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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.

Reviews for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I've made these twice now to take to gatherings with friends, and they always receive great reviews! The only thing that I would note is that I don't think the recipe makes 7 dozen cookies. I made a half batch last night and probably got around 30 small cookies out of it."

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"These were really just okay. The dough was really dry and I hoped the cookies would be less so as the butter melted, but they weren't. It might have been because I used old fashion oats instead of quick-cooking. Running the old fashion oats through the food processor might have helped with the texture. I really dislike crisp cookies so I made them a little bigger than the rounded tsp and baked them for 8 minutes, but found even that to be too long! I ended up baking for 6 minutes and letting cool on the cookie sheet for 1.5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. They didn't really spread at all. I used chocolate pudding mix because that's what I had and I think it was too chocolatey; I also decreased the chips to 1.5 cups. Sorry, but I won't be repeating these. I'm beginning to lose faith in the TOH recipes. This is the 5th or 6th one in a row that hasn't wow'ed me."

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Great cookie recipe. I left out the nuts just because I am not a fan, but these still turned out really good. However, where the recipe says to drop by round teaspoonfuls, they mean really rounds ones. I tried just regularly rounded to begin with and my cookies were about the size of a silver dollar. They still tasted good, but they were a little hard. In the next batch I REALLY rounded up the teaspoon and got the correct size of cookie and it was softer in the center.

The only thing I might change next time is to try adding some raisins!"

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Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"I made these twice over Memorial weekend to bring to two different events and these were a huge hit at both places. I think this may be the best chocolate chip recipe yet !!!!!"

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Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"These cookies are fantastic!!! I followed the recipe exactly and my cookies came out perfectly! Best Choc. oatmeal cookie recipe i've come across!"

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