The Case of the Disappearing Oatmeal Cookie

A few weeks ago I made a batch of oatmeal cookies. I was hoping I could put together a couple of really cute photos, but they disappeared. And this time it wasn’t Jedi (although he loves baked goods to a fault) it was Steve. He ate all of them!!!!

steve gremlin

You eat all the cookies before I can post about them….. I get to post a substitute photo!


1 cup unsalted butter at room temp.
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose whole wheat flour
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats

1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or electric stand mixer beat together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and eggs (one at a time) making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you go.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. In batches add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and then gently stir in the oats until combined.
  5. Scoop cookies onto a Silpat or lightly greased baking sheet a couple of inches apart. And cook for about 12-13 minutes.

Note: these cookies are more crispy than chewy or cakey.