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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.

Craving a Thick Cookie to Sink Your Teeth Into?


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


  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


DDE on September 25, 2017:

It is a simple recipe and and will have to try it. I like chocolate.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 09, 2017:

Looking at the fork tines on your cookie made me think of peanut butter cookies which were always pressed with a fork. I like the idea of adding chocolate chips to an oatmeal cookie. Will have to give your recipe a try sometime soon.

The tip about putting a second pan under the first to prevent the bottoms of the cookies from burning is great! I had never previously heard that tip. Will pin this to my cookies board so that I can easily find it again. Thanks!

Athlyn Green (author) from West Kootenays on April 12, 2017:

Then you will probably love these cookies, Bill. They are soooo good! We've made them for years. :)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 12, 2017:

I will read about and eat just about anything with the words "chocolate chip" in it. Thanks for the recipe and thank you for visiting my site. Keep visiting and commenting and I'll do the same.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 02, 2017:

I like that your recipe uses oatmeal and less flour. I'll try these and try freezing them too. Thanks.

Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on March 02, 2017:

Freezing cookies is a really good idea. We had some extra Xmas cookies we laid flat in large ziplock bags and froze them.

Last week I dethawed them and they were great. The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were like they were fresh.

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