Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

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Chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies are the perfect combination of flavorful cookies with a chewy texture. This is a delicious cookie recipe to make all year round.

Stack of cookies with red ornament.


One of my favorite things during the holiday season is giving gifts from my kitchen. Every year the kids and I schedule a day to bake cookies, package them up and deliver them to our neighbors. It has become a fun family tradition that I hope we will continue. 

These cookies are a family and friend favorite. The taste and texture of these cookies is soooooo good. They are chewy, perfectly sweet and have a hint of cinnamon.

Ingredients needed

  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Molasses
  • Eggs
  • Quick cooking oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon

How to make Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon

  • Start by creaming sugar and shortening together. Mix until nice and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time and then molasses and vanilla.
  • In a bowl, stir together flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Gradually mix in flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended.
Cream Cheese and cookie batter
Eggs, molasses, vanilla, oats and cinnamon
  • Drop by tablespoons on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Baked Oatmeal Cookies


Try adding in one of these additional ingredients for extra flavor:

  • chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • white chocolate chips
  • toffee bits
  • nuts
Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies packaged up for a gift

How to store

Store: Keep in an airtight container or zip-top bag.

Freeze: These cookies can also be frozen. Place in a freezer bag and keep for up to 3 months.

To add a touch of holiday flair, I tied some ribbon and little snowflake ornament around an air-tight container. Give the gift of homemade chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies this year. Your family and friends will be excited to receive such a delicious surprise!

Stack of cookies with red ornament.
4 from 1 vote

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies

By Heather
Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are delightfully chewy with a hint of cinnamon.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 dozen


  • 1 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • optional: chocolate chips raisins, toffee bits


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening until fluffy.
  • Add eggs. Mix in molasses and vanilla.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Drop dough using a tablespoon 2 inches apart onto either baking sheets greased with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.


Calories: 1202kcal | Carbohydrates: 169g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 108g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Chewy Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are delightfully chewy with a hint of cinnamon


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  1. 4 stars
    I made these today and they hit the spot! I didn’t have quick oats and used regular so I don’t know if it changes anything. My family loved it. Next time, i’ll add raisins or nuts!

  2. Your neighbors are lucky to have you– chewy cookies is where it’s at! I love that the packaging is already festive, but with just a few personal touches it turns extra special! {client}