The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have so many oatmeal cookie recipes. And chocolate chip cookie recipes.

But didn’t have ‘my perfect’ good old-fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe until now.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

These are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’ve had and I’m super picky about oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal cookies, when done right – and by that I mean soft, chewy, and not over-baked – are some of my favorites. The chewiness, the perfectly hearty texture, the nuttiness of the oats, and all the chocolate made these a new favorite twist on a classic.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

MY OTHER RECIPES

I adapted my Oatmeal Scotchies recipe and used chocolate chips instead of butterscotch. I like that the recipe only makes 11-12 medium/large cookies, perfect if you don’t need too much of a good thing laying around. Double it if you have a big family or an amazing metabolism.

I love this base because the cookies are soft, chewy, and hearty without feeling like I need to take them on a mountain hike. Sometimes oatmeal cookies get a little too oaty and hearty. I want a cookie, not a granola bar.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

But if there aren’t enough oats used, I find myself wanting more texture and chewiness.

The cookies are thick enough, but not too thick. Overly thick thick oatmeal cookies can turn dry or cakey, a total deal-breaker. Conversely, they’re not too thin which is good because there’s nothing more unsatisfying than biting into a paper thin cookie.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

If you like raisins or nuts in your oatmeal cookies, feel free to add a handful of either. But for anyone who dislikes them, your wishes have been granted. Just loads of melty chocolate in these babies.

I dare you to try to keep your hands out of the cookie jar.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal cookies, when done right – and by that I mean soft, chewy, and not over-baked – are some of my favorites. The chewiness, the perfectly hearty texture, the nuttiness of the oats, and all the chocolate made these a new favorite twist on a classic and the best I’ve had. I love this base because the cookies are soft, chewy, and hearty enough without being too thick, dry, or cakey. If you like raisins in your oatmeal cookies, feel free to add a handful. The recipe makes 11-12 cookies, perfect if you don’t need a big batch, but is easily doubled.

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, added to taste
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins or nuts, optional and to taste

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips, optional raisins or nuts, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 11 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip – Strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
  5. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 11 minutes (for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Adapted from Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

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270 comments on “The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. hi averie! can i triple/quadruple this recipe? will the result be different if i did?

  2. Just made these as per the instructions with the exception of chilling the dough in a ball in the fridge and then put them on the sheet just before baking. Turned out great! Thanks for a great small batch recipe!! ps I used walnuts and baked 10 minutes in a convection oven.

  3. OMG ! OMG! The best ever cookie ! Unbelievable taste and easy to make. I cooked them just a little longer. 12-13 mins. I refegerated mine over night and what a breakfast. 👍 
    Thank you for sharing. 

  4. I will never use another oatmeal chocolate chip recipe again. These are amazing! No
    changes needed to the recipe. Wow!

  5. I’ve been making these a lot over the last few months, since I found your recipe on Pinterest. I think I’ve made probably 30 batches so far. I use dark brown sugar and salted butter (and still add 1/2 tsp salt), and I omit cinnamon, just because of personal preference with those flavors. In a pinch, I put the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes before baking instead of refrigerating for 2 hours or more, and I think the results are just as good.

    Anyway, I wanted to tell you this is such a killer recipe. Everyone who tries these loves them, and people have started asking me to make them for parties and such. Thank you so, so much for giving me an amazing go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe! I’ve been searching a long time, and I hit the jackpot with this one!

  6. Oh my goodness, I love your post! It had me laughing, and I thought I was just getting a recipe! Thanks for brightening up my day with your humor and for the amazing recipe! :)

  7. WOW. Figured I should finally comment and thank you for such a great recipe, seeing as it’s been my go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe for a long time now. Every time I’m craving a cookie, I head straight for this recipe. There’s seriously no beating it, it wasn’t love at first bake. Thanks! xoxo- zoe

  8. OMG This is the recipe I’ve been looking for! I tweaked it a little bit to match what I was craving, but your proportions (and the cinnamon!!!) are perfect!

  9. Happy to report I made a 6x batch (was sending cookies to my hubby and his whole platoon at military training) and it scaled perfectly – they tasted amazing!! I used a few less chocolate chips (about 5 1/2 cups total). It made almost 100 cookies so that divides to about 16 cookies a batch, they were good sized cookies. Realizing now I forgot to add cinnamon but I didn’t miss it, they tasted great!

    • What an enormous batch this must have been for you to deal with! And what a great thing that you were sending to hubby and military platoon…that’s lovely! Glad everything worked out wonderfully!

  10. I have tried several oatmeal cookie recipes. I’m usually left feeling, “meh” I decided to give this a try. I have one recommendation to anyone about to make these. Double the recipe. Trust me. Theses are perfect. I said it, perfect. My whole family was impressed. Well done! Thank you! 

  11. Omg!! Absolutely loved them and so did family. I used smaller cookie scoop…ended up with about 30 cookies. 😁 perfect. I avtually got a piece with no chips and yummy will try without chocolate chips next time. Yes weird, but yummy.

  12. Seriously the best cookies ever. I doubled the batch. They were chewy, flavorful and amazing. My new favorite cookie recipe! Even better than my mom’s.

  13. I figured it was about time for me to comment! I’ve been making these for over a year (I think I was 19 or 20 when I found it) and made countless batches! These are absolutely amazing and I will NEVER use another recipe! I did make just a few changes though. I always melt the butter because I too lazy to mix it softened. I also cut back just a little on the cinnamon and add nutmeg to make up the amount. I also only use 1/2-3/4 cups dark chocolate chips. So yummy!

  14. This is the second time I have made a double batch of the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Amazing recipe. Most of this is going to a elk hunting camp. This will continually be a go to recipe for me from now on!

  15. Seriously great recipe!
    Made it as written and they turned out perfect! Not to sweet and nice big soft cookies.. Family loved them!
    Just made a second batch that I doubled as the first was gobbled up by a pack of Cookie monsters.. Decided to make it festive with some chocolate chips and Christmas colored chips.. Kids are waiting so patiently ;)

  16. Did this recipe have molasses in it at one point?

  17. My family loves cookies, especially oatmeal chocolate chip, but when i make them they always flatten out and don’t have the right texture. Not this recipe!! Best recipe EVER, by far. I will never use another one. For once, I felt like I could actually make cookies and my family was thoroughly impressed! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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