Oatmeal Crisp Cookies

These oatmeal crisp cookies (like most cookies) go great with milk!

it’s the beginning of the end. which sounds moderately emo and morbid, but it’s true. this is the last time i’ll ever come drive down from norcal to socal in an obscenely late september flourish, the last time i’ll go through the week 0 motions of boothing and watching dance battles and going to free concerts in the campus park. okay, maybe not the last one, since i’m actually going to a concert i won tickets for in a random contest instead of partaking in this year’s act.

but in that spirit, i thought it appropriate to post something sweet for the last week 0 of undergrad. and it’s made even more weird because the last time i made these oatmeal crisp cookies was at the end of high school, 3+ years ago. i meant to post them on the blog, and for whatever reason, they didn’t make it. something about these cookies makes them appropriate for the end of eras, i guess.

the name sounds a little senior citizen (perhaps the oatmeal part), but since i am a lover of oats in baked goods, i basically have my aarp membership already. anyways, there’s chocolate involved! hopefully that’s enough to sway you if you’re anti-oat. and if you’re an active raisin and/or walnut hater, you can definitely leave them out and sub in more chocolate/oats/cereal, even if i’m a little sad over here. i promise that these taste so much more like oatmeal crisp cookies with the extra crisp/crunch of the walnuts, and that the chewy raisins do wonders.

1 year ago: Creamy Corn and Oyster Mushroom Zucchini Pasta, Miso Pilaf with Cucumber and Grilled Eggplant
2 years ago: Holy Shit Toast, Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
3 years ago: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles, Tofu Banh Mi Salad
4 years ago: Choco-Latte Chip Cookies, Aunty Pin’s Banana Nut Bread

Let these oatmeal crisp cookies cool all the way (yes, I know, but I believe in you!) for maximum crispness.

Oatmeal Crisp Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These oatmeal crisp cookies might feel like they include everything but the kitchen sink, but all of the mix-ins work together to make a cookie that's tasty and interesting down to the last crumb.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 56 cookies
Calories: 103 kcal
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts toasted (my family prefers walnuts)
  • 2 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I like bittersweet
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and eggs until well combined. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, then mix just until combined. Mix in everything else (dough will be very thick).
  2. Drop onto cookie sheets (I like placing 12 balls of dough using a 60 scoop, aka 1 1/2 T, onto each sheet).
  3. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden and set. They will become more crunchy as they cool.
Recipe Notes

I typically use a #60 scoop (about 1 1/2 T), which yields 56 cookies.

These oatmeal crisp cookies are filled with crisp rice cereal, chocolate chips, oats, walnuts and raisins, making for chewy cookies with a bit of crunch.

6 Replies to “Oatmeal Crisp Cookies”

  1. I love oatmeal in baked goods! Savor and enjoy your last undergrad moments. When I was in college I kept anticipating what was coming up next instead of living in the now and appreciating what I had at the time. Once you get to your 30s, everything happens so fast!

    1. enjoying the last moments have manifested itself as, who knows where i’ll be post-grad, so i should try all the food i want to! fun for sure (but expensive and unhealthy whoops).

  2. old ladies unite! oatmeal cookies are the bomb and anyone who doesn’t agree can’t sit with us!

    really though, enjoy your last year of undergrad! hopefully there will be lots of these cookies involved cause they look absolutely delicious 🙂

    1. so far no cookies, but there has been an obscene amount of ice cream and kbbq :3 thanks, stephanie!

  3. Gasp! Raisins!? lol I love the chew of oatmeal cookies, so I’ll believe you that the raisins give some more chew as well since I love the cheeeew! 😀

    1. raisins definitely up the chew factor :3

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