April 30 is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, so plan ahead by having dozens of oatmeal cookies and flavor variations featuring oatmeal to offer your bakery customers for this special event on Monday.

Raisins, chocolate chips and cranberries are just a few of the popular ingredients you can add to make flavorful oatmeal cookies.

According to food historians, oatmeal arrived in the confections department and first appeared as a cookie in the late 1800s.