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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There’s something undeniably comforting about a freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Its chewy texture, combined with the rich morsels of chocolate nestled within, makes for a treat that’s both nostalgic and indulgent. Whether you’re reaching for one as a midday pick-me-up or pairing it with a glass of cold milk after dinner, these cookies never fail to hit the sweet spot.

A Cookie for All Seasons

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are not just a dessert; they’re an experience. Each bite takes you on a journey through layers of flavor and texture. The oats provide a hearty, satisfying base that contrasts beautifully with the smooth, melting chocolate chips. It’s a combination that celebrates simplicity while delivering complexity in taste.

More Than Just a Sweet Treat

But these cookies are more than just a delicious indulgence. They carry with them a sense of home and hearth. Baking a batch fills the kitchen with a warm, inviting aroma that beckons family members to gather around. It’s a ritual that goes beyond the act of mixing and measuring—it’s about creating memories and moments of connection.

Versatility at Its Best

One of the most wonderful things about oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is their versatility. They can be customized to suit any preference or occasion. Add in a handful of nuts for extra crunch, or perhaps some dried fruit for a tangy twist. They can be made festive with seasonal spices or kept simple and classic. There’s a version for everyone, making them a universal crowd-pleaser.

A Healthy Twist

For those mindful of nutrition, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies offer a semblance of wholesomeness. Oats are known for their fiber content and health benefits, which adds a redeeming quality to this otherwise decadent treat. Of course, moderation is key, but it’s nice to know that your sweet snack includes a few nutritional perks.

The Perfect Gift

If you’re ever in doubt about what to bring to a gathering or how to show someone you care, these cookies are the answer. They’re easily packaged into charming gift bags or boxes, and their homemade appeal makes them a thoughtful and personal gesture. Who wouldn’t feel loved with a batch of homemade cookies crafted just for them?

In a world where trends come and go, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stand the test of time. They remind us that some things don’t need to change to remain beloved. So next time you’re craving something sweet, remember the humble oatmeal chocolate chip cookie—it might just be the perfect treat you’re looking for.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | This Old Baker

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies combine wholesome oats with rich chocolate chips to create a chewy and delightful treat that's both easy to bake and irresistibly delicious.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies


  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • cups rolled oats old-fashioned, quick-cooking rolled oats used here
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla extract into the butter/sugar mixture until the batter is fluffy.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat to combine fully.
  • Mix in all of the chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop chilled cookie dough with a medium cookie scoop and space dough 1½ inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Press the dough down just slightly on the top. The cookies will not spread or change shape too much during cooking, but pressing them down a bit will help them cook evenly and form a nice shape.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until cookies are set in the center.
  • Cool for 2 to 3 minutes on cookie sheet and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Serve warm or cool.
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