• 110 grams (3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) all-purpose flour
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) oats
  • 140 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 20 grams (1 tablespoon) honey
  • 80 grams (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.25 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 3 grams (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 1 gram (1/2 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  • 2 grams (1/3 teaspoon) salt
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) nuts


  • Mixing Bowls

    A set of mixing bowls will help you keep your ingredients organized. Using different sizes can be helpful for separating dry and wet ingredients.

  • Whisk

    Ensure your dry ingredients are evenly blended with a whisk. This helps to distribute the baking powder and spices evenly.

  • Saucepan

    You'll need a small saucepan to melt the butter with honey. Make sure to stir constantly to avoid burning.

  • Baking Sheet

    Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking and ensure even baking.

  • Refrigerator

    Chilling the dough for 15 minutes helps the cookies keep their shape while baking.

  • Oven

    Preheat your oven to 338°F (170°C) to ensure consistent baking results.

  • Wire Rack

    A wire rack helps the cookies cool evenly and prevents soggy bottoms.

  • Airtight Container

    Store your cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and soft for days.


Step 1

1. First, grind the oats into very small flakes, almost into a flour-like consistency. Tip: A food processor or blender works best for this task.

Step 2

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and stir lightly with a whisk. Tip: Ensure that the baking powder, cinnamon, and salt are evenly distributed.

Step 3

3. Combine the butter with honey and melt over low heat, stirring continuously. Do not overheat; just wait until the butter is fully melted and mixed with honey. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Step 4

4. Add the egg, and the melted and cooled butter-honey mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined to form a dough. Finally, add the ground nuts and mix again.

Step 5

5. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up a bit. Tip: Chilling the dough helps in shaping the cookies better.

Step 6

6. Preheat the oven to 338°F (170°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 7

7. Form small balls of dough, around 30 grams (1 ounce) each, and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Ensure they are spaced apart. Press each ball lightly to flatten slightly.

Step 8

8. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. They might appear too soft, but they will firm up as they cool while maintaining a soft interior. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9

9. Store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Tip: These cookies remain soft and chewy if stored properly.


Imagine this: you just pulled a batch of these incredible cookies out of the oven, and your home is filled with the comforting aroma of cinnamon and vanilla. 🌟 Now, how should you serve them? 🥛 **With a Glass of Cold Milk**: There's nothing quite like dunking a freshly baked cookie into a cold glass of milk. The combination is timeless and satisfying. Try it out, and you'll know what we're raving about. **Ice Cream Sandwiches**: Why not turn these cookies into a delightful dessert sandwiched with your favorite ice cream? 🍦 Place a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream between two cookies and press lightly. Roll the edges in chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips for an extra touch. **Cookie Crumble**: Crumble the cookies over your favorite yogurt or a bowl of mixed fruits. 🥣 It adds a delightful crunch and flavor that will elevate your breakfast or snack game. These cookies are not just a treat; they're a versatile addition to any meal or special occasion. Enjoy exploring all the delicious possibilities!


Turning this delicious cookie recipe into gluten-free and vegan versions is easier than you think! 🌱💚 **Gluten-Free**: Substitute the regular flour and oat flakes with gluten-free versions. Ensure that your baking powder is gluten-free as well. Gluten-free oats and flour are readily available in most grocery stores or health food shops. **Vegan**: Replace the butter with a plant-based margarine or coconut oil, and swap the egg with a flax or chia egg (1 tablespoon ground flax/chia seeds + 2.5 tablespoons water, mixed and allowed to gel). Choose a vegan honey alternative, like maple syrup or agave nectar. 🌿 With these simple swaps, you can enjoy a batch of cookies that are just as delightful while meeting your dietary needs!


  • Why are my cookies not spreading?

    Make sure your dough isn't too cold before baking. Allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes if it's very stiff from the fridge.

  • Can I use different nuts in the recipe?

    Absolutely! Feel free to use any nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts, depending on your preference.

  • How do I ensure my cookies stay soft?

    Don't overbake them. Even if they appear underdone when you first take them out of the oven, they will firm up as they cool. Also, storing them in an airtight container helps keep them soft.

  • Can I add chocolate chips to the dough?

    Yes, you can! Adding chocolate chips or chunks can make your cookies even more delicious. Just fold them in during the final mixing stage.

  • What’s the best way to measure flour for this recipe?

    Use a scoop method: fluff up the flour, scoop it into your measuring cup, and level it off with a flat edge. This prevents the flour from being too packed, which can affect the dough texture.

  • How can I store the cookies to maintain their freshness?

    Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should stay fresh for up to a week. For longer storage, consider freezing them.

Nutrition facts

Childhood Memories Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe Yield:12 cookies
Calories:Calories per serving (1 cookie): 150-180
Calories (Min - Max):150 - 180
Total Fat:6g
Saturated Fat:3g
Total Carbohydrate:23g
Total Sugars:12g