Alton Brown’s Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies

Two weekends ago, our kitchen was a mess.


We were pulling wallpaper down, getting glue off the walls, spackling, sanding, cleaning and then repeating. There was wallpaper glue and spackle stuck to the floors and our house was full of dust from sanding the walls.

Meals were leftovers of Friday night’s dinner and cadbury mini eggs.

And there was a lot of coffee.


But in the middle of all of this, everyone wanted cookies.

So we made room in the dining room for the baking set-up station and I cleared just enough of a path to get to the oven and back for each tray of cookies.


Nick and I were watching some videos on Food Network’s website a couple of weeks ago, and we saw Alton Brown making “The Oatiest Oatmeal Cookies Ever” and I knew we had to try them!


I didn’t toast the oats and make my own flour because I already had some oat flour on hand, but everyone loved them!

I would have never thought that cookies would turn out so great only using oat flour + oats, but they were all the best things about oatmeal cookies – just better than the regular flour filled version.

I also used a mix of butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips instead of the raisins he calls for. We’re not a raisins-in-our-cookies type of people. It’s some type of chip or nothing.

So I can’t take credit for this recipe, but we all loved them! Nick’s mom has already asked for the recipe.

And now I’m just sad that they’re all gone. I may need to make another batch soon Winking smile


  1. I can’t think of any way to make oatmeal cookies better than to add more oats :)

    And I’m totally with you on the no-raisins-in-cookies thing!

    • glad we’re not the only ones ; ) I’ll take chocolate or butterscotch over raisins any day!

  2. Alton is a genius, isn’t he?

  3. By just looking at them in here, I think I’m gonna have an oatmeal cookie later! :D

  4. OOO I LOVE oatmeal cookies! Might have to add these to the list!!

    Wallpaper is the worst to take down! Good luck!

    • They are awesome! probably my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe so far.

      Yeah – at least it’s all finally down! Now we just have to finish painting :)

  5. i’m all for pumping up the oats!!! hope the kitchen is coming along well :)

  6. I was hoping that we’d get a peek into your kitchen sometime soon.

  7. there’s more pictures coming! we’re not done painting yet, but there will definitely be some “after shots” :)

  8. Cookies always help in times like those! I love oatmeal cookies. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe.

  9. Yes! I love oatmeal cookies. I just book marked the recipes and plan to make them this weekend. Thanks for sharing :)

  10. These sound perfect. I can make oat flour at home and add mix-ins I love and can eat. Keep cooking Brandi and I’ll keep bookmarking pages. :-)

  11. I can’t think of a better break then homemade cookies and those look awesome!

  12. Those look so delicious. I love Alton Brown. My parents have been watching his show forever and I used to think he was kind of annoying – now that I cook, I appreciate all his tips and hints.

  13. I would have never thought that JUST oat flour and oats could yield such good results! I do love butterscotch chips in my cookies. Any cookie. Anytime. Delicious!

  14. If it was an Alton recipe, I’m sure they tasted FAB! Love AB :)

  15. I love love love oats in baked goods–need to try these!

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