These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are chewy, soft, and so scrumptious! This is the only recipe you’ll ever need!
If you love to load up your cookies with lots of chocolate, then definitely try these walnut chocolate chip cookies and chocolate meringue cookies!
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Details
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are to die for. Each gooey bite is packed with yummy flavors and it’s such an easy recipe to make. You are going to love them!
- TASTE: Sweet, chocolaty goodness with some nuttiness. These cookies are downright delicious.
- TEXTURE: These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy with chunks of chocolate, and walnuts for a little crunch.
- TIME: These scrumptious cookies will only take 25 minutes to make.
- EASE: This recipe is so easy to make and you can freeze the cookies or dough so you can have them anytime.
What You’ll Need
- Dry ingredients- All-purpose flour, Baking soda, Salt, Cinnamon, and Rolled oats
- Wet ingredients- Unsalted butter (softened), Brown sugar, Granulated sugar, Eggs, and Vanilla extract
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Walnuts– chopped
How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Combine dry ingredients. In a bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk and set it aside.
- Mix the wet ingredients together. In a separate bowl, add the softened unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined
Pro Tip: I love using an electric hand mixer for combining the wet ingredients. It makes it so much easier and faster!
- Combine and add the oats. Now add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and then the rolled old-fashioned oats. Blend it together using an electric hand mixer.
- Add in the chocolate and nuts. Then add the semisweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, and mix with a spatula.
- Scoop onto a baking sheet. Once your cookie dough is well-combined, scoop it using a medium to large cookies scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake. You can drop the cookies directly onto the parchment paper or roll them into balls before baking (it’s up to you). Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 11 minutes. Allow to cool and firm up a bit before serving.
- Use softened butter- This will give your cookies their delicious softness. If the butter is cold, it will not combine well and leave large pieces in your dough, so allow it to soften at room temp.
- Chop the walnuts finely- You don’t want too large chunks of walnut overpowering your cookies, so chop them into small pieces. This will also help the cookies hold together better.
- Roll the dough into balls- This isn’t necessary, but it gives your cookies a uniform shape. If you’re going for looks, then this step will make your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies prettier.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the pan- The cookies will be very warm and soft when they come out of the oven. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving so they don’t fall apart.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Substitute your favorite chocolate- Dark, semi-sweet, or white chocolate chips can be used in this recipe. Even peanut butter chips work, so use whatever type you like.
- Add other flavorful toppings- Try adding pretzels, peanut butter cups, cranberries, or M&Ms for a fun twist on this recipe.
- Substitute other nuts- You can use other nuts besides walnuts if you like, such as pecans, almonds, and macadamia nuts.
- Make these gluten-free- Using gluten-free flour in this recipe will make these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies perfect for anyone avoiding gluten. Also, make sure the oats are certified gluten-free.
Typically, baked goods like these cookies call for old fashioned or quick-cooking oats. Steel cut oats are usually not recommended since they have a gritty and harder texture.
For this recipe, you do not need to refrigerate the dough unless you want really thick cookies. The colder the dough, the less it will spread. So it’s up to you and what you like.
These cookies will go great on a cookie platter or dessert table. Here are a few serving ideas to try.
- Meats: This sweet treat tastes even better following a savory meal. Serve them after a dinner of Juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops (VIDEO) or Ribeye Steak.
- Sandwiches: Packing lunch? Add these cookies with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Classic BLT Sandwich, or Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Sandwich.
- Cake: Set your dessert table up with Lemon Pound Cake (VIDEO), Nutella Cake, or Easy Oreo Cheesecake (VIDEO) alongside these cookies.
- Cookies: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with S’mores Cookies, Lace Cookies with Chocolate (Florentine Cookies) VIDEO, and Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies make an amazing cookie platter.
Make These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in Advance
Make ahead: You can make these cookies ahead of time and freeze them, baked or rolled into dough balls.
Storing: Store these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Freeze: You can freeze these cookies either baked or raw. Here’s how: Raw– Roll the dough balls and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid (about 2 hours), then place them into a freezer bag and store them for up to 6 months. Baked– Once your baked cookies have cooled, place them on a sheet pan and freeze for 2 hours. Then place them in an airtight container with parchment paper layered between each layer for up to 3 months.
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- Ultimate Chocolate Cookies
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Full Recipe Instructions
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- In a bowl add 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Now whisk together and set it aside.
- In a separate bowl add 1 cup unsalted softened butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 large eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
- Using an electric hand mixer and mix that on medium speed until it’s well combined
- Now add in the flour mixture and 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats and blend it together using an electric hand mixer.
- Then add 1 1/2 chocolate semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup walnuts, chopped and Mix with a spatula.
- Once your cookie dough is well-combined scoop out mounds of the cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You’ll want to use a medium to large cookies scoop here. Mine fits approximately 2 tablespoons.
