Loaded Oatmeal Cookies… Three Ways

My guys were headed out on a camping trip a couple of weeks ago (with a bunch of other fathers & sons), and they ordered up some cookies to take along with them.  Looking forward to a solitary weekend, I happily scoured my cookies-yet-to-bake binder to find a recipe that I thought would satisfy the hungry campers. I dug out an oatmeal cookie recipe, and thought I’d mess with it a little.

The best thing about cooking and baking is messing with the recipe. I rarely look at a recipe and make it as is. That’s the fun of it all! This recipe is a good spiced-up Oatmeal Cookie recipe on its own, but add in various things to load them up, and they become some rather delicious Loaded Oatmeal Cookies.
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I had a tough time deciding on just one variation, so I divided the batter into three bowls and made three different kinds.

Oatmeal Raisin & Toasted Pecan
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Oatmeal Cinnamon & Toffee Chip
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Oatmeal- Milk Chocolate Chip
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I figured the guys could battle it out between the three, and battle it out they did. The guys strategically saved the cookies until the kids were safely tucked away in their tents, and then they broke out the cigars (and my cookies) and the scotch. Apparently, they enjoyed them all, but I like to think that they enjoyed my cookies best :)

This recipe can be found HERE.

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40 Responses to “Loaded Oatmeal Cookies… Three Ways”

  1. 1

    Maya — May 15, 2009 @ 2:55 AM

    Can’t go wrong with oatmeal cookies – I like the one with pecans..

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    nina — May 15, 2009 @ 3:07 AM

    It is unfair to make someone choose….they all looks so delicious!!! Lovely pics!!!

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    5 Star Foodie — May 15, 2009 @ 4:21 AM

    All three oatmeal cookies look excellent!

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    Leslie Green — May 15, 2009 @ 3:50 AM

    Oh yum..I think I like the ones with the pecans the best!

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    Barbara — May 15, 2009 @ 4:24 AM

    I don’t know what sounds better the cookies or a weekend to yourself?

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    Ciaochowlinda — May 15, 2009 @ 4:32 AM

    I’ll take the pecan raisin – oh heck, I’d take any of them.

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    Shalaine — May 15, 2009 @ 4:53 AM

    Laughed out loud at the thought of guys sitting around with cigars, scotch and oatmeal cookies!!!

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    Manggy — May 15, 2009 @ 5:09 AM

    I would obviously nearly always go for the third variety, but those toffee chips are calling my name.. Yum! :)

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    Danamfallentine@gmai — May 15, 2009 @ 5:48 AM

    I feel like I just attended a cooking class! Love the pictures and recipe!

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    Eliana — May 15, 2009 @ 6:06 AM

    These look incredible. Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. You’ve inspired me to play around with my favoite recipe.

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    grace — May 15, 2009 @ 6:28 AM

    all lovely, but clearly the cinnamon chip (+ toffee!!) ones stand out to me. luscious.

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    Alisa -Frugal Foodie — May 15, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

    The first two are creative, but I think I would grab the oatmeal chocolate chip!

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    ingrid — May 15, 2009 @ 6:57 AM

    Mmmm, I can see why the dilemma….all three look good.
    ~ingrid

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    Rosie — May 15, 2009 @ 8:04 AM

    WOW- what gorgeous cookies I just couldn’t chose one they are all so good.

    Rosie x

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    Michelle — May 15, 2009 @ 8:56 AM

    How ’bout chocolate chip with pecans? I’d be all for that combo.

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    Reeni — May 15, 2009 @ 10:14 AM

    Great idea to make three different ones. They all look like sweet treats!

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    The Duo Dishes — May 15, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

    The toffees are the winner for sure!

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    patsyk — May 15, 2009 @ 11:03 AM

    I love oatmeal cookies! Great idea to divide the batch and make 3 different variations. I may have to try that next time and get creative!

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    Sandie — May 15, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

    Not that I’d turn down any type of oatmeal cookie, but those Oatmeal Raisin & Toasted Pecan Cookies are definitely calling my name :)
    Mouthwatering photos too—I’d love to grab one and take a bite!

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    Lisa — May 15, 2009 @ 12:08 PM

    OMG, your lucky boys! I’ll take a dozen of each – they look incredible!!

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    dawn — May 15, 2009 @ 1:29 PM

    now that’s the way an oatmeal cookie should be done. awesome photos too. they are so 3D, no 4D! lol

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    Bunny — May 15, 2009 @ 6:15 PM

    This is great, thye are look fantastic, I don’t think I could choose between the 3. I’d have to eat a little of each!

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    Just a Girl — May 15, 2009 @ 7:39 PM

    It’s loaded, oh no, please don’t shoot me with the awesome goodness– OH I LOVE this, man this is the best, I am a huge oatmeal fan.

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    pigpigscorner — May 16, 2009 @ 12:11 AM

    I can’t choose! Love all of them.

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    HoneyB — May 16, 2009 @ 3:40 AM

    I love all of them!

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — May 16, 2009 @ 5:09 AM

    Wow. I so can’t choose. Which was the favorite? And I totally LOL’d at the thought of guys with cigars and scotch, eating cookies :P

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    CookiePie — May 16, 2009 @ 5:42 AM

    Loaded is the best way to eat oatmeal cookies!! They all look great, but the chocolate chip is my favorite :)

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    southern hostess — May 16, 2009 @ 9:05 AM

    Yum. I could go for any of these!

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    Jennifer — May 16, 2009 @ 9:58 AM

    I still have memories of warm oatmeal cookies from a bakery in Little Italy. These all look delicious.

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    Sophia — May 16, 2009 @ 1:56 PM

    I’d like one of each, please!

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    donna — May 17, 2009 @ 3:12 AM

    They al soound grat to me but my fave would be milk choc chip..

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    bakingblonde — May 17, 2009 @ 12:22 PM

    I love mixing up add-ins to cookie recipes, great ideas!

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    kellypea — May 17, 2009 @ 4:55 PM

    I am so in the mood for one of those gorgeous cookies. Okay, so one of each kind and a giant glass of milk. Lucky guys to have this send off!

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    Martha — May 17, 2009 @ 6:01 PM

    As an oatmeal cookie aficionado I love love love this post! Have never made oatmeal cookies with buttermilk however. Was the texture softer and more cake-like as a result?

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

      Martha- Nope, not cakey at all.

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    Elyse — May 17, 2009 @ 6:11 PM

    Mmmm, mmmm, these cookies look amazing. I love each and every variation you’ve made. I don’t think I could decide on one. I’d probably have to have several of each :) Hope your guys enjoyed them on their trip and that you had some nice peace and quiet at home. Sorry that I’ve been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

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    Kimdec — May 18, 2009 @ 6:25 AM

    Thanks for the referral on the wings :) and these cookies look GREAT!!!

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    Mel — May 19, 2009 @ 5:48 AM

    I made your loaded cookie recipe substituting brown sugar blend Splenda and whole wheat pastry flour. I added raisins and walnuts. YUMMY! Thank you for sharing.

    • RecipeGirl replied: — May 19th, 2009 @ 6:50 AM

      Mel- It’s great to know that your modifications worked! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Deborah — May 21, 2009 @ 4:52 PM

    What a great idea to make 3 different kinds!!