One-Pot Honey Oat Cookies from Simply Sensational Cookies Cookbook

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Hello everyone, we’re happy to be sharing this cookie cookbook with you.  It’s now available! Nancy Baggett’s Simply Sensational Cookies cookbook is out and we photographed and styled all the recipes. Did we gain any weight during the shoot? Absolutely yes. How much did we gain? We’re not supposed to share because we signed a super duper secret contract and it’s all part of the job. 😉

How can we not gain a few pounds? Not only were we photographers and stylists, we were taste testers for all the ones that needed a photograph. Yes, each cookie needed to pass our quality control before it hit the set and trust us, it’s so hard to name a favorite. It’s a tough job, all this cookie eating, but someone has to do it and we’re always ready for cookbook challenges that come our way.

Nancy pours so much love and detail into every recipe that the flavors and textures really shine through. If you love cookies in any way-shape-or form, you’ll love this book.

Nancy is a seasoned author with many best selling cookbooks to her name. Her cookie recipes in this book focus on bright and fresh flavors and she shares them in easy, streamlined techniques. Nancy loves using natural colors and making “au naturale” icing and sprinkles by using edible flower petals. You’ll love making her fresh rose petal and fresh lavender buttercream if you’re wanting to focus more on natural frostings.

We had a fabulous time working with Nancy and Justin Schwarz at Wiley Books. It was such an honor for us to be working on this project with them. Nancy flew out and shot in our studio for 4 days, all of which were long days where she was very hands on in making and baking cookies. Also, a big thanks to our great kitchen assistant Nancy Buchanan from A Communal Table . Both Nancy’s baked all week long and filled the studio with racks and racks of incredible cookies.

Seriously folks, we had mountains of cookies, so we did our best to make sure none of them went to waste. We shared them with our studio neighbors, our mailman, guys and girls at the dojo, and took them home to share with many more. Everyone loved the wonderful varieties of cookies and hopefully you’ll have a blast making them at home with your family.

Simply Sensational Cookies is available on amazon and make sure you stop by Nancy Baggett’s blog Kitchen Lane where she also shares more recipes and valuable baking tips!

To celebrate Nancy’s labor of love, we’re giving away two copies to two different winners. Here’s the details:

  • 1 entry: Leave your comment below and tell us what your favorite cookie is.
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  • Contest ends Friday, October 26, 2012 midnight PST. Winner will be announced by Saturday October 27th, anytime during the day. Please return back to this post to find out the winner. Winner will be selected by either Twitter or Facebook.

Some iphone scenes from the cookbook shoot at our studio in August 2011

lovely Nancy Baggett, the author, getting ready to bake up a storm

Todd, our assistant Nancy, and author Nancy each working on a cookie recipe.

busy, busy, busy….

Nancy Baggett putting finishing styling touches on a cookie shot

the growing hero wall, divided into chapters.

One Pot Honey Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Yield: 40-45 Cookies

Total Time: 30 min

We're sharing one of our favorite cookie recipe from the book, with permission from Nancy Baggett and Wiley Books, that we could eat every day. These are the one-drop honey oatmeal cookies. They're lacy and crispy thin, full of wonderful oat bite and honey flavor. These are so delicate and addicting, it's hard not to eat just one because they just melt in your mouth.


  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted Butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 2/3 cups packed dark or light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Clover Honey or other mild honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon regular table Salt or 3/4 teaspoon coarse crystal salt, divided
  • 4 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose white Flour


Baking Preliminaries:

Position a rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 325°F. Generously grease several large baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray.

