Oatmeal cookies usually don’t get as much love as they deserve, and it’s time to shine some light on all of the ways that they can be just as great as your typical chocolate chunk or peanut butter varieties. You could fire up the oven and start scooping dough, or just run out and grab a dozen from a local shop. If you’re not up to baking your own, here are a few spots that have oatmeal cookies you must try.
3156 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Proof Bakery’s oatmeal currant cookie is all of the goodness you would expect when brown sugar, butter, oats and sweet, piquant currants come together. For those folks who don’t like raisins in cookies, the currants are a pleasant alternative. Savor the first bite, and you’ll catch hints of cinnamon in the mix too.
629 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
Multiple Other Locations
Many might now know this, but Sprinkles is way more than just a cupcakery shop. When they added cookies and ice cream to the menu, many of their fans rejoiced. The salted oatmeal cookie is great for those who prefer the simplicity of toasted, rolled oats with any dried fruit to get in the way. You’ll also find these cookies quite crunchy thanks to the addition of crushed corn flakes, and there’s also that perfect salty bite from a topping of fleur de sel. There’s plenty you can do with the cookies too. Make an ice cream sandwich, add it to a scoop of ice cream or ask the experts at the store for other great and delicious ideas!
7807 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Cake Monkey makes something called a ‘Lil Merri’ that may remind you of an old school oatmeal cream pie. The thin, delicate cookies are nothing more than a lacey combination of brown sugar, butter, flour and oats. Slather a layer of maple vanilla buttercream between two of them, and you have Cake Monkey’s killer cookie. Cake Monkey just opened the doors to its first storefront, so now you can get their goodies anytime.
5466 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Milk Jar offers two oatmeal cookies depending on your preference – one is chock full of plump raisins, while the other is studded with chocolate chips. Both are thick, chewy, compact bundles, like all of Milk Jar’s cookies. If you prefer your cookie stacked and packed, look no further than this Mid-Wilshire dessert factory.
8116 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cookie Casa bakes not just one or two oatmeal types of cookies. In fact, they offer you a choice of four! Varieties include chocolate chip and raisin, of course, as well as peanut butter and butterscotch. There’s something about butterscotch, with its mild toffee notes, that makes it the winner though. If you’re feeling indecisive, just try all four.
6372 Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Stella Barra is known for more than just pizza, pasta and salads. Upon walking in the door, you’ll find monstrous cookies in the bakery case. The oatmeal apple cookie is a soft, chunky mass of oats and roughly chopped nuggets of sweet apples. You may end up buying one before sitting down for a meal. You can find these cookies at both Stella Barra locations, as well as M Street Kitchen, which is part of the same restaurant group.
10850 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Platine’s signature cookie may not call itself an oatmeal cookie, but it definitely fits in this list. The cookie, which can be found at their Culver City outpost, is a mix of oatmeal, raisins, currants, granola and chocolate chips. The sweet, buttery treat takes on pretty much everything that can make an oatmeal cookie great.