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Oatmeal Chip Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Chip Cookies Recipe

These delicious, nutritious cookies use lots of oatmeal. They're crisp on the outside and sweet, chewy inside.—Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:42 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2. Roll dough into 1-1/2 in. balls; place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 276 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Oatmeal Chip Cookies

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"Halved the recipe. Baked two dozen and put the rest of the cookie dough in the fridge for later. Love freshly baked... I don't feel quite so guilty using oatmeal for part of the ingredients. (Also didn't put nuts in as I usually do). Used my big mixer and put all dry ingredients into the bowl at one time. Used half butter and half shortening as the cookies don't flatten out as much. Wonderful with a cup of coffee!"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Best oatmeal chip cookies I've had! Will definitely half the recipe when I bake them just for my family."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I cut the recipe in half for a quick after school snack for the kids on a cold snowy day. I added a tiny hint of cinnamon to bring out some warmth. They paired perfectly with hot cocoa!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"These are really good! We love our cookies to be slightly crunchy yet soft in the middle and those were just that. We halved the recipe and used gluten-free flour but other than that it was the same. They got rave hits with everyone who ate them!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Very good! I didn't have time to chill the dough so I baked them as drop cookies. Turned out great."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Great texture and flavor. I added Craisins for an extra touch."

Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"These cookies are very good. I cut this recipe in half and i was able to make around 40 cookies. I also added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I make sure to melt the butter and add a teaspoon of cornstarch for the perfect chewy cookie. I do this with regular chocolate chip cookies as well. It is also important to chill the dough. I will be making these again."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"This is the best recipe I've ever used. Chewy but holds together well. I halved the recipe except I still used 2 cups chocolate chips; substituted 1/2 butter & 1/2 olive oil for the all butter part of the recipe; I used a pinch of salt & slightly less sugar than recommended; I also added 1 cup of chopped pecans & used traditional oats. I've tried different recipes for years to find a good one since it is my favorite type of cookie and this is where I stop. I found the best one. Thanks Ruth. It's a keeper."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Best Recipe ever"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Cookies were flat and gummy. Added another 3/4 cup flour to get a soft more rounded cookie. Taste was very good. Will keep looking for a oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Excellent recipe! Very easy and makes lots!"

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2013

"These were a hit. I used half whole wheat flour and half all-pupose. It was such a large recipe that I split the dough in half and used chocolate chips for half and then butterscotch chips in the other half...both were great. I also added walnuts to both. I think that you can use it as a basic oatmeal cookie recipe and add whatever your family likes. Thanks for sharing this recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"This is by far my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookie recipe. Added 1/2 cup wheat germ for some healthiness. Froze what I did not use in logs & baked later. Great recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Just like it says - crunchy outside, chewy inside. I've been searching for YEARS for this kind of oatmeal cookie and I've finally found it!! Don't hesitate - make 'em and eat 'em!!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Yummy. The recipe does make a huge batch - I found it made over 100. Cooked at 350 convection for 12 mins. I used milk choc chips instead of semi-sweet and used about 2 1/2 cups."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"These cookies have great flavor! The molasses and spices give it its comforting flavor. They taste best heated up. I will make them again- great for a winter meal."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"I have made these cookies several times. They are delicious! My husband never liked oatmeal cookies until he tried it's the only kind of cookie he requests!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I halved the recipe and it still made a ton. I also added some cranberry craisins I had left and they turned out awesome. My kids loved them."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Perfect cookies! Just the right amount of crunch on the outside and soft centers. Did add a few more chocolate chips and baked for 12 minutes. Perfect!!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

" Hello,

Did you happen to use whole wheat flour also in your recipe?

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Excellent oatmeal cookie. I made 1/2 of the recipe so that it would all fit in my bowl. I used chocolate chips but will try raisins next time. Loved it."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"Glad out of all the 1,000's of oatmeal cookie recipes out there I decided to make these!

They were delicious. To give them a power kick I added 1/2 cup wheat bran, 1/2 cup wheat germ, and 1/2 cup of Flax seed, 1/2 the recommended amount of chocolate chips and then the other 1/2 raisins.
They are a hit (and now backed with fiber)
The only thing I would let people know is this is a HUGE batch, a regular mixing bowl will not cut it, you definately want a large mixing bowl.
Thank you for a fabulous recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"The first time I made these, I made them as directed. The second time I made them I added cinnamon and raisins. Both were very good. This recipe is a keeper."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

"I made these for a family get together and they were a hit especially with the kids."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"Wow, this recipe sounds delicious.  I am going to add it to my pile.  "

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"I bake a lot of cookies and this is one of the best oatmeal cookie recipes ever!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"This recipe is awesome!! I did it with raisin instead of chocolate chip. It still turns out GREAT!!


Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"I cut the recipe in half but added more chocolate chips. These were a big hit with my father, he loved them. Thanks!"

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2008

"My husband just loves these cookies! They are fun and easy to make. Great recipe! Thank you! Laurie from CO"

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