Southwest Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

April 30 is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh, homemade oatmeal cookie! Corey Meiteen, owner of Cookies From Home, was kind enough to share his Southwest Oatmeal Cookies recipe with Fabulous Arizona. Check it out:



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate or butterscotch chips (or 1/2 and 1/2)

(Optional – 1/2 tsp of Chipotle Pepper, best served with the Milk Chocolate chips only. This ingredient is to taste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter, margarine, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients (add Chipotle pepper if desired) until well blended. Mix in oats and butterscotch chips. Drop from a teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Let set up on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Cookies From Home was established over 30 years ago and continues to be one of the leading cookie bakeries in the Valley. With over 15 flavors of freshly baked cookies, using only the finest ingredients, Cookies From Home packs delicious treats into adorable gift tins and themed basket for any occasion. For more information visit

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