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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! This classic cookie recipe is packed with oats and chocolate and is a family favorite, so make sure you bake enough to go around.

Stacked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of milk in the background

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s almost nothing better than chocolate chip cookies, well, only if you add the tasty goodness of rolled oats!! These are The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in the world. Ok, maybe not the world, but they are pretty darn good!

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a staple in our house. If you ask around, the family favorites are Mint Chocolate Chip [1] and Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies [2]. Behind the reigning champ, chocolate chip of course. I have a soft spot for those, which goes back to my childhood when they were the only cookies I knew how to make, so they’re probably made more often than the others 🙂

I’d rather have a homemade sweet packed in the kids’ lunch boxes versus one with additives and preservatives. So, I often bake a batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and place them in a freezer so the kids can grab and go when they’re packing their lunches.

It’s true, you can read here Why My Kids Pack Their Own Lunches [3]. All four are quite good at it now and they know not every day is a treat day!

How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe has a secret ingredient that makes the cookies so special. Not all oatmeal cookies recipes have it. I’ve tried the one on the box of Quaker Oatmeal and it doesn’t compare.

Just a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg (the secret ingredient) and a little extra vanilla, these cookies turn out extraordinarily special.

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!  This classic cookie recipe is a family favorite, so make sure you bake enough to go around.
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 45 About 45 Cookies
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Erin Henry [12]


  • 1 cup butter, softened ((2 sticks))
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 ounce package (10oz semi-sweet chocolate chips)


  • Place oven racks in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, about 1 minutes.
  • 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 1/2 inches apart onto greased or parchment lined baking sheets. (I use my Silpat baking mat [13])
  • 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.


These cookies Best eaten within a day or two of baking. They also freeze well.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Tips for Making the Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A tip that makes these cookies so good is baking them on Silpat Mat [13].

Hands down one of the best baking supplies in my 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.

Balls Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Batter on a baking sheet ready to go in the oven.

The best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

So grab a tall glass of cold milk and enjoy these homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with your family and friends!

If oatmeal bars are more your thing, you have to try these Easy Oatmeal Bars [17]. My most popular recipe ever!

Easy-Oatmeal-Bar-Recipe. Heaven every time! [18]



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