The real name for these delicious One Bowl, No Mixer Cuppa Cookies is Swedish Oatmeal Drops, but my friend, Noel, who gave me the recipe calls them Cuppa Cookies because they call for a cup of everything. They aren’t the prettiest cookie to look at, but you have got to trust me when I say, “THESE ARE DELICIOUS!” For another easy, one bowl recipe, try this easy Almond Cake recipe.
My friend, Noel, is from the South–New Orleans to be exact. She has the cutest accent, and she is one of the classiest ladies I’ve ever met. She is the type that always brings a gift for the hostess as well as something to share with everyone. We met at bible study, and a couple of weeks ago, she brought these amazing cookies. I was so excited when she shared the recipe. I couldn’t wait to make them and get them on the blog for you.
The butter with the coconut, nuts, oatmeal, and everything else is just so good. It’s a combination you wouldn’t expect to like so much. I did have two members of my family tell me they would have liked them better without the dried cranberries, but I loved getting that little tart bite once in a while. Make them and decide if there is anything you would change. This is such a fun recipe and especially great because you just need a bowl and a spoon. Hope you love ’em!
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STEP-BY-STEP PICTURES on how to make one bowl, no mixer cuppa cookies
Frequently Asked Questions & Tips about how to make One Bowl, No Mixer Cuppa Cookies
can I use gluten-free flour in this recipe?
I have not used gluten-free flour for these cookies. If you choose to make them with gluten-free flour, I recommend using a good gluten-free flour blend, and they should turn out good.
what type of nuts work best in this recipe?
I prefer pecans or almonds or a mixture of both. Walnuts are another good option to use. If you decided to use a mixture of nuts, measure them out as a total of 1 cup–not 1 cup each.
can I use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats?
Since this recipe calls for soaking the oats in melted butter first, I recommend using quick oats. The quick oats will absorb the melted butter better than old-fashioned oats. If you only have old-fashioned oats on hand, you could use a food processor or blender to break down the oats. Pulse the oats until they are mostly broken down but not powdered.
- This recipe is simple and easy for kids to make.
- Substitute the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips. You could even try M&M’s mini baking bits.
- Use parchment paper for an easier cleanup of the cookie sheet.
- Make sure the let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. This will help the cookies set up and not fall apart when placing them on the cooling rack.
- The cookies are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer in an airtight container.
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, a little heaping...like an extra 2 tbsp
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1 cup chopped nuts (I prefer pecans or almonds or a mix of both.)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and the quick oats. Mix and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- Next, add the egg, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add in the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
- Finally, add the coconut flakes, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. Mix well.
- Use a cookie scoop to place dough balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 mins. Cookies will be browning on the edges when done. Let set on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
- Cookies can be stored in an airtight bag or container for about a week. They will last better/longer if kept in the fridge or freezer.