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(The Best EVER) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What makes regular cookies even more delicious? Oatmeal!! This is the BEST oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever have. These soft and chewy cookies are so easy to make, and so tasty!

(The Best EVER) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m going to share a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that is sacred to me today, so I’m going to ask for your reverence as we walk together through this post.

This cookie recipe is baking gospel, a cookie so moist and chewy with a salty-sweet taste that will have you saying LOTS of hallelujahs.

It’s PERFECT, and I will go so far as to say that it is the ONLY oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe you will ever need.

You know that scene from the movie Elf where Buddy comes through the door saying “I’m in love! I’m in love! And I don’t care who knows it!”?

THAT is how I felt when I first made these cookies, and my feelings are just as strong today as the day we met. In fact, these cookies are great for Christmas exchanges.

Selecting the Right Oats

It’s tempting to make a substitution depending on the oats you have in your cabinet, but you really need to use rolled oats for this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. All oats are not equal!

Rolled oats will retain their texture and shape when they are baked. Instant oats turn mushy and other oats will stay hard.

BEST oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe

High moisture content keeps your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies chewy. When you bind the water in your butter, eggs, and sugar with flour, the evaporation is slowed.

This dough is a little bit stiff, which means it will spread less. This will keep your cookies thicker and keep the moisture from baking out (ie., chewy).

Bigger lumps of dough will keep the cookies thicker. Not only that, but you’ll bring the cookies out while the edges are golden brown and the middles are pale. This will keep them chewy on the edges and softer in the middle.

Chocolate Chips vs. Chocolate Chunks

With these particular cookies I like chocolate chips, but may I ask you to consider chocolate chunks? I like the extra chocolate-y boost they give this recipe, plus the chunks balance out the thickness of the oatmeal quite well.

You can purchase chunks, but you can also buy chocolate bars and cut them up. Which makes it easy if you can’t find chocolate chunks at your local store.

Why do my cookies go flat?

It’s likely that your oven is too hot! It’s because the butter is melting quickly before the other ingredients. Turn your oven down a bit and try again.


Have I convinced you yet? Make. These. Here’s how!

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I love to chop up chocolate bars for this; both milk or dark are great)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Tips and thoughts for this recipe:

  • Don’t skip chilling the dough. Sometimes it’s a drag to wait but it keeps the cookies from spreading and enhances the flavor.
  • swear by USA Pans. They are my absolutely favorite and cook baked items so evenly.
  • Check the cookies regularly through the baking process and go by how they look versus the time on the recipe. I mentioned above, the edges should be golden brown and the middles pale when you pull them out.
  • Cold ingredients should be at room temperature (egg, butter) but don’t leave them out too long.
  • Bread flour can make these cookies chewier, and cake flour can make them more delicate (as alternatives to white flour).

These cookies! I love them like family. Plus, they are very adaptable so feel free to switch things up with raisins or peanut butter chips! Can I get a AMEN?

Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

Pair these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a tall glass of milk and you’ll hear angels singing! Now what’s YOUR most sacred chocolate chip cookies recipe? Friends tell!

Get the printable recipe for the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies below.

Yield: 24 cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(The Best EVER) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What makes regular chocolate chip cookies even more delicious? Oatmeal!! These are the BEST chocolate chip oatmeal cookies you'll ever have.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg(s) (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.Oats, chocolate chips, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate and walnuts (if you're using).Oatmeal choc chip cookies ingredients
  4. Chill the dough for 20 minutes in the fridge or freezer.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop dough out onto the baking sheet, two inches apart.Scoops of cookie dough on a baking tray
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until the edges are golden, leaving the tops a little undercooked.Best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe
  7. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool. Recipe makes around two dozen cookies.Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

Notes

Walnuts are not included in nutritional information as they are optional.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

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