Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, moist...and almost healthy with the addition of oatmeal...these cookies have been a family favorite for decades.  When my grandson comes to visit...we bake cookies...and these are usually his pick!

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, oatmeal, soda and salt and mix until well blended.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts).
  5. Drop dough in large mounds (ice-scream scoop works great) onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Flatten mounds slightly.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.


  1. I cannot wait to make these!!! They look awesome!


  2. I love oatmeal cookies, looks yummy!

  3. Your recipe is just slightly different than mine...I will try yours next time. They look so yummy!

  4. These sound so good...we're waiting on a blizzard that is supposed to hit tomorrow....warm cookies....yum. You ladies came to my rescue today...pulled out chicken then started looking for something different to do with it. A recipe on here tweaked my interest....thanks for sharing.

  5. Our favorites around here! They look real good Judy!

  6. Probably my favorite cookies ever!!! ones that I just can't leave alone!

  7. Never enough oatmeal cookies in this house.

  8. oh my! i made these today while we had all the freezing rain coming down outside! i was trying to bake up as many things as i could in case we loose power, unfortunetly, unless the power goes out soon, the cookies will be gone before then! These have to be the BEST cookies i have ever tasted! thank you so much for the recipe. Posting the link onto my fb page!

  9. i cannot WAIT to make these! i think i am going to have to make all the chocolate chip cookie recipes i've been finding on blogs and see which are TRULY the best. these look like a clear contender! thanks for posting ;)
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  10. Made them yesterday and made my son some Gluten Free and they were both DELICIOUS!!!

  11. I just finihed making these with my 4 year old son and we loved them.
    Thanks for creating this blog and for sharing...I love the recipes and the posts. I check back daily and tell all my friends about your blog!

  12. This is the 2nd time I have made these wonderful yummy cookies, once with the chocolate chips and today without, they are still very moist and my kids just love them, they are the BEST oatmeal cookies I have even tried and will not ever use another recipe Thanks so much for sharring this..
    Pam (Ontario Canada)

  13. These cookies are great. I swapped in 3/4 of a cup of dried cranberries and they taste awesome. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Thank you for this amazing recipe, my family loves the cookies!!!!!!!!!!

  15. just made these cookies and we love them!!!!

  16. This recipe is absolutely fabulous! Many thanks for sharing.

  17. Wonderful! They are a wonderful success with my kids! Thank you so much. P.S. Added a hint of coconut to them and it made them even more wonderful. God Bless <3

  18. They're alright. I haven't found a recipe that I really like.

  19. Just made these cookies, excellent.

  20. This is a great recipe. It is my go-to for oatmeal chocolate chip. They are the best for being soft, but not raw! I find that's hard to find in a recipe. I tried substituting the chocolate with cranberries the last time I made them though, and they turned out a bit salty... Not sure what that was all about.

  21. Any ideas why my cookies spread out? Is it the way I mix them?

    1. I often refrigerate my cookie dough before putting in on the pan and baking them. I find they keep their shape better than when the dough is at room temperature. (Bev)