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


  • 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 each: 87 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat


  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

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Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"I am not a baker BUT you don't have to be! These cookies I baked for church were fabulous and so easy!!! Rave reviews!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"These were simply delicious. The only thing I did differently was I use the small chocolate covered raisins in place of the chocolate chips. I had some left over from the holidays and thought this was a great way to use them up. Will continue to make this way for my family, but if you are not a raisin fan, these are outstanding as the recipe is written."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Everyone liked these.

I made half a recipe and got 39 cookies using my small (2 Tbsp.) cookie scoop.
I also cut the sugar, but only to about 2/3 of the original amount. (They still are sweeter than I like them.) I also used whole wheat flour."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"These cookies were delicious. The only difference is that I cut the sugars in half. Everyone raved about them."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"way too sweet and does not make 7 doz. I won't be making them again."

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