  1. In a very large saucepan or pot, melt the butter until fluid over medium heat, stirring. Remove from the heat. Stir the sugar, honey, and salt into the butter; if using regular table salt, add it all, if using coarse crystal salt, add 1/8 teaspoon and reserve the remainder for garnishing the cookies.
  2. Continue stirring the mixture, mashing out any lumps of sugar until completely smooth. Thoroughly stir in the oats and baking powder. Let the dough stand until cooled slightly.
  3. Stir the flour into the dough until evenly incorporated. Let it stand to firm up for 5 to 10 minutes. Using soupspoons or a 1 1/2-inch-diameter ice cream scoop, scoop up the dough and drop in even 1 1/2-inch mounds, spacing 2 inches apart. Pat down the mounds into 2-inch rounds. If garnishing with coarse salt, add a few crystals to the cookie tops.
  4. Bake (middle rack) one sheet at a time for 10 to 13 minutes or until the cookies are brown at the edges and lightly tinged on top; watch carefully, as they may brown very rapidly at the end. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks. Let the cookies firm up for about 2 minutes. Using a wide spatula, transfer the cookies to the wire racks. Let cool completely.

Storage: Store these, airtight, for up to 1 week. They can be frozen, airtight, for up to 1 month.

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  1. Mike

    I have been looking for an oatmeal cookie recipe that was both chewy and crunchy. This one nailed it One Pot Honey Oatmeal Drop Cookies. The absolute best

  2. Herbivore Triathlete

    These remind me of one of my favorite cookies growing up in Sweden, “Havreflan”. Yum!!

  3. Alice

    It looks like I was one of the winners of the giveaway, how do I claim my prize?

  4. Julia

    Picking your favorite cookie is like… well, golly, it’s really hard. But I think it has to be a chocolate chunk oatmeal cookie with almonds or pecans in it.

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  7. Emily R.

    Chocolate is my favorite – chocolate cookies made with brownie batter, chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter, chocolate CHIP cookies, chocolate MALT cookies… The list goes on. 😀

  8. Neena

    Iced oatmeal cookies with lots of cinnamon.

  9. Lauren S.

    Just lately I’ve been loving lemon cookies!

  10. barbara n

    My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin

  11. Shumaila

    Chocolate chip cookie!

  12. Yasmine

    I love oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!

  13. Melissa

    Oatmeal cranberry cookies are one of my favorites.

  14. terri

    you mean other people can actually choose one favorite? :) i’ll never turn down my mom’s chocolate chip cookies, though…

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    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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    Mmmm…… big, soft, ginger cookies are my very favorite!

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    I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

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    I love trail mix cookies from King Arthur’s Flour, except I add craisins instead of raisins. Super yummy!

  24. Ashley

    My mom’s oatmeal raisin cookies.

  25. Melissa

    Lately, my favorite is a chocolate chip cookie sprinkled on top with sea salt. The combination of the sweet and salty is delicious!

  26. Mary Ann

    A really good chewy oatmeal cookie with no raisins is my favorite.

  27. yellebellyboo

    I made these this weekend. They were definitely one of the most unusual cookie “doughs” I’ve ever made. It’s almost like making baked oatmeal but in cookie form. But they come out flat and crispy. I liked them a lot! They were especially great with ice cream in the middle.

    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Marthalynn

    My favorite cookie is always some variation of the chocolate chip, usually involving several types and forms of chocolate! marthalynn16 at gmail

  29. Mary Kate

    Molasses cookies will always be my favorite.

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  31. Joellen

    Great looking book! Nice Job! My favorite cookie is a BIG soft molasses ginger cookie. Yum.

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    I love hot, chocolate chip cookies!

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    I love classic chocolate chip cookies!

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  37. Alice

    my favorite cookie changes with the seasons… right now? It’s blueberry lemon cheesecake cookies!

  38. Macey Wolfe

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  39. penny

    Ginger cookies are my weakness. I can limit myself to one or two with other cookies, but put a ginger cookie in front of me and I’m toast.

  40. Kelly Guerin

    I am already a fan on FB :)

  41. Kelly Guerin

    Chocolate chip cookies are my fave :)

  42. Caty

    Could you replace butter with vegetable oil to make it healthier?

  43. What's for dessert?

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  44. What's for dessert?

