Martha Stewart's Oatmeal Cookies of the Year

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a delicious and elegant version of the humble oatmeal cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the butter, add the white and brown sugar.
  2. Scrape down the bowl, add egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix together the flour and the baking soda and add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Add the oatmeal, cherries, chocolate, and toffee.
  5. Using plastic wrap, divide into 3 logs and wrap.
  6. Chill and slice 1/2" thick.
  7. Bake on parchment (or wax papered) covered baking sheet at 350* for 8-10 mins.
  8. Cool on rack.
Most Helpful

I have had better Oatmeal cookies from recipezarr, (try Barbara Bush's)!

cookie j September 03, 2002

Very good cookies! I was also making chocolate chip cookies the same day, so I took your suggestion of using white "chocolate" chips in these. They complemented very well. :) Since I wasn't using chocolate chips, I used the Heath baking bits that are simply toffee without chocolate. I also used cherry-flavored craisins rather than dried cherries and baked on (ungreased) parchment. Wonderful cookies--thanks for sharing the recipe! -December 18, 2005 Edited October 21, 2007: My original review referenced a different recipe, which apparently was subsequently merged into this one as a duplicate and the review moved. (That's why some of my comments don't make sense here.) I also don't think that recipe was written as a "slice and bake" cookie, but as a drop cookie.

GaylaJ October 21, 2007

A delicious soft oatmeal cookie. I actually did these cookies as a drop cookie, and would suggest chilling them as suggested in the recipe as they really spread. I got about 40 drop cookies. I really enjoyed the combo of the cherries, toffee pieces and chocolate. In my opinion, I enjoyed the dough better than the cookies!

Boxerwing January 30, 2003

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