After reading Lindsay Hunt's Buzzfeed article We Held A Chocolate Chip Cookie Taste-A-Thon, I knew what I had to do. I searched Pinterest for some of the top (most pinned) Oatmeal Cookie recipes. Some recipes claimed to be "The Best". I decided to put these self-proclaimed accolades to the test. I did have some help from my co-workers, friends, family and neighbors… yup, I feed oatmeal cookies to anyone who came within 50 feet of me.
All the instructions were followed exactly as they were written and the same brands of ingredients used in each recipe. All the cookies were made using a standard ice cream scoop so they were all the same size.
While baking up all these recipes, I discovered the secret to the Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe.
All recipes were blind tested. Each cookie was numbered and participants agreed to try a sample of each cookie before they choose their favorite.
There was one clear winner that pulled out in the front but there were two other recipes that deserved honorable mentions.