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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 2, 2020

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Crispy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips! These brown sugar oatmeal cookies are crispy around the edges and soft and chewy in the center. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a plate.

I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like and these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are at the top of my favorites! Whip up a batch of these cookies in almost no time at all using ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator. 

Oatmeal Cookies arranged on a white plate.

What type of oatmeal do I use?

There are several types of oatmeal available at the grocery store. For baking I like to use old fashioned oats or rolled oats. They are a bit thicker and heartier than quick oats or 1 minute oats. If all you have available are quick oats, you can use them. The oatmeal will not be as defined in the cookies and won’t have all the texture you’d have with the old fashioned oats. Do not use instant oats for these cookies. 

An arrangement of oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, eggs and other ingredients on a board.

I know oatmeal cookies traditionally have raisins, but the unexpected is sometimes delicious. I’ve added chocolate chips to these cookies. You just can’t go wrong with a little extra chocolate.

Crispy cookie dipped into a glass of milk.

To make cookies

  1. Cream butter and sugar together
  2. Add eggs
  3. Add vanilla
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  5. Fold in oats and chocolate chips
  6. Scoop mixed cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet
Butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl.1
Vanilla added to cookie dough in a bowl.3
Dried oatmeal and chocolate chips in a mixing bowl with cookie dough.5
Eggs in a bowl with a mixed cookie batter.2
Flour and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.4
Mixed cookie dough in a bowl with a mixing paddle.6

Unbaked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.

Tips for making cookies

  • Use softened butter
  • Mix well between each addition of ingredients
  • Scrape down sides of bowl to make certain all ingredients are well mixed
  • Preheat oven before baking
  • Do not grease your baking sheet
  • Use a small scoop to keep cookies the same size
  • Cool cookies for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Then move cookies to a baking rack to continue cooling.

To store cookies

Allow cookies to fully cool on a baking rack. Gently stack cookies in a cookie jar or an airtight container. Cookies are best eaten within 3-4 days.

To freeze cookies

Place cooled cookies in a freezer container or a freezer bag. Place in a freezer for up to 3 months. To use simply remove from freezer and allow to thaw. 

Cookies on a small white plate.

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A stack of brown oatmeal cookies.

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5 from 5 votes
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Crisp oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips

Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Cream together butter and brown sugar.

  3. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Mix in vanilla.

  4. Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix until combined.

  5. Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.

  6. Scoop cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet pan.  Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tips for making cookies

  • Use softened butter
  • Mix well between each addition of ingredients
  • Scrape down sides of bowl to make certain all ingredients are well mixed
  • Preheat oven before baking
  • Do not grease your baking sheet
  • Use a small scoop to keep cookies the same size
  • Cool cookies for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Then move cookies to a baking rack to continue cooling.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe was originally published in April of 2017. The pictures and post have been updated.  

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    April 6, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    5 stars
    LOVE oatmeal cookies – these look superb, Kathy. Perfect with my morning cup of coffee!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 6, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    April 3, 2020 at 5:20 am

    5 stars
    Now this is my kinda cookie! I love oatmeal cookies, but Laura has always complained that oatmeal raisin cookies are a waste of a cookie. I’ve always disagreed…vehemently! But now we can have the best of both worlds. Oatmeal cookies for me with chocolate chips for Laura!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 3, 2020 at 5:32 am

      It’s good when you can keep everyone happy! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    April 2, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    5 stars
    Nothing like a few delicious homemade cookies during stressful times Kathy. I think I need a dozen of these! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    April 2, 2020 at 7:48 am

    5 stars
    Love oatmeal cookies, especially ones with chocolate! Pinned and trying this weekend! They look so good, Kathy 🙂

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