    I love thumbprint cookies

  45. ladywild

    love oatmeal raisin

  46. Jenny C

    Snicker Doodles, there the best. It’s The cinnamon.

  47. Constance

    I love a chocolate chip cookie made with browned butter.

  48. jo

    My favorite cookies are gingersnaps; the more gingery – the better!
    Thanks and Best Wishes and Congratulations to you both and Nancy on the book’s publication!

  49. Christine

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  51. Christine

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  52. Kimberly P.

    My favorite cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip!

  53. shirley

    Love any cookie with cinnamon, my favorite these days are snickerdoodle blondies

  54. Flor de Maria

    My favorite cookie is Alfajores–always delicious.

  55. Eddie

    I am addicted to oat and sultana cookies – so i’m eager to try this new recipe out with the addition of some juicy sultanas! The cookbook would be a welcome addition to my collection – the photography looks stunning.

  56. Grant

    I would love to win this cookbook as a suprise for my darling wife who is “ccokie mad”.
    My all time favourite cookie combination is maple syrup and almond.

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    My favourite cookie is raspberry and white chocolate.
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  59. Rachael

    Oh, my! Oatmeal cookies are my absolute favourite and these look divine!

  60. Corisa

    My favorite cookie has to be a lintzer cookie i love them but rarely have them!

  61. Michelle

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  62. Michelle

    My favorite cookies are pizzelles!

  63. Madeline

    Chocolate Crinkles are MY cookie. I bake them every Christmas and biting into one, for me, is literally Christmas in my mouth.

  64. Rae

    I love peanut butter with a nutella center! Well actually I haven’t met a cookie I didn’t like!!!

  65. Santwona

    My favourite would have to be macadamia and chocolate cookies.

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  69. karen

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  70. wen

    oatmeal of course…

  71. Maria

    Chocolate chip is my favorite

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  76. Jennifer

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  77. Cindy

    Traditional chocolate chip is probably my all-time favorite. However, my Dad LOVES oatmeal, so I will definitely make this recipe for him! Also, thanks for making me an official WhiteOnRice stalker…. I liked you on Facebook, follow you both on Instagram now, Pinterest too….. oh yeah, and Twitter! And to think, I originally found your blog when searching for photography tips. Photography is a new hobby of mine, but I am a cooker/baker for a long time…. and a collector of recipes, for sure. Thank You!

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    My favorite cookie of all time is one my Mom makes called Chocolate Chunk. They are sort of a chocolate chip cookie with chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, pecans, peanut butter and cinnamon. For the fat she says you MUST use “I can’t believe it’s not butter” or they will not turn out right. Delicious!

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  84. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    My favorite cookie is plain, old chocolate chip. Actually, there’s nothing plain about them! But there’s a reason it’s a classic!

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    I think these honey oatmeal cookies will be my new face!

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  91. Christyna @ Baker With A Cause

    All time favorite: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Pecan (or walnut) cookies! Close runner up: Brown Sugar Cookies (with browned butter… I’m sensing a theme here. lol).

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  97. alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

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  99. @alisonlewis

    look amazing One-Pot Honey Oat Cookies from Simply Sensational Cookies Cookbook & Giveaway via @WhiteOnRice

  100. Colette@JFF!

    Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast, right? These would be perfect!

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    I love chocolate chip cookies.

  102. Lily Sheng

    I’m getting real specific here, my favorite cookie is Double Tree Hotel’s Chewy Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies! They always serve them a little bit warm, mmmmmm!

  103. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    My fave cookie is the French macaron. Which I still cannot make/bake by myself. .

  104. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    What a fabulous recipe!

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  107. Kaitlin Jenkins

    My moms chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

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  110. Zan

    Love Oatmeal Raisin!!!! Warm from the oven………

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    now I’m hungry for cookies!!!!

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  113. Barbara P.

    I’ll always love a classic thick and soft chocolate chip cookie!

