The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

The BEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have so many oatmeal cookie recipes. And chocolate chip cookie recipes.

But didn’t have ‘my perfect’ good old-fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe until now.

These are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I’ve had, and I’m super picky about oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal cookies, when done right — and by that I mean soft, chewy, and not over-baked — are some of my favorites. The chewiness, the perfectly hearty texture, the nuttiness of the oats, and all the chocolate made these a new favorite twist on a classic.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

I adapted my Oatmeal Scotchies recipe and used chocolate chips instead of butterscotch.

I like that the recipe only makes 11-12 medium/large cookies, perfect if you don’t need too much of a good thing laying around. Double it if you have a big family or an amazing metabolism.

I love this base because the cookies are soft, chewy, and hearty without feeling like I need to take them on a mountain hike. Sometimes oatmeal cookies get a little too oaty and hearty. I want a cookie, not a granola bar.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

But if there aren’t enough oats used, I find myself wanting more texture and chewiness.

The cookies are thick enough, but not too thick. Overly thick thick oatmeal cookies can turn dry or cakey, a total deal-breaker. Conversely, they’re not too thin, which is good because there’s nothing more unsatisfying than biting into a paper thin cookie.

I dare you to try to keep your hands out of the cookie jar.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients 

To make these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, all you’ll need is: 

  • Egg
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old-fashioned oats 
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

Can Raisins Be Added? 

If you like raisins or nuts in your oatmeal cookies, feel free to add a handful of either. But for anyone who dislikes oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies, your wishes have been granted. Just loads of melty chocolate in these babies.

Can I Add Other Mix-Ins? 

Absolutely! I’ve provided some mix-in options just above the recipe card (scroll to the bottom of this post to see). M&M’s, chopped nuts, raisins, etc. would all work. 

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

This is such a simple chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe. I saw no reason to complicate a classic! 

Here are the basic steps to making truly the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies: 

  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. This will take about 4 minutes. 
  2. Then, add in the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips last. 
  3. Use a 1/4 cup measure (or a large cookie scoop) to scoop the dough into balls.
  4. Place the cookie dough balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
  5. Once the cookie dough has had time to chill, bake until the edges have set and the tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center. You do NOT want to over bake these cookies! 
The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Yes! You can NOT bake with unchilled dough. The cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading. 

What’s the Best Type of Oatmeal for Oatmeal Cookies? 

To make perfectly chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I recommend using old-fashioned oats (sometimes called rolled oats). 

Instant oats are more finely ground and can act like a flour, which results in drier cookies. And steel cut oats 

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread in the Oven? 

When cookies don’t spread it’s usually a result of an over-floured dough. If you used a heavier hand when measuring the oats, flour, or both, your cookies may not spread properly. 

When measuring out the flour, scoop it out of the bag with a spoon rather than dip the entire measuring cup into it.

Do I Really Have to Add 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla? 

Yes, you need to add 1 TABLESPOON of vanilla extract to the dough, not 1 teaspoon. I always add more vanilla to my baked goods because I really want the flavor to pop! 

Ok The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Storage Instructions 

You can prepare the cookie dough up to five days in advance. As long as it’s stored in an airtight container or is tightly covered in plastic wrap, you can leave it in the fridge. 

After five days, the cookie dough needs to be frozen. You can bake the dough straight from the freezer, just add a minute or two to the bake time. 

Note that the baked cookies can also be frozen for up to three months. 

Ok The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

Recipe Variations to Try 

I think this recipe makes the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as written, but there are a couple variations you can try if desired. 

  • Add cinnamon: Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the dough. 
  • Add raisins: You can add up to 1/2 cup raisins to the recipe as written. 
  • Add nuts: Chopped nuts of any kind will work. You can add up to 1/2 cup. 
  • Add M&M’s: Use a mixture of M&M’s and chocolate chips in the dough.
  • Use mini chocolate chips: Use 1 cup. Just note that the chocolate distribution will differ from what you see in the photos above. 

Note that you can add up to 1 1/2 cups mix-ins TOTAL to the oatmeal cookie dough. So if you want to add raisins and / or nuts, you can only add 1/2 cup total to the 1 cup of chocolate chips in the dough. 

