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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

A chewy oatmeal cookie, featuring a hint of cinnamon and a heap of chocolate.

Like many people, I love the texture of oatmeal cookies, but I don’t love the traditional sprinkling of raisins. I prefer eating my dried fruit on its own, thank you. Chocolate chips in oatmeal cookies, however – that’s something I can get behind.

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This recipe was heavily inspired by this one at Averie Cooks. She has done a great deal of experimentation to determine the perfect type of oatmeal to use, good ratios to get an appropriate rise to your cookies, what mixture of spices is best — if these cookies turn out well, it’s because of her. Check out her site for even more variations on the delicious oatmeal cookie.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies laden with chocolate chips — with no raisins or nuts in sight. Inspired by Averie Cooks' "Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies"
Servings 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract or bean paste
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 bag milk chocolate chips


  • Using a mixer, cream together butter, vanilla, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, scraping bowl between each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, and baking soda. Gradually add this mixture to your wet ingredients, mixing on medium speed until just combined.
  • Add in your chocolate chips, again mixing until just combined.
  • Scoop dough with a tablespoon and roll into balls. Place balls in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until they become firm.
  • Move oven rack to highest position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes.
  • If using an Airbake pan, allow cookies to cool on pan before removing. If using a single-layer cookie sheet, remove cookies promptly and allow to cool on wax paper or a wire rack.


For best results, use old-fashioned oats — NOT instant or quick cook!
Recipe can easily be cut in half.

1 comment on “Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Annette Fulton

    I can’t wait to try this! (I will probably add a few raisins though! 🙂 I like the soft texture they add to the oatmeal!)

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