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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.

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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."

scomar02 User ID: 2260324 7802
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Excellent recipe! Very easy and makes lots!"

Jazzzz User ID: 4557405 7124
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."

jen5447 User ID: 2471662 4538
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!"

MaMel User ID: 5947182 7799
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!!"

zdb2010* User ID: 5656030 5512
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."

1275 User ID: 6324211 7780
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."

kbackhaus User ID: 5816875 2253
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!"

oceans5 User ID: 3622832 4537
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."

jennie73 User ID: 5798060 2252
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!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2648696 199088
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

" Hello,

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

hendia1 User ID: 4106423 7123
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."

jessymoka User ID: 3362778 4910
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!"

CharDau User ID: 3099973 6336
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."

dlwinkler71 User ID: 2760230 4534
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

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

RedSoxmom User ID: 1040378 3853
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

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

smeebecky User ID: 1655446 3905
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

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

igeowa User ID: 1635185 5503
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

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


shastadasi User ID: 2734896 5500
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!"

laurienehl User ID: 3027457 7778
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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