Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

An easy Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies recipe with three flavour options to choose from – peanut butter chocolate chip, carrot cake or white chocolate raspberry. Which will you choose?

Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies

3 delicious flavours to choose from

One staple soft and chewy oatmeal cookie recipe that you can flavour 3 different ways! Choose from:

  • Peanut butter chocolate chip. Flavoured with peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) and milk chocolate chips.
  • Carrot cake. Flavoured with cinnamon spice, chopped walnuts and grated carrot.
  • White chocolate raspberry. Flavoured with freeze-dried raspberries and white chocolate chips.

Can’t decide because they all sound equally delicious? 😅 This recipe makes 12 cookies in total, so you can also divide up the flavour ingredients and make all 3 flavours.

Oatmeal Cookies

How to make these Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Go from mixing bowl to first bite of in less than an hour with this simple recipe!

  1. Beat butter and two sugars together. This recipe uses a mix of white caster sugar and light brown sugar to improve the texture and flavour.
  2. Mix in the egg and vanilla. 1 large egg and 1 tsp vanilla is enough to add richness and flavour to the cookie dough.
  3. Add the oats and flour. Use old-fashioned jumbo rolled oats for the best cookie texture. Instant oats just won’t cut it!
  4. Fold in the mix-ins. Depending on the flavour you choose, throw in the mix-ins and fold them into the cookie dough.
  5. Roll the cookie dough into balls. Use 2 heaped tbsps of cookie dough per cookie and roll into balls.
  6. Bake for 12-14 mins. Look for golden edges but a soft under-baked middle. Taking them out whilst slightly underbaked is the secret to soft and chewy oatmeal cookies.
  7. Leave to cool for 15 mins. This is super important! Resist the temptation to move (or eat 🙊) the cookies before they’ve had time to cool otherwise, they will fall apart.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies


Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

An easy Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies recipe with three flavour options to choose from – peanut butter & choc chip, carrot cake or white chocolate raspberry.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Oatmeal cookie dough

  • 160 g Unsalted butter soft at room temperature
  • 100 g White granulated sugar
  • 150 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Large Egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 100 g Old-fashioned jumbo rolled oats
  • 150 g Self-raising flour

For peanut butter chocolate chip cookies add:

  • 150 g Peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 100 g Milk chocolate chips

For carrot cake cookies add:

  • 1 medium Carrot grated
  • 100 g Walnuts chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon

For white chocolate raspberry add:

  • 100 g White chocolate chips
  • 75 g Freeze-dried raspberries

Instructions
 

Start by making the oatmeal cookie dough

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
  • Line two large flat baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • Beat the butter and two sugars together for at least 5 minutes either by hand or using an electric mixer.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Now add the flour and rolled oats, and fold together until combined.

Add the mix-ins

  • For peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies: Add the peanut butter and chocolate chips, and mix together until combined.
    OR
  • For carrot cake oatmeal Cookies: Add the grated carrot, chopped walnuts and cinnamon, and mix together until combined.
    OR
  • For white chocolate raspberry oatmeal cookies: Add the white chocolate chips and freeze-dried raspberries, and mix together until combined.

Roll the cookies

  • Take two heaped tablespoons of cookie dough and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place on the baking tray.
  • Repeat this step until all the cookie dough has been used up. Leave about 5cm between each cookie so they have enough room to spread out. I normally fit 4 cookie balls on each baking tray and bake them in batches.

Time to bake! 

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown around the edges but the middle is still soft.
  • Whilst the cookies are still warm, use a large round cookie cutter to gently scoot them into a perfectly round shape.
  • Leave to cool and firm up on the baking tray for at least 15 minutes.

Notes

Store your Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 4 days.
Keyword Cookies, Oatmeal

Cadbury Heroes Cookies

Soft and chewy Cadbury Heroes Cookies made using a selection box of chocolate bar favourites, there’s a surprise in every bite with this cookie recipe!

Cadbury Heroes Cookies

Reasons to love these Cadbury Heroes Cookies

  • Easy one-bowl recipe. There’s nothing complicated about this recipe, the only challenging part is waiting patiently for the cookie dough to chill, and I’m afraid this is step that cannot be skipped (more on this later).
  • Soft-baked texture. Soft in the middle with a slight crunch on the outside, just how a cookie texture should be.
  • Chocolate explosion! Chunks of Double Decker, Fudge, Creme Egg, Dairy Milk, Eclairs, Twirl, Wispa, Crunchie and Dairy Milk Caramel are dotted throughout the cookies. There’s a surprise in every bite with these Cadbury Heroes Cookies.
Cadbury Heroes chocolate bars

Recipe overview

Baking these Cadbury Heroes Cookies couldn’t be easier! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Make the cookie dough. My recipe uses melted butter, two types of sugar and an extra egg yolk for added richness and chewiness.
  2. Add the Cadbury Heroes. Chop up the chocolate bars and fold them into the dough.
  3. Chill the cookie dough. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and put in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Not only will this develop the flavours but it will also massively improve the cookie texture. The colder and firmer the cookie dough the less the cookies will spread out in the oven.
  4. Roll the dough into balls. Scoop a heaped tablespoon of cookie dough and use the palm of your hands to roll it into a ball. Place on a flat baking tray (do not flatten) and repeat using the rest of the cookie dough.
  5. Bake. 10-12 mins at 180°C is all these Cadbury Heroes cookies need. The edge should be golden but the middle of the cookie is soft and under-baked.
Cadbury Heroes Cookie dough
Cadbury Heroes Cookies

Cadbury Heroes Cookies

Soft and chewy Cadbury Heroes Cookies made using a selection box of chocolate bar favourites, there's a surprise in every bite with this cookie recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 160 g Unsalted butter
  • 100 g White caster sugar
  • 150 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 medium Whole egg At room temperature
  • 1 medium Egg yolk At room temperature
  • 250 g Self-raising flour
  • 200 g Cadbury Heroes Chopped into chunks

Instructions
 

Make the cookie dough

  • Place the unsalted butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-40 seconds until the butter has melted.
  • Add the two sugars, vanilla extract, whole egg and egg yolk and mix together until fully combined.
  • Fold in the flour. The mixture will come together into a cookie dough.
  • Add the chopped Cadbury Heroes and fold into the cookie dough.
  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.

Roll and bake the cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 large, flat baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and leave at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Take a heaped tablespoon of cookie dough and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Place on the baking tray and do not flatten. Repeat until all the cookie dough has been used up. Leave about 8-10cm between each ball so they have enough room to spread out.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be golden on the edges but the middle still soft and under-baked.
  • Leave to cool and firm up on the baking tray for 15 minutes. Then tuck in and enjoy!

Notes

Store your Cadbury Heroes Cookies at room temp, in an airtight container, for up to 3 days.
Keyword Cadbury’s Heroes, Cookie dough, Cookies, Heroes
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