Top 10 Oatmeal Cookies in Houston

Tiff's Treats makes some of the softest oatmeal cookies around.
Tiff's Treats makes some of the softest oatmeal cookies around.
Photos by Molly Dunn

While some kids sulked at the sight of an oatmeal cookie in their lunchbox, I rejoiced. I love the chewiness that oats add to a cookie, and can't get enough of it.

Oatmeal cookies are comforting, sweet and simply a joy to eat. Brown sugar and butter hold together the flour and tender oats to create a texturally complex cookie. Classic recipes stick with raisins, while others think outside of the box and throw in a multitude of ingredients, like nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut and even crushed cereal. Here in Houston we can find cookies just about everywhere we go. So, to help you find the tastiest oatmeal cookies, here are ten you MUST try.

You'll love the citrus elements in these oatmeal cookies from Central Market.
You'll love the citrus elements in these oatmeal cookies from Central Market.

10. Central Market

For those who enjoy a citrus ingredient in their oatmeal cookies, might we suggest the orange-cranberry oatmeal cookies from Central Market? You get six cookies in a container, each bursting at the seams with sweet-tart cranberries. The cookie itself has a slight hint of orange, which balances nicely with the oats, brown sugar and cranberries.

9. Dessert Gallery

Dessert Gallery offers a wide variety of treats, but the oatmeal raisin cookies are a sweet treat you can't resist. You can taste the brown sugar in each bite from these large oatmeal raisin cookies. Each is loaded with oats, but you might have to search for the raisins. You'll be a happy camper once you find the soft, sugary raisins.

8. Three Brothers Bakery

At first glance, you might not want the oatmeal raisin cookie from Three Brothers Bakery; it's a flat cookie that doesn't look like anything special, especially when compared to the beautiful black and white cookies or any of the dipped decorated cookies. But, this Houston staple creates one of the softest oatmeal cookies in Houston. The oats are tinier than most cookies; it's almost as though they are finely ground. Overall, it's a super-soft oatmeal cookie, from the base to the raisins.

It doesn't have chocolate, but the Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookie at The Chocolate Bar is quite tasty.
It doesn't have chocolate, but the Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookie at The Chocolate Bar is quite tasty.

7. The Chocolate Bar

Usually when you visit The Chocolate Bar, you're going for something chocolaty. But, we're telling you to get the Cape Cod Oatmeal Cookie, despite its lack of chocolate. This thick, dense oatmeal cookie (available at the Rice Village location only) is studded with fresh cranberries and loaded with oatmeal. However, it's the intense vanilla flavor that makes this cookie a winner. If you like to add extra vanilla extract to your cookie dough when baking, then you're going to go crazy over this oatmeal cookie.

6. Sinfull Bakery

Dylan Carnes knows how to make anyone love vegan baked goods. Her oatmeal raisin cookies are chock-full of oats and are infused with soy-free maple; it's such a joy to eat that you won't even remember that it's a vegan treat. It has the texture of her incredible Everything Bars: soft and crumbly. It's a beautiful cookie to look at with the ever-present oats sticking out of every nook and cranny. You can find Sinfull Bakery oatmeal raisin cookies at various local coffee shops, such as Black Hole, Catalina and Agora, as well as at Urban Harvest Farmers Markets.

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