How to Make Soft Oatmeal Cookies-Happy Birthday to My Bubu

I am dedicating today’s post to my one and only nephew, my first son, Chukwuebuka Jasper Idayi. He turns 3 today and I am grateful to God for having him in my life. He is such a darling and I am always glad for the few minutes I get to talk with him on the phone…even when I can’t make sense of some of the things he says. I love him dearly. Happy Birthday My Bu.

So guys, I hope you are inspired to make these cookies for the little ones in your life, your children, nephews, nieces…. The weekend is here and I’m sure this will be a nice chance to spend time with them in the kitchen. For all my Nigerian readers in Nigeria, this is a great opportunity for you to use the bag or tin of Quaker Oats sitting in your kitchen. Have a great weekend guys.

Servings: 24
Recipe level: Easy
Preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1hr 45 minutes
Meal type: Dessert, Snack
Meal time: Anytime
Country/Region: North American
Ready in: 2 hours
Recipe Source: All recipes


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tspn baking soda
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats


  • 2 medium sized bowls
  • Baking sheets or foil paper
  • Hand whisk or electric mixer


  1. In a medium bowl, combine and mix butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time;stir in vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into the butter and sugar mix. Mix in the oats. Cover the cookie dough and chill for at least one hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C. Grease the baking sheets. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten each cookie with a large fork dipped in sugar. OR Using a rolling stick, roll out and flatten the dough; use a cookie cutter to create the cookie shapes
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve with milk or drink of your choice.














4 thoughts on “How to Make Soft Oatmeal Cookies-Happy Birthday to My Bubu

  1. This recipe worked! And I didn’t burn the house down, amateur baker that I am. Thanks Amarya. I will reduce the sugar by half next time though since I’m not much of a sweet tooth 🙂

    1. Yay, I see you got hooked…lol.Beautiful nyarinya…I’m glad you didn’t burn down the house, please bake some for me, when I come to visit again,in addition to a warm cup of milk and a South Korean series;It will be an all-nighter)

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