Simply The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! This classic cookie recipe is packed with oats, brown sugar, and chocolate. They are soft and chewy in the middle and have a secret ingredient that makes them stand apart from the rest!
There's nothing better than chocolate chip cookies, well, only if you add the hearty, tasty goodness of rolled oats!! These are The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies you've ever tasted!
Soft and chewy with just a little crisp around the edges.
If you want to up your baking game, read our Baking Tips and Tricks.
Freshly baked goodies are a staple in our house.
If we're in the mood for dark chocolate, then these Fudgy Brownies go in the oven!
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Why Are These The Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies?
This recipe has a secret ingredient that makes the cookies so special. Not all oatmeal cookie recipes have it. We've tried the recipe on the box of Quaker Oatmeal, and it does not compare.
These cookies turn out extraordinarily special. Just a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg (the secret ingredient) and a little extra vanilla do the trick.
- Butter - softened
- Brown Sugar - dark or light brown sugar will do.
- Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla extract is our favorite to use.
- Eggs - large eggs.
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats - we like the texture old-fashioned rolled oats give.
- All-purpose Flour - no need to sift.
- Baking Powder - we like to use aluminum-free baking powder.
- Cinnamon - a little spice to add depth of flavor.
- Nutmeg - the secret ingredients that make these cookies the best!
- Salt - to balance the sweetness.
- Chocolate Chips - we like semi-sweet, but dark chocolate morsels would also be good.
If you're out of an ingredient, check our baking substitutions guide! It may save you a trip to the store.
How to Make - Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven
First, place oven racks in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. (177 degrees C.)
Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients
Next, in a large bowl with an electric mixer (or with a stand mixer), beat salted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until it's light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Here's what your softened butter should look like.
Step 3: Add Eggs
Now, add eggs one at a time and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients
Use your measuring cups and measure flour, old-fashioned oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and add to your wet mixture. Mix on low speed until blended.
Step 5: Add Chocolate Morsels
Now, scrape down the sides of the bowl, add semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
Step 6: Place on Baking Pan
Next, drop batter by heaping teaspoons 1 ½ inches apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. (we like a Silpat mat)
Tip: Using a cookie scoop makes placing your dough on the pan so much easier!
Step 7: Bake
Next, bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 8: Cool and Enjoy!
Cookies will be soft but will firm up as they cool. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Other Incredible Cookie Recipes
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - One of the best cookie combinations!
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - These cookies are addictive, and you don't even need to turn your oven on!
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies - These always get 5-star reviews.
Decorated Christmas Cookies - Adorable Holiday Cookies decorated in 3 different ways.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with White Chocolate - Wow! just wow! You'll eat these all season long!
Tips & Tricks
- Another reason this recipe is the best because you don't need to put the dough in the refrigerator to chill before you bake it.
- A tip that makes these cookies so good is baking them on a Silpat Mat. Hands down one of the best baking supplies in our kitchen. The French know how to do it. The mat bakes the cookies perfectly! Crisp around the edges, soft and chewy in the middle. Just the way a cookie should be.
Modifications You Can Make
- Decrease the amount of chocolate chips you use and add in raisins. Or use all raisins if you prefer
- Add in some tart cranberries.
- Add ½ cup of nuts to the recipe.
So grab a tall glass of cold milk and enjoy these homemade Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with your family and friends!
Can You Freeze These Cookies?
Yes, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies freeze very well. It's one of our favorite things to do with them.
This way, you always have something sweet to munch on if a sugar craving hits!
To freeze, cool your baked cookies completely and then transfer them to an airtight container. Label and date and store them in the freezer until ready to eat.
They keep in the freezer for about 3 months. They are wonderful straight from the freezer, but to thaw, place them on the counter and bring them to room temperature.
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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Electric Mixer
- Baking pan
- cookie scoop
- Measuring cups
- 1 cup butter (softened (2 sticks))
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 10 ounce package (10oz semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Place oven racks in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. (177 degrees C.)
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix on low speed until blended.
- Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
- Drop batter by heaping teaspoons 1 ½ inches apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. (we like a Silpat mat)
- Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cookies will be soft but will firm up as they cool. Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to wire cooling rack.
This recipe was originally published on July 29, 2016. We updated it with enhanced instructions and images on August 14, 2020.
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