Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies are the answer to those times you want to indulge yourself while still feeling good. Made with wholesome cut oats, each cookie has a satisfyingly crunchy texture that’s perfectly offset by the chewy oat mixture.
Oatmeal cookies are a cozy treat that always manages to put a smile on your face.
And because there’s so much interest in living a healthy lifestyle, it feels great to find a recipe that’s not only wholesome but tastes great.
A timeless and delicious Irish Biscuit, these hearty oat cookies are full of creamy butter, rolled oats, and rich brown sugar for a sophisticated dessert flavor.
You'll love the hearty oat flavor and simple brown sugar sweetness of these crisp and buttery Irish oatmeal cookies served with a cup of tea or coffee.
Our recipe has stood the test of time so you know it’s good!
Enjoy the rich and tender flavor of our Irish Oatmeal cookies.
Why You’ll Love These Oatmeal Cookies
- The ingredients are simple to come by.
- Your children's faces will light up when they see this simple and quick cookie recipe.
- Ideal for a family bonding activity that is both creative and fun.
- Easy to make as a homemade gift for family and friends.
A real treat for your lunch box, morning break, or afternoon snack! Treat your taste buds!
Our Hearty & Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect blend of nutrition and indulgence.
Their naturally hearty flavor and chewy yet crunchy texture will keep you coming back for more.
A word of caution: these cookies will disappear quickly! The secret to success lies in the hearty combination of oatmeal, butter, and brown sugar adding a warm touch to this ever-popular family favorite.
The full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below.
Equipment Needed to Make Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients For Your Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies
- Irish Oats
- Irish Butter Or Regular Butter
- Brown Sugar
- Egg Yolk
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
How To Make A Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies
Step 1: Boil Oats
Begin by boiling oats and water in a saucepan. Once boiling, set heat to low and allow to cook for about 15 minutes.
If it is getting too dry, add water one tablespoon at a time. You do not want it too liquid, this is just to cook the oats/soften them.
Step 2: Mix It All
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
Once creamed, add the egg yolk and mix some more.
Add cooked oats and combine. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add to wet ingredients and combine until a dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Step 3: Assemble and Bake
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Once the dough is done chilling, remove it from the freezer and roll into spheres, about 1 ¼ inch in diameter.
Place on a lined baking sheet, leaving about 1 ½ inch between each one. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
Serve and enjoy!
This recipe yields about 12 to 15 cookies.
What to Serve/Pair with Your Oatmeal Cookies
Hot or Cold Milk
One of the most iconic food combinations of all time is the classic cookie and milk combo. It can either be hot or cold as long as the cookie will be dunked into it.
Tea or Coffee
If not a fan of milk, you can either pair the cookie with a cup of tea or coffee.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
While making the cookie dough, you can opt to add chocolate chips to the mixture.
Also, for added texture, you may be considering adding or topping some of the following:
- Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Wafers
- Dried Fruits
- Mixed Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Toffee Bars
How To Store Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies
Best Way To Store Oatmeal Cookies Leftover
Before storing cookies, make sure they are cool. Keep them at room temperature, and store them in an airtight container, such as a resealable freezer bag, to keep them fresh and soft.
And here's a clever tip: stuff a piece of bread into the bag.
This bread method may appear to work because the cookies tend to absorb moisture from the bread to keep it soft and fresh the entire time.
How Long Will Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies Last In the Fridge?
Cookies can be kept at room temperature for two to three weeks or in the refrigerator for two months.
When cookies are frozen, they keep their quality for eight to twelve months.
Can I Freeze Oatmeal Cookies
Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 or 4 weeks after baking. Allow cookies to cool completely after baking.
Freeze them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then put them in a freezer-safe zip-top storage bag with the name and date written on it, for reference purposes.
Oatmeal Cookies FAQs
Can you prepare them in advance?
Yes. These are a fantastic treat to make ahead of time. They keep nicely, so you can prepare a large batch and snack on them for weeks.
Can I add more flour to the cookie dough?
Yes. Adding more flour to your thin cookie dough is the greatest approach to give it more solidity. The flour will aid in the reduction of moisture in the dough, resulting in a wonderfully textured batter.
Can I add different flavorings in the cookie dough?
Yes. If you are making your own sugar cookie dough, instead of vanilla, try almond, peppermint, or citrus extracts for a unique flavor. For flecks of beautiful color and a nice pop of flavor, finely grated fresh citrus zest can be added.
Is cookies a dessert?
Yes. Desserts include biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts, and fruit salads, among others.
Can I add other ingredients as toppings?
Yes. The oatmeal cookies recipe can be leveled up with a twist by adding other ingredients like raisins or some nuts to it.
Other Cookies Recipes You’ll Love
Oatmeal cookies are a comforting treat that never fails to bring a smile to your face.
And, with so much interest in leading a healthy lifestyle, it's wonderful to find a recipe that's not only nutritious but also delicious.
Irish Oatmeal Cookies are a hearty and healthy option for when you want to indulge while still feeling wonderful.
Each cookie has a satisfyingly crispy texture that is perfectly countered by the soft oat mixture, which is made with nutritious cut oats.
Aside from Hearty and Healthy Irish Oatmeal Cookies, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:
Irish Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Irish Oatmeal Cookies
- ½ cup Irish oats alternatively, you may use steel-cut oats
- ½ cup water
- 1 stick Irish butter or regular butter, softened
- 6 tbsp brown sugar
- Egg yolk of one large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- Begin by boiling oats and water in a saucepan. Once boiling, set heat to low and allow to cook for about 15 minutes. If it is getting too dry, add water one tablespoon at a time. You do not want it too liquid, this is just to cook the oats/soften them.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
- Once creamed, add egg yolk and mix some more. Add cooked oats and combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients and combine until a dough forms.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in freezer for about 15 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Once the dough is done chilling, remove from freezer and roll into spheres, about 1 ¼ inch in diameter. Place on lined baking sheet, leaving about 1 ½ inches between each one.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
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