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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Crazy about chocolate chips? This chewy cookie has plenty, not to mention lots of heart-healthy oatmeal. The gang’ll come back for more and more... so this big batch is perfect. —Diane Neth, Menno, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 84 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 87 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, dry pudding mix, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 87 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

I am trying to find a new favorite chewy oatmeal cookie, this one is pretty good. I was curious about the affect of the instant vanilla pudding.. The cookies seem pretty sweet, I will probably try them again by the recipe and see if they are the same. I didn't add the nuts and I thought my dough was a little dry, but the chewy factor is there. They don't flatten much so I kind of pushed them down when they came out of the oven. It's a keeper for sure.

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

Excellent cookies. I made them as directed and they are wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

Since I didn't check my pantry before starting the recipe, I used both Crisco and butter in place of the latter; one packet of Dream Whip in place of the instant vanilla pudding; only one cup of chocolate chips (since that's all I had); and one cup of toffee bits (to make up for the missing mix-ins). Despite ALL of these changes, the cookies were chewy, moist, and *very* tasty. I've added it to my recipe box!

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

These are excellent. My family loves them. My husband had accidentally bought cook and serve vanilla pudding and I couldn't tell any difference. They were delicious.

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

Excellent recipe. I love that I don't have to chill the dough before baking and they freeze very well also. Thanks for sharing.

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