Oatmeal Cookies With Nutmeg

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Looking for an easy oatmeal cookie recipe that you can make with ingredients already in your pantry? This Oatmeal Cookies with Nutmeg recipe will make you look like a pro in the kitchen, and it will take you less than 10 minutes to prepare. 

The best part about this easy cookie recipe? It’s not overly sweet and boasts just the right amount of nutmeg flavor, creating the perfect treat that you can enjoy at home or give away as gifts to friends and neighbors!

Oatmeal Cookie

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Ingredients Needed

How To Make Oatmeal Cookies with Nutmeg

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grind up the oats by pulsing it 5-6 times, until you break up some of the oats.

3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and pulse 5 times more to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

4. Using a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it is smooth and creamy.

5. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar and continue to mix until light and creamy.

6. Stir in an egg and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again. 

7. Mix the oat mixture gradually until it is well combined.

8. To form perfect, uniform cookies, use a cookie scoop and put them on an ungreased baking sheet.

9. Bake one batch of cookies at a time at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

10. After baking cookies, allow them to cool for 2 minutes, take them off of the baking sheet, and put them on a baking rack.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Soft and chewy
  • Delectable
  • Easy recipe for any occasion
  • Kids and adults will devour every crumb
  • Perfect for parties, potlucks, and fancy dinners
  • Soft and chewy
  • Delectable
  • Easy recipe for any occasion
  • Kids and adults will devour every crumb
  • Perfect for parties, potlucks, and fancy dinners
Oatmeal Cookie

Is Nutmeg Good In Oatmeal Cookies?

Yep! It as a warm nutty flavor to these cookies!

Oatmeal Cookies with Nutmeg Variations

  • Mix in fruit – Add in some dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins for some added sweetness and fun texture. 
  • Chocolate – Either dice up some of your favorite chocolate or use chocolate chips. Either way works well and tastes great! 
  • Other flavors – Consider adding butterscotch chips, M&Ms, or shredded coconut. They are all tasty options!
  • Nuts are great – Walnuts and pecans are my favorite, but you could also go for chopped almonds or pistachios. Yum!

What are the best oats to use?

The best oat to use is old-fashioned oats, which are generally cheap and work well in cookie recipes. Quick oats are also fine, but they’re a bit smaller in size and don’t hold together as well as old-fashioned oats do.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough. Flash freeze them first. Then, store them in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to two months. You don’t need to thaw the dough either! The cookies will take slightly longer to bake, so add 1-2 minutes of baking time. They’ll taste as delicious and are handy to keep on around for a quick dessert!

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Oatmeal Cookie

Oatmeal Cookies with Nutmeg

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

The best part about this easy cookie recipe? It’s not overly sweet.


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place oats in a food processor. Pulse 5-6 times, just breaking up some of the oats.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse 5 additional times, combining the ingredients.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whip butter until smooth and creamy
  5. Add granulated and brown sugar and until light and creamy
  6. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again.
  7. Slowly add oat mixture mixing until well combined
  8. Use a cookie scoop to form cookies and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Place one cookie sheet at a time in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.


Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes, then remove from the baking sheet and place on a baking rack.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 192mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 3g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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