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Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Athlyn Green enjoys whipping up tasty dishes in her home kitchen. She's received many requests for her recipes and is happy to share.


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal

This is one of my favorite recipes for chocolate chip cookies. It's pretty near fail-proof and one I've relied on for years. The flavors work to produce a rich-tasting cookie that is so satisfying to bite into. The chocolate and oatmeal make a perfect combo, offering a delightful texture that is both slightly crunchy, yet soft in the middle, and a sublime taste.

Most cooks find that as the years go by, they amass a store of recipes they make again and again. This is one of those recipes. And it's straight-forward, too, with no fancy ingredients that you normally don't keep on hand, you simply put everything into one bowl. And speaking of bowls, you'll need a large one because this recipe makes lots of cookies.

Oatmeal or no, kids love these cookies, too. For everyone in the family, the hardest part will be trying to stay out of these once they come out of the oven.

Step #1

Assembling Your Ingredients


  • 2 cups room temperature butter (1 lb)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips

Step #2

Making Your Cookie Dough

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  1. Cream first four ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Add in 1 cup or more of chocolate chips.
  4. Chill in fridge 1 hour. This step is important and helps cookies to retain their shape while being baked.
  5. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets. Press lightly with a fork.

Step #3

Baking Your Cookies

Baking Tips For Perfect Results

Slip a second baking sheet under your cookie sheet and bake these cookies at 325 degrees for 10–15 minutes and then reduce heat to 300 degrees so that cookie middles cook. Keep checking cookies as they bake. You will never have burned bottoms if you double pan and periodically check.

Step #4

Setting Your Cookies to Cool

Shape Tip

Remove cookies from oven and lift from sheet. Set cookies on a flat surface to cool, so they retain their shape and don't bend and become misshapen.

A Perfect Treat to Have with Tea


Freeze Well

These cookies freeze well and are every bit as good when thawed. This is a good recipe to use if you want to stock your freezer with cookies.

© 2017 Athlyn Green

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