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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

I've had this recipe for so long I don't remember where I got it. Sometimes, old-fashioned recipes are the best. This is one of them.

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie with walnuts, fresh out of the oven

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookie with walnuts, fresh out of the oven

I've had this recipe for so long I don't remember where I got it. I've always loved oatmeal cookies, but adding chocolate chips and walnuts takes them to a whole new level. Using oil instead of butter makes them lighter, too.

Chewy and chocolaty, these cookies also have a great crunch that comes from the walnuts and oatmeal. They're so decadent that you can't eat just one.

If you or someone in your family are allergic to nuts, simply leave them out. They'll taste just as good!

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 15 min

12 min

1 hour 27 min

3 or 4 dozen

Prep Time

The prep time includes storing the batter for one hour in the refrigerator before baking. This step helps the cookies keep a nice shape while baking—and helps prevent them from flattening out in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup flour, sifted with the baking soda and salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each baking soda and salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or pecans or almonds), chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg. Add brown and white sugars and beat until frothy. Add oil gradually, continuing to beat until well blended. With a wooden spoon, stir in flour sifted with baking soda and salt.
  3. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well. Store the batter covered in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonsfuls on lightly greased or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes.

© 2019 Rachel L Alba

Comments

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2020:

Your oatmeal cookie with the chocolate chips and nuts would satisfy many a sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

Rachel Alba on September 18, 2019:

Hi Chitrangada, So nice to hear from you. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Blessings to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 17, 2019:

This sounds wonderful, nutritious and delicious. I have tried oatmeal cookies earlier, but your combination of ingredients sounds interesting.

This would be great idea for the children snacks.

Thanks for sharing the helpful details.

Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on September 13, 2019:

Thanks R Talloni, I really appreciate you nice comments.

Blessings to you.

RTalloni on September 13, 2019:

It will soon be cookie season and this easy one would add a great deal of yum and attractiveness to a holiday cookie plate, not to mention they would be so good any time any where!

Rachel Alba on August 27, 2019:

Thank you Liza for your great comment and visit to my hubs. Have a great day also.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on August 27, 2019:

Hi Liza, thank you for visiting and your great comment. Have a great day also.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on August 27, 2019:

Hi Muhammad, Thank you so much for your nice comment. I appreciate it.

Blessings to you.

Liza from USA on August 27, 2019:

Hi Rachel, these old-fashioned oatmeal cookies look delicious! I thought of making oatmeal cookies the other day and voila! I think I'm going to make using your recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Muhammad Abdullah on August 27, 2019:

Wow, this is the first time, I have ever seen an oatmeal cookie. Worth a try.

Rachel Alba on August 25, 2019:

Hi Madison. They are a very popular cookie. A lot of people cannot eat the nuts. They are just as good. Thank you for your comments.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on August 25, 2019:

Hi Linda, Yes, that is a great combination. That's why I called them Old Fashion. I think any old fashion food is the best.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on August 25, 2019:

Thank you Poetryman. You are always sweet.

Blessings to you.

Madison Lynch from usa on August 24, 2019:

just w/o the walnuts thou

Madison Lynch from usa on August 24, 2019:

yum,my mom makes these around fall season and sometimes winter.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 24, 2019:

Oatmeal, walnuts, and chocolate chips sounds like a great combination. I think it would be very hard for me to eat just one of your cookies!

poetryman6969 on August 24, 2019:

Beautify food. As always!

Rachel Alba on August 24, 2019:

Hi Pamela, Thank you again for your encouragement with my recipes. I appreciate your comments.

Blessings to you.

Rachel Alba on August 24, 2019:

Hi Liz, Yes chocolate chip cookies are probably the most popular cookies, loved by everyone. I love adding oatmeal because I think it adds a healthy ingredient, plus I love oatmeal. Thanks for your great comment.

Blessings to you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 24, 2019:

I have made many cookies throughout the years, and I always appreciate a new recipe if it has nuts and chocolate chips. This oatmeal recipe does sound delicious. Thank you.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 23, 2019:

I have made chocolate chip cookies before, but your added ingredients give a twist to the recipe and make for a tasty combination.