One Pot Honey Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Yield: 40 -45 Cookies
Total Time:
40 mins
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:

  1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 325°F. Generously grease several large baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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