Giant Oatmeal Cookies

When I made Jenna’s chocolate chip cookies a couple of weeks ago, I realized one very important thing.

I like my cookies BIG.

I don’t particularly enjoy the fact that most cookies are the size of a silver dollar. (Whatever happened to silver dollars?)  When it comes to normal cookies, I inevitably eat five… plus some dough.

With giant cookies I can typically limit myself to one (okay two). They’re typically thicker and more moist than smaller cookies which makes this girl quite happy.

This evening I felt like baking and got to work in the kitchen after Googling a recipe for GIANT oatmeal cookies.

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How good is oatmeal cookie dough? 

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Giant Oatmeal Drop Cookies (Recipe from Cooking Light)


1 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup applesauce
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups regular oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add applesauce and egg; beat well. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended. Stir in raisins, walnuts, and vanilla. Using 3 level tablespoons per cookie, drop dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
Yield: 15 cookies

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Apparently I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t resist the dough. 

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Dead duck sighting… 😉

The recipe I followed instructed me to make each cookie using three tablespoons of cookie dough.

The result?

Some VERY big cookies and a VERY happy girl.

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Each cookie was bigger than my palm. This, my friends, is a very good thing.

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In all the cookie madness I didn’t snap a picture of my dinner. Ryan and I had ravioli, in case you were curious.

The cookies were better. 😉

45 Responses

  1. I like them big too!! Everyone always comments on my big cookies and that is just the way I like it. 🙂

  2. I like everything BIG. (I really stopped myself from making an inappropriate joke here.) I totally want a cookie now.

  3. gotta love ginormous cookies!!!
    ah, ravioli! haven’t seen ravioli dinners from you in awhile!

  4. I love cookies, period. No matter the size 😉 BTW I made the Flourless Peanut Butter cookies the other night and they are AWESOME!

  5. Now, that’s my kind of cookie! Pure deliciousness 🙂 Hey, and pretty healthy too!!

  6. That cookie looks delicious. I’ll have to whip some up but skip the walnuts (my boyfriend is allergic booo)

  7. Oh yum! I shouldn’t have read this now, before I’ve even eaten dinner!

  8. I’m at a toss up with the cookie size thing. I inevitably eat 3-4 cookies no matter what the size, so I feel I should keep the small to keep portion size in check. Even if they were that big, I’d probably have just as many! 🙂

  9. I want those cookies soooo bad right now!!!!

  10. Those look delish! So random but I live in NYC and was out running today and saw a dog just like yours and I was like, Sadie!! haha they are such cute dogs 🙂

  11. I love that! When I make cookies I always make them twice as big!

  12. I just finished searching all of these cooking and baking blogs for a good oatmeal cookie recipe =) Maybe I’ll use this one!


  13. yay for big cookies!!!

  14. 3 tablespoons! Those must have been so big. Love oatmeal cookies.

  15. Those cookies are HUGE! They’re like pancakes! That is the only way to eat cookies. Small or thin cookies always end up hard. The bigger the better for sure!

  16. Those cookies are HUGE! They’re like pancakes! That is the only way to eat cookies. Small or thin cookies always end up hard. The bigger the better for sure!

  17. ditto- i love my oatmeal raisin cookies huuuge!

    The dead duck cracked me up. Have a good night Julie!

  18. I’m with you on big cookies – the little, bite-sized versions are not meant to be savored….oatmeal raisin were my favorite as a kid, and I might try out this recipe to see if that still holds true!

  19. I just made your Flourless PB cookies today (and added a few chocolate chips :P), and they are so good!

    big cookies = amazing, i love starbucks jumbo oatmeal cookie!

  20. Big cookies are my favorite…I don’t see the point of eating tiny ones. I just end up eating more.

    Love your blog! Just started my own if you wanted to check it out! Take care =)

  21. Big cookies are the only way to go!

  22. Oh YUM! That’s what I say…go BIG or go home!! They look fantastic. 😛

  23. Personally, I love small cookies because it means I get to eat “more.” lol

  24. I have always liked big cookies too. When they’re small it’s just too tough to stop myself from having one too many!

  25. Oh my gosh, these look AMAZING! I agree – the bigger the cookie, the better 😉

  26. Totally agreed. That’s why bakery cookies are so awesome–well, that and the 8 sticks of butter. But big cookies just feel like a treat, and probably add up to less than the 8 little ones I’d eat!

  27. giant cookies are the best. chewy, and soft. perfect for dunking in a cup of cold milk.
    Now I want cookies 😦

  28. I loooove big cookies! I made mini cookies this week and while they may be cute, they don’t compare to a giant cookie. Love those ones that are bigger than the palm of your hand!

  29. Looks good!

    Just an FYI — I didn’t know this myself until very recently, and I’m a dog owner too — raisins are bad for dogs. ( I’m sure the little nubbin of dough wasn’t enough to cause a serious problem, but I just wanted to mention it since I considered myself a pretty dog-health-savvy person and didn’t know that grapes were bad for a long time.

    • i actually omitted the raisins for the recipe! no worries. 🙂 thanks so much for letting me know though!

  30. Holy Moley those look so good!

  31. In regards to the silver dollar – I’ve hear they fell out of favor because of the size & weight and because people with impaired sight had a hard time identifying them against the $0.50 coins.

    Totally do not know if that’s the truth, but I do know I prefer cookies that are about that size. 😉 In fact, your flour-less PB cookie recipe yielded me 18 cookies.

  32. I’ll try this recipe tomorrow =)

  33. Mmm! Those look nice and cake-like! Were they soft or crunchy? I love soft cookies…

    • they were definitely more cake-like. very soft!

      • …right now i’m nibbling on one of the cookies i made yesterday, they are so delicious 🙂 especially dipping them into cold milk 😉 thanks for recipe!

        greets from germany!

  34. Yes BIG cookies for the win!

  35. I also like them big because I am not satisfied by the smaller ones. Lol. Big cookies are better to full your big appetite. I enjoy eating oatmeal cookies with some fresh milk. That will really make you satisfied.

  36. Made the cookies, used craisins instead of raisins & also added 1/2 c dark chocolate chunks. They’re very good! Thanks for sharing!

  37. […] If you’re a cookie monster like myself, I highly suggest you make Julie’s Giant Oatmeal Cookies. […]

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