Upgrading the Oatmeal

Call me crazy, but I love oatmeal cookies. I don’t even care if they have raisins because then that usually means more for me. I decided that I would try a new oatmeal cookie recipe and see how they turn out.

When making these it was interesting because normally there is a lot more oatmeal. I felt like I was making a cookie and then adding the oatmeal to it…along with other amazing ingredients.

::the melted carmel adds so much::

::the melted carmel adds so much::

The best part about these cookies was instead of adding raisins I added chocolate chips. Nothing new I know, so I also added Rolos!!! These were great because they not only added more chocolate to the cookie, but they also added carmel that melted into the cookie.

rolo oatmeal cookie 2

Honestly, the easiest cookies to make!  I took them to the office and it was a huge success. So dad’s, no excuse, you can make these for your family, neighbors, or even the CEO and be the hit of the office.


Rolo ‘Oatmeal Cookies


  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. rolos, unwrapped and halved
  • 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips


  1. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter, the brown sugar, and the granulated sugar. Add baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until combined and scraping down the sides.
  3. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, using a wooden spoon to mix in the rest.
  4. Stir in the oats, rolos, chocolate chips, and pecans.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes, until edges are golden. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack.