Baking, together with family or as a solo venture, is a perfect distraction from the outside world and the daily news. If you’re looking at a pantry stocked with leftover candies and chocolate goodies, this recipe is an excellent way to use what you have for a delicious treat.


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole oats
  • 1/2 cup of each mix-in


  • Sheet Pan (913A)
  • Wooden Spoon (PP321)
  • 5-Pc Measuring Spoon Set (H722A)
  • 4-Pc Measuring Cup Set (H725)


  • Heat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine well.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Then stir in oats. Add your desired mix-ins next (chocolate chips, butterscotch drops, pretzels, nuts, coconut, mini-M&Ms…) and stir until combined.
  • Scoop onto baking sheet. Makes about 24 cookies.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on your oven.
Cookie sheet with dough balls
Sheet Pan (913A)
Jessica Freundel

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