Overhead shot of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in a pile, on a gray napkin.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect thick and chewy cookies. Loaded with oatmeal and chocolate chips, you will definitely want more than one!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 216 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1 cup unsalted butter - 2 sticks at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla - I use Watkins vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large standing mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients - oatmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

  4. Pour dry ingredients with wet ingredients, and mix until just combined. Gently add chocolate chips. (I mix chips in by hand.)

  5. Place dough in refrigerator for two hours or overnight. The purpose for this step is to keep the cookies from getting too flat.

  6. Using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop, roll cookie dough into balls and place on cookie sheets. 

  7. Bake for 12 - 13 minutes, or until cookies are very slightly browned on top. Remove to cooling racks.

Recipe Notes

Here's what I do to help give the cookies maximum height.

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.