Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Yum!

My husband loves a cookie that is soft and chewy  and incorporates one of his three favorite loves: chocolate, raisins or oatmeal. I have been searching for a strong oatmeal chocolate chip recipe that created not only a soft cookie but what that was thicker and more substantial. Trust me, that was achieved with this recipe. No crumbling cookies here!  And I certainly found the way to my husband’s heart when I presented him fresh from the oven cookies while he was working at night in our office.

They are irresistible.


Yields approximately 3 dozen cookies

2 sticks butter, softened

1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups old-fashion or quick cooking oats (uncooked)

2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips*

*Substitutions in lieu of chocolate chips

  • 2 cups raisins and 1 tsp cinnamon (add cinnamon in with flour mixture)
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut and 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries or cherries and 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips


Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla.

Beat in eggs until light and fluffy.

Add flour, baking power and salt and mix on low speed until blended.

Stir in oats and chocolate chips (or other substitutions)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Shape dough into 2 inch balls (approximately 2 rounded tablespoons of dough) and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. I highly recommend using parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet for the best results!

Bake 16 to 18 minutes. (Edges should begin to turn a golden brown and center still looks slightly soft.) Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack.

Ta-Da! A beautiful and almost perfectly round oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

This recipe was found on the side of a Market Pantry (Target brand) old fashioned oats package.
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  1. They look amazing!

  2. I baked oatmeal flakes cookies yesterday! Should try to add some chocolate sometime!

  3. I agree with your husband. Soft and chewy is the only way a cookie should be! Oatmeal raisin is one of my favorites for that very reason. Love the addition of chocolate chips.

  4. I was just thinking about cowboy cookies the other day, and today, you posted this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us! I’m thinking about making some soon!

  5. I love the idea of the substitutions. How many cookies does this make?

  6. Hi again Emilie,
    I did go ahead and print out this recipe and am showing it to my “curmudgeon” life-long bachelor friend I mentioned in my note yesterday (I don’t see it here in your comments, but hopefully you saw it! – the one who is begging me to make an Oatmeal cookie instead of my usual toll-house). Well, it turns out my husband ALSO wants me to
    make something other than those toll-house cookies! Grrr! See what you started! :)
    Kath :)

  7. These are definitely going on my list to make soon. I want to try the butterscotch chip idea too!

  8. I tried this out the other day with pecans and they turned out great! (It’s so good I’m sharing your recipe with my friends on my blog) I love the texture and the versatility of this recipe. My mom’s asking me to bake some more. Thanks!

  9. That sure is looking delicious. Thank you for sharing your yummy ingredient to us. I’ll be looking forward for your next post.

  10. This reminds of all the times I baked oatmeal cookies as a kid…I’m thinking of baking these today..I’m sure it’ll bring up a lot of happy memories…

  11. These look moist and delicious. Might I mention that that is a beautiful plate that it was placed on. This is a great baking recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Usually just regular chocolate chip cookies are to bland and boring for me, and I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal, but together, they make the perfect cookie. Who would’ve thought?

  12. These look amazing! I sure love oatmeal and definitely love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever more! I’m craving for some at the moment. If anyone is looking for a good selection on baking tools, you can take a look here http://www.pronto.com/bakeware

  13. Joyce Phillip says:

    These cookies look amazing! I’ve never had much luck baking oatmeal cookies, but this recipe seems great! They look, thick and chewy! Yum! I love that you can vary the ingredients too, between chocolate, fruit, and nuts. It’s definitely a cookie that could please everyone. Another plus, I keep those ingredients on hand all the time! They’re great to whip up if you know you have company coming, because the ingredients are so simple!

  14. I just made these, and they are REALLY spectacular. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  15. These look wonderful. Did you use old fashioned or quick oats?

  16. Made these the other day and they were gone in hours! My boys loved these!

  17. If I let the dough chill overnight in the fridge, do you think the oatmeal would get too soggy?

  18. Hey I had a question!! At the bottom of the ingredient list it says 2 cups mild OR chocolate chips. Does that mean if you don’t put in chocolate chips you would put in the milk? Or visa versa.


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