Oatmeal Chip Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Chip Cookies Recipe

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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.
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Oatmeal Chip Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p14

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OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 246875
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!"

Suzleigh User ID: 8679657 240576
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

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

chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 238554
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!"

LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 231898
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!"

krindfleisch User ID: 1643865 229817
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."

gooch621 User ID: 7069389 227399
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

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

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 227166
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."

kathydew User ID: 5244368 7139
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."

Burr295 User ID: 4526849 7137
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Best Recipe ever"

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 5757
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."

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