Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe - soft and chewy cookies with oats and chocolate chips. Thanks to melted butter, the dough is easy to stir up - no mixer needed!
OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
I bake cookies almost every week. Our favorites include Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies and Oatmeal M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now these beauties joined the collection and everyone loves them! These are one of the best oatmeal cookies you will make. So easy to whip up the dough and bake into golden cookies with crispy edges and chewy center.
HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?
In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In another mixing bowl, stir together butter vanilla, both sugars and egg.
Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined. The dough will be sticky. Add chocolate chips and mix in well.
Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place in a fridge for at least 2 hours to overnight.
When ready to bake, line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Scoop the dough with a medium size cookie scoop (1 and ½ Tablespoon size). Place scoops of dough on prepared baking sheet, spacing them 2" apart. Add a few chocolate chips on each scoop, if desired.
Bake cookies for 13 to 15 minutes. For me, 14 minutes was the magic number. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
CHILLING THE DOUGH
I love this recipe because I can whip up the dough in minutes without pulling out my mixer. I use melted butter to make it so all I need to do is stir it all up in a bowl. Then cover with plastic wrap and chill. I know, I know. Chilling a cookie dough is torture but here it is important. It will make the cookies bake thicker and they won't spread into puddles. I always make this dough in the evening and let it chill overnight. Baking cookies while my kiddos are still asleep and having a batch ready for them when they wake up - I love that! Happy Mamma moments. 😀
In the morning, it's ready to be scooped (no rolling required!) and baked.
WHAT TO ADD TO OATMEAL COOKIES?
You can use any chocolate in this dough. I had a bag of milk chocolate chips on hand and that's what I used. I love milk chocolate in my cookies! You can add chopped nuts and raisins or craisins. You can skip the cinnamon but I love oatmeal cookies with this warm spice. I also love adding cloves, mostly because I am obsessed with it. 😀
MORE OATMEAL COOKIES RECIPES:
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Old-Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies
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OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES RECIPE
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1.5 cup old-fashioned oats not quick cooking
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves optional
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted, cooled, 1 stick
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup chocolate chips (any kind will work: milk semi-sweet or white)
- In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves (if using), salt.
- In another mixing bowl, stir together butter vanilla, both sugars and egg. Stir until well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined. The dough will be sticky.
- Add chocolate chips and mix in well.
- Cover the bowl with saran wrap and place in fridge for at least 2 hours to overnight.
- When ready to bake, line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Scoop the dough with medium size cookie scoop (1 and ½ Tablespoon size). Place scoops of dough on prepared baking sheet, spacing them 2" apart. Add few chocolate chips on each scoop, if desired.
- Bake cookies for 13 to 15 minutes. For me 14 minutes was the magic number.
- Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto cooling rack.
I need high altitude instructions. I live at 7,000 feet. This recipe sounds wonderful and I’d love to make them, I just need help with additions and subtractions for high altitudes. Thank you so much for your help!
Just made these for my sons Boy Scout meeting. 1st set was a little dry. May have to do 13 minutes. Overall simple to make and great looking cookies.
I’ve never been a cookie maker. In the past they always end up too hard or burnt. Lately i’ve been looking for recipes and came across this one and i’m so glad. I will confess i didn’t melt the butter just let it sit out for a day. I also only refrigerated the dough for an hour. They still turned out perfect!
Hi Ria! That's fantastic! Thank you so much for trying my recipe. I am glad the cookies were a hit!
I’m wondering if I can skip the chilling. Does it make a difference??
Hi Paula! I recommend chilling the dough, however, you can bake two or three cookies right away and see if you like them. Hope this helps!
I tried to make the cookies dough but is was not as runny as yours.
Is 1 stick or 1 and half stick.
Also is 1 stick equal to 1 cup.
Hi Fatime! You should use 1 stick which equals 1/2 cup of butter. Hope this helps!
I made these cookies and added raisins
They did not turn out
They became rock hard the next day
Hi Louanna! Sounds like you added too much flour. Next time, fluff it with a fork or whisk in the flour container, then scoop out with a spoon into measuring cup. Level the top and use in the recipe. Hope this helps!
I’m going to the lake and would love to bake these there. Do you think I can make the dough ahead of time and freeze it and just use it that way? Would love your opinion.
Hi Fran! You can make the dough, form into balls with a cookie scoop and freeze. Bake it when you are ready! Hope this helps!
These are so easy and SOOOO GOOD. Just ate 3 fresh out of the oven because I couldnt stop. I used half semi sweet and half milk chocolate chips and it’s perfect. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Hi Bethany! Thank you so much for making my recipe! I am so glad the cookies were a hit!
First, thank you for a recipe that does not require a mixer. I am at my sister’s house for the winter and she doesn’t have a mixer (gasp!) , so I have gained some muscle—and some frustration!! She is strong, so she doesn’t need one. Second, I have no doubt these will be very good; you can’t go wrong when you mix oatmeal and chocolate! They are chilling as I write! Last, I think these might taste good using white (vanilla) chocolate chips and orange extract as substitutes added(just for something different). Thank you again. I’m going to try the peach crisp recipe during peach season (which is summer at home) . .
What would happen if I used quick oats instead?
Thank you for the question, Timothy! The cookies will have a different texture, just like oatmeal. They will be softer and more moist. Old-fashioned oats are always recommended for baking projects.
Hello! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Im gonna bake it next friday night but i’d like to know how many cookies can you make with this dough?
And what can i use instead the cookie scoop, cause I don’t have one. A regular spoon (tablespoon) could work it?
Hi Blanca! I apologize for the delay in response. Yes, you can use regular spoon. It will help measure out the dough and then you can roll it in your hands into a ball. This should make about 2 dozen cookies. Hope this helps!
Yay! Thank you, Jamie!
The look soft and chewy!!
I totally love the fact that these cookies don't need a mixer!!
Cookin Canuck says
I can never resist a great oatmeal cookie, particularly when chocolate chips are involved!
Sharon @ What the Fork Food Blog says
I love a good chocolate chip cookie and these sound so good! Oatmeal is always great to put in a cookie.
Yum -- My kids would go crazy for these cookies!
Michelle Goth says
You are a brave woman to bake in the middle of this heat wave, but it totally looks like it was worth it! These cookies look phenomenal!
I think I need to make a batch of these...yum!
Love that you used melted butter in these classic oatmeal cookies! This looks like an easy dough to whip up on a Friday night and bake on a weekend afternoon 🙂
Michelle De La Cerda says
This is our family favorites! My dad loves these it is a way to his heart for sure.
My favorite combo in a cookie.