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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 2, 2020 (Last Updated: May 1, 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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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kathy
Crisp oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 121 kcal

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
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cream together butter and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs and mix until well combined. Mix in vanilla.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix until combined.
  • Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet pan.  Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

Video

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

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
Keyword oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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

 

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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Manali@cookwithmanali.com
    April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    I will take the whole plate please! yum!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    April 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Girl, I would so much rather have more chocolate chips in my life than raisins! These cookies look perfect!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      I’ve never been a huge fan of the raisins in cookies…but I am a huge fan of chocolate chips! 🙂

  • Reply
    stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    April 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Yes! Oatmeal cookies need chocolate chips! These look fab! I love all the carmelization going on here, the perfect browning! Delicious. Take care.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      Yep….they were delicious!

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    April 17, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Yummy! I made crispy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies last week too, but I made mine crispy by adding some Rice Krispies to it. I froze about half the batch. Yeah there’s so much more you can add to oatmeal chocolate chip cookies just to give it that little extra pizazz like sunflower seeds or craisins. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Those do sound like some great additions to oatmeal cookies! I will need to give some a try!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    April 17, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Woah…8 hours each way is indeed quite a drive! That certainly calls for delicious cookies, and I love cookies with oatmeal in ’em. I can’t believe I’ve never tried subbing chocolate chips in for the raisins in oatmeal cookies! I need to go try this ASAP…because now I can’t stop thinking about cookies. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      That’s the problem with living way on the other side of the state….long road trips. You’ve got to make oatmeal cookies…with chocolate chips! Super yummy!!!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    April 17, 2017 at 5:29 am

    I haven’t met a cookie I didn’t like either 😉 Oatmeal cookies are such a classic, but then add chocolate and it just takes the whole thing to another (yummy) level. No better treat than cookies for a road trip if you ask me 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      It’s a good thing road trips only come every so often….otherwise I’d be consuming my weight in cookies!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    April 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Nothing better than an oatmeal cookie and a glass of milk Kathy! Love the added chocolate chips too! And aren’t you the good mother to travel that far to watch the cheer competition!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      It was a fun, but quick trip! I didn’t want to miss it! Who knows how many times her team will get to go to state!

  • Reply
    Sues
    April 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are seriously may favorite and this version looks oh so tasty!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks! They are one of my favorites too!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    April 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, 8 hours of driving with cookies- what heaven! Happy Easter!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      It was a bit dangerous because I ate A LOT of cookies!!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    April 15, 2017 at 10:33 am

    These cookies are definitely the best of both worlds! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      They most certainly are!!!

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