside all winter. Even in the summer I have to put some of them away when not using them. I caught this tiny squirrel trying to steal the threads from the fringe of the pillows one day! Hope you have a lovely weekend. x K

  16. Love oatmeal cookies, especially with choc chips. I also love them with walnuts, raisins and molasses. Your teapot is so lovely, a wonderful gift from Mary. Your new cushions are wonderful. It’s nice to have a comfortable place while taking in Mother Nature.

  17. Your patio is so welcoming and pretty! I love oatmeal raisin cookies and like to add walnuts to them. I need to figure out a good way to make them sugar-free. 😊

  18. I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Thanks for posting the recipe! I love how you style your little patio table. The teacup tablecloth is a treasure. :D


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