These Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies are soft and chewy and made with plant butter. I always have this cookie dough in my freezer!

A close up of an oatmeal cookie with a bite out of it

We don’t eat a lot of dairy in my house, so I love trying out dairy alternatives and finding or creating great recipes that don’t make you miss dairy. These Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies are the best of the best. The recipe is simple and straight forward but the end product is soooooo good. If you aren’t looking for a dairy-free recipe you can just use regular butter and they will turn out just as delicious!

looking down on a dairy-free oatmeal cookie

Ingredients for Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Plant Butter or your favorite butter alternative. You can also use regular butter if you aren’t dairy-free.
  • Light Brown Sugar. Brown sugar adds a softer texture to the finished product.
  • Eggs. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
  • All-Purpose Flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
  • Baking Soda. This will help the cookies to rise.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
  • Ground Cinnamon. This will add flavor to the oatmeal cookies.
  • Quick-Cooking Oats. I recommend using quick-cooking oats for the best texture.
All of the ingredients needed for this recipe

How to Make Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies:

STEP 1: In a medium bowl combine the butter and sugar together. Beat until fully combined and creamy.

STEP 2: Beat in the eggs one at a time until they are fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and combine.

The wet ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 3: In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to remove any lumps

The dry ingredients combined in a bowl

STEP 4: Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, over mixing will result in tough cookies.

The wet and dry ingredients combined to make the cookie dough

STEP 5: Mix in the quick-cooking oats until just combined.

The completed oatmeal cookie dough

STEP 6: Cover the dough and allow it to chill for at least 30 minutes. This will help the dough not to spread quite so much during baking, but you can skip this step if you’re in a hurry or just want to eat cookies ASAP.

STEP 7: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

STEP 8: Roll about 1 tablespoon of oatmeal cookie dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Use the palm of your hand or a fork to flatten the dough. Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough.

STEP 9: Bake the cookies for 8 minutes for soft oatmeal cookies. Bake for 10 minutes for firmer cookies. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Looking down on a dairy-free oatmeal cookie with a bite out of it

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ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 2020.

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Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies

and chewy and made with plant butter
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, dairy free, dairy free oatmeal cookies, oatmeal, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 3 dozen
Calories: 131kcal

Ingredients

For Cookies:

  • 2 sticks (226 grams) plant butter or regular butter softened
  • 2 cups (426 grams) brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (240 grams) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups (267 grams) quick-cooking oats

Instructions

For Cookies:

  • In a medium bowl mix the butter and sugar together. Beat until combined and creamy
  • Beat in eggs one at a time until fully combined. Add vanilla and combine.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until just combined.
  • Mix in the quick-cooking oats.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Use the palm of your hand or a fork to flatten the dough. Repeat with the rest of the cookie dough.
  • Bake cookies for 8 minutes and allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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