Loaded Oatmeal Cookies


½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup vegetable shortening
1½ cups light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
½ cup low fat buttermilk
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground allspice
2½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
cinnamon & toffee chips/ raisins & toasted pecans/ chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl and using electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening and brown sugar. Add eggs and beat until mixture is light in color. Add in buttermilk.

3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices.

4. Stir dry ingredients into wet. Fold in oatmeal and vanilla. Add in whatever add-in you’d like, or separate the batter into three bowls and create three different loaded cookie doughs.

5. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto cookie sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

Yield: About 48

Recipe Source: Adapted from Paula Deen

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4 Responses to “Loaded Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. 1

    Maria — May 15, 2009 @ 12:53 PM

    I love oatmeal cookies. They are so hearty and wholesome. Love the variations!

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    Cheyenne Antrim — May 16, 2009 @ 2:35 PM

    You are such an awesome cook and I wanted to take the time to personally Thank you for all your time and consideration Again Thank you I love your blog keep up the great work and have a great summer. Its already almost 100 here in Henderson Nevada ouch Keep cool Love and blessings Cheyenne

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    Martha — May 17, 2009 @ 6:00 PM

    I am an oatmeal cookie aficionado always on the lookout for another great recipe. I’ve never added buttermilk to my oatmeal cookies and am assuming this creates a softer cake like version. Am wondering how you would describe the texture?


    • RecipeGirl replied: — May 17th, 2009 @ 9:20 PM

      Martha- no, these were not cakey! Just a normal sort of chocolate chip cookie texture.