Design to Dish: Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

oatmeal cookies teacher thank you gift Favorite Teacher notebooks by Jill Means | Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies (recipe below)

I’m usually really on top of things, but I completely spaced on Teacher Appreciation Week earlier this year (whoops!) and wanted to make up for it by giving my kids’ teachers some really great gifts at the end of the school year. So, I enlisted my kids to help me make a batch of good, old-fashioned oatmeal cookies—one of my favorites!—for their teachers, and packaging the cookies with a cute, personalized thank-you gift. These charming “Favorite Teacher” notebooks from Minted are darling, and I know our teachers this year will love them (hopefully enough to forgive me for forgetting Teacher Appreciation Week!).

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe? A really good classic that’s always a crowd pleaser? My family loves this simple recipe for oatmeal cookies—we make them a lot for easy weeknight desserts and after-school snacks. They’re sweet and buttery, and the perfect balance between crisp and chewy.

classic oatmeal cookies

Keep reading for this family-favorite oatmeal cookie recipe…

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop cookie dough into 2-inch balls, and bake on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets for 11 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

old-fashioned oatmeal cookies teacher gifts

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