Dr. Pepper Cookies

I have never been a huge fan of oatmeal cookies, I guess because usually people laden them raisins and spices to the point that they fail to taste anything like a steaming bowl of oatmeal.  Not that adding Dr. Pepper reminds me of that cold morning breakfast.  I was searching for a recipe to try with Coca Cola.  I have a recipe for a Coca Cola cake, but I wanted to make cookies.  (As a side note, don’t google for ‘coke cookies’ and don’t click the links that brings you to for ‘mary jane brownies’.)  Anywho, I finally found a recipe for Dr. Pepper cookies.  They sounded unique and strangely yummy.

The original recipe called for only 1/4 cup of Dr. Pepper.  I doubled it and even still could only taste a hint of the soda.  But it mellowed the taste of the oatmeal and created a cookie with such a good flavour that you really just can’t put your finger on.

This recipe uses quick cook oats, which are not the same as instant, but also not the same as your regular rolled oats.  When you peruse the cereal aisle, you should easily find oats that are specifically labeled as ‘quick cook’.


1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups quick cook oats

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon iodized salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup Dr. Pepper, room temperature (but not flat)


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add in vanilla and egg.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, blend oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add dry goods to the butter mixture, one handful at a time.
  • Fold in Dr. Pepper, do not over stir.
  • Pat dough into a ball or log and cover with plastic wrap or waxed paper.
  • Chill for fifteen minutes.
  • Roll into logs roughly 1 – 2 inches in diameter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for another fifteen minutes.
  • Cut into 1/4″ wheels.
  • Flatten slightly before laying on cookie sheet lined with paper.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container until served.

Will update with pictures once done baking.


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