The Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Do I really need a reason to want a cookie? I say no. Who am I kidding? A single no isn’t strong enough. It’s probably more like how my kids say no when I announce that it’s bedtime… “NOOOOOO!!!” Darth Vader ain’t got nothin’ on them, y’all.

And an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie… well, they are deliciously amazing. They’re my favorite – and my kids’, too. In fact, they’re one of our family favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. If our family was going to pick a family cookie, this would probably be it.

In fact, if I try to make “regular” chocolate chip cookies, my kids will inform me that I’ve forgotten the oats. And since my kids generally don’t consume anything with fiber in it, I’m going with it. Because, we all need more fiber in our diets, right? So that means I need another cookie. And a glass of milk.

Yeah, today’s my kind of day, y’all.

The Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Recipe

I wish I could say I’d invented them, but we found the recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. We’ve since altered it slightly because more chocolate is always better, and we don’t always have the right kind of oats on hand.

It’s delicious, probably not at all nutritious, and some good old-fashioned oatmeal style cookie. Makes great cookie dough eating, too!

Yeah, I know that eating cookie dough isn’t “healthy” and it can give you food poisoning. That’s why we eat it frozen… use your own judgment. Cooked foods are always safer.

In any case, let’s get to baking some cookies.

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Yield: 36 cookies

The Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

These are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I've ever tasted. They're soft, chewy, chocolatey, and super easy to make from scratch. This recipe is also flexible. It's easy to halve, double, or freeze so you don't eat them all right away.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.25 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cup oats, quick-cooking
  • 1.5 cup chocolate chip, semi-sweet


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In one bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a second bowl, combine and mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the first bowl while mixing.
  6. Stir in the oats.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  8. Drop heaping spoonfuls onto a greased cookie tray. Or, if you want to revolutionize your cookie baking, drop them onto the only silicone mats you’ll ever need instead.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Allow them to cool on a wire rack.


If you don't have quick oats, don't despair! We’ve also used old-fashioned rolled oats – it makes them more moist and chewy. In fact, our current favorite is a 50/50 mix of old-fashioned rolled and quick-cooking oats.

If you'd like to add 1 cup of chopped walnuts to the recipe, you can - just add them in with the chocolate chips. My son is allergic to walnuts, though, so we don't add them.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 24mgSodium 129mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 2g

Enjoy your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – or freeze the dough for later!

Seriously. If you don’t have time to bake them right now, scoop out those cookies and freeze them on your life-changing Silicone cooking mat and cookie tray for later. The frozen cookie dough makes for a great snack – or a great way to make cookies in a quick minute.

Oh, and while this continues to be our absolute favorite family cookie, my kids have officially given their approval to the perfect chocolate chip cookie. If my kids ask for a cookie, odds are it’s one of these two recipes!

It’s awesome that this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe continues to be their #1 favorite recipe, but I’m so glad they have a #2 on the list!

Now, enough blogging. It’s cookie time.

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Kimberly C. Starr

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