- You can drop the cookies directly onto the parchment paper and bake them from there or I like to roll them into balls before baking. They just look prettier that way, but that’s definitely optional. Now bake your cookies in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 11 minutes. They might look a little underbaked, but they will firm up after they cool.
- Raw– If you want to freeze the dough and bake it later, roll the dough balls and place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze until solid (so about 2 hours), then place them into a freezer bag and store them for up to 6 months.
- Baked– Once your baked cookies have cooled place them in a sheet pan and freeze for 2 hours then place them in an airtight container with parchment paper layered between each layer. They can be kept frozen for up to 3 months fr best taste.
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Can you clarify when to add the chips and nuts and oats please? Says to do it in 2 different steps.
Hi Ginny, you would add the oatmeal right after the flour is mixed in. Then add the chocolate chips and nuts. I hope that helps!
Do these cookies need to be 2″ apart? The recipe and the comments are so fabulous. Looking forward to your response. Will check out more of your recipes, now that I found you on Y-tube.
Hi Joan, I am so glad you came across my recipe! Thank you for stopping by my youtube channel 🙂 Yes, you want these cookies about 2 inches apart since they do spread a little. I hope you love them!
Do you have to add nuts to this recipe?
Hi Sharyon, you can skip the nuts. They just add a nice nutty flavor and pleasant crunch.
Best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve come across! Will definitely be using this recipe again!
Thank you so much Mel! Makes me so happy to hear you found these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so good! Thank you for your feedback and support! I hope you find more recipes to enjoy on my website! 🙂
These are the best cookies I have ever made. I did bake them for 1 minute more, they were soft and delicious. Thanks!
Yay! So happy to hear you loved these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so much! You are too kind Lori! Thank you for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback and I hope you find more delicious recipes to enjoy on my food blog! 🙂
Great recipe, my family really enjoyed these cookies! Do you think it will be fine to make the cookie dough the night before and bake the cookies the next day?
Hi Julia! I am so glad you love these cookies! You can definitely make the cookie dough the day before and bake it the next day 🙂
Can you use quick oats or does it have to be rolled oats.
Hi Marsha 🙂 Yes, you can use quick oats. I haven’t tried it myself but I have had several of my followers try it and say it worked. Let me know how it goes and I hope you love these cookies! 🙂
i tried them for the first time and they turned out delicious, these cookies along with a warm cup of milk is the best combo. thank you for this recipe
You are very welcome! So happy that you loved these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback 🙂 I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
Anna Kovalev says
My 10 year old makes them all on his own! Great recipe, thanks.
Your 10-year-old sounds like quite the little cook 😉 Glad that this recipe is easy to follow for everyone! Glad to hear you and your family love these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies 🙂 Thank you Anna for taking the time to write such an awesome review 🙂
This was my first time making oatmeal cookie-anything. This recipe is precise, which as a beginner, I love, and the cookie isn’t too sweet, the flavors are balanced. I used quick-cook oats. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipies!
So happy to hear you loved these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Glad that this recipe was easy to follow and helpful 🙂 Thank you for your feedback and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog! 🙂
These cookies are the best even better than store bought ones 10/10 recommend especially with milk they lasted no more than 2 days in a household of 4.😋😁
That is so awesome to hear!! Very happy that you and you family loved these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so much 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review and I hope you find many more delicious recipes on my blog 🙂
I’m a big fan of choco chip cookies, but not my lil one. But this oatmeal choco chip cookies definitely changed her mind. She likes the lil crunchy texture outside but soft and chewy texrure inside 😋😍.
I ran out of walnuts, so I’m going to make another one next time with it. I used dark brown sugar instead, and only half of the choco chips listed in your recipe, but still turned out great. Definitely going to make this one again on a weekend with my toddler 😊. Thank you, Dina!
Thank you for the awesome feedback Jamie! I cannot wait for you to try them with the walnuts. That extra nutty flavor and crunch make these cookies that much better!! I’m literally so excited for you! I hope your little one loves it with the walnuts as well 😉
At what temperature do these cookies bake??
Hi Hope, you would bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 11 minutes. All the step by step instructions are in the ‘recipe card’ toward the bottom of the post. Hope that helps 🙂 Please let me know if you have any more questions 🙂
My new favorite! Thank you so much for the delicious recipe!
So happy you love this oatmeal chocolate chip recipe so much! Thank you so much for your feedback 🙂
Teresa Czaja says
Your recipe reads: 1 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips
I am assuming you mean 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chip? I just want to be sure I get it right.
Yes, that is correct, it should be 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips. Thank you for asking.
S. Murphy says
So delicious. I will never use another cookie recipe again! I made one batch following the recipe exactly and a second batch decreasing the chocolate chips by 1/2 cup and adding a cup of sweetened coconut. Both were terrific.
Thank-you for my new go to cookie recipe.
Yay!! So so happy this is now your go-to cookie recipe! Makes me so happy to hear these kinds of reviews 🙂 I love the coconut addition to these cookies 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind feedback for these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies 🍪 🙂