  114. Lori

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  117. Jessica

    i’m an oatmeal raisin kind of gal. can’t get enough of that oatmeal texture! i’m for sure be trying these honey oatmeal cookies out 😉

  118. nichole

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  129. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    My favorite cookie is a big chewy chocolate chip cookie with semi sweet peanut butter and white chocolate chips

  130. Katy

    I’ll always love a classic thick and soft chocolate chip cookie!

  131. Heather

    Chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. Oooo or currently warm pumpkin butterscotch.

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  134. Sunshine

    I’m a cookie baker by wannabe-trade, so I have no need to buy cookies, except one: oatmeal raisin. I can never pass up on an oatmeal raisin cookie.

  135. Morgan

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip cookies are my favorite!

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  138. deeba

    Cookie ♥! I’ve been looking for a honey oatmeal cookie forever … ever since I had one in a cafe years ago. Something tells me this will be it! Gorgeous photographs for a sweet, delicious book!

  139. Elin

    My favorite cookie is a simple whole wheat chocolate chip.

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  141. Deb

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  145. Lilliana

    I LOVE all cookies but my favorites are chocolate chip with pecan.

  146. Hindy

    My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip.

  147. Rowena

    Who doesn’t love a good cookie? This cookbook sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway and the opportunity! My favorite cookie is chocolate with chocolate chips.

  148. nancy baggett

    Many thanks to you both for your kind words for me and the book, but most of all for the glorious pics. Everyone loves them, and they show off, just as I’d hoped, the appeal of the cookies in the book. It was a great pleasure to work with you, not only because of your huge talent, but because of your warmth, hospitality, and sense of fun. Hugs!

  149. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Oh this is bound to be gorgeous if you guys shot it all! My fav cookie is by far snickerdoodles.

  150. Christina

    ….and I’m now following you both on Pinterest.

  151. Christina

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  152. Christina

    I love any and all cookies with oats in them.

  153. Hannah M.

    I think my favorite cookie would have to be a tie between oatmeal chocolate chip and gingerbread-though I rarely turn down a good cookie of any kind!

  154. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    My favorite cookie are those magic cookie bars with the graham crackers and the chocolate chips and coconut. I know everyone has a version and they go by different names. I just love them!

  155. c

    My mom makes a cookie based on one they have at Gale’s, in Portola Valley. It’s basically a super thick, chocolaty dough that gets rolled in granulated sugar before it gets baked. She calls them Fudge Crackle Cookies, uses a mixture of Valhrona, Scharffenberger and Trader Joes chocolates, and makes 12-14 dozen every Christmas.

    Everyone else just calls them chocolate cookies and eats as many as they can get their hands on.

  156. Caitlin

    Mmmm the book looks amazing! I love any kind of cookie with peanut butter! I’m following Diane Cu on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  157. Kier

    I love a simple chocolate chip cookie, but then again, I did just make a really awesome cinnamon coconut shortbread yesterday.

  158. lynn @ the actor's diet

    ah yum – i was just taught how to make one-pot blondies from my baking guru:

  159. erin

    Peanut butter chocolate chip! Yum!

  160. Cate

    Yum! Those look a little bit like Anzac biscuits/cookies, which were one of my favorite food discoveries over the past year. But I’d have to say that chocolate chip cookies are still my all-time favorite.

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  163. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    favorite cookie is anything gooey, warm, and fresh from the oven; PB, choc chip, oatmeal, molasses, ginger. Must be soft though!

  164. Sara P

    And I follow @DianeCu on Pinterest :)

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    Also, I like you on facebook!

  166. Sara P

    I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! These honey oatmeal ones look really good too! Thanks!

  167. shelly

    The photography looks amazing.

  168. Christine T

    I love chocolate chip macadamia cookies… I love anything chocolate, nuts and coconut in them = )

    Thank you for the giveaway… the book looks Simply Gorgeous = )

    Christine T

  169. JamesMNgo

    I quite simply love sweet Oatmeal Cookie.

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