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Averie Sunshine
Soft, chewy, loaded with chocolate, and they turn out perfectly every time! Totally irresistible!!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 21 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients  

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp (1 stick)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats, not instant or quick cook
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, added to taste
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup raisins or nuts, optional and to taste

Instructions 

  • To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  • Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, optional salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  • Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the chocolate chips, optional raisins or nuts, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form approximately 11 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip – Strategically place a few chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking chips from the underside and adding them on top.
  • Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  • Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
  • Bake for about 11 minutes (for super soft cookies, longer for more well-done cookies), or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.

Notes

Storage: Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.
Adapted from Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 334kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 82mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 26g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I have many oatmeal cookie dough bases, as well as countless other cookie recipes that use oatmeal, but my favorites are below. 

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies — No butter and no mixer used in these easy cookies dripping with chocolate!

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies — My favorite classic oatmeal cookie base loaded with sweet butterscotch chips! A classic cookie that you’ve just got to try!

Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Brown Sugar Cookies {Anzac Biscuits} — Soft, chewy, easy, no-mixer, no-egg cookies!

Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Brown Sugar Cookies {Anzac Biscuits} - Soft, Chewy, Easy, No-Egg, No-Mixer Cookie Recipe at averiecooks.com
 
Cowboy Cookies — These cowboy cookies are packed with oats, chocolate chips, Cornflakes, and shredded coconut. This is a flexible recipe that you can make with different mix-ins to suit whatever is in your pantry! 
 
 
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies — These cookies are soft, moist, and oh-so chewy. They taste like banana bread and chocolate chip cookies rolled into one dessert!
 
 
The Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal M&M’s Cookies — Soft, chewy, and LOADED with M&Ms and chocolate chips in every bite!! Make them today! The cookies are SO GOOD they got me a marriage proposal!!
 
 
Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — 3 favorite cookies combined into 1 so you don’t have to choose!! Easy, no-mixer recipe, and always a hit!
 
Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - 3 favorite cookies combined into 1 so you don't have to choose!! Easy, no-mixer recipe, and always a hit!

Originally published November 6, 2014 and Republished with updated text May 19, 2021. 

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    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am so glad they were amazing and that this will be a go to recipe for you for cookies!

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made these a few times, with a without pecans. They are easy to make, use few utensils and bowls and taste amazing. I make 3 batches at a time and freeze them so I can cook a few at a time for fresh baked cookies.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad you have made these cookies quite a bit and find them easy, little to clean up, and that they turn out amazing. That’s wonderful to hear!

  2. 5 stars
    I don’t think that salt should be optional if you’re using unsalted butter! Salt is super important for flavor, it will be bland without it.

    This was tasty. It took 15 minutes at 350 after chilling for four hours. I added 1 teaspoon of diamond crystal kosher salt. Very chewy and tasty.

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t think that salt should be optional if you’re using unsalted butter! Salt is super important for flavor, it will be bland without it.

    This was tasty. It took 15 minutes at 350 after chilling for four hours. I added 1 teaspoon of diamond crystal kosher salt. Very chewy and tasty.

    1. I agree with you about salt. However, some people get very finicky (and vocal) about salt when it has to do with desserts which is why in recipes that I wrote 5+ years ago, I was more wishy-washy on salt and I would say ‘optional’. However, I have gotten more direct in my recipes as the years have gone by and I do recommend it for flavor. I am glad you enjoyed the cookies!

  4. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies exactly by the recipe. Sooo good! Everyone raved about how good they were.

  5. 5 stars
    I made the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies exactly by the recipe. Sooo good! Everyone raved about how good they were.

  6. 5 stars
    A delicious and easy cookie to make. I made them gluten free by using 1/2 cup of Namaste all purpose flour, and a 1/4 cup almond flour. I’m going to make these for a Sunday funday dinner. Great that I can make the dough ahead and pop them in the oven on Sunday.

  7. 5 stars
    A delicious and easy cookie to make. I made them gluten free by using 1/2 cup of Namaste all purpose flour, and a 1/4 cup almond flour. I’m going to make these for a Sunday funday dinner. Great that I can make the dough ahead and pop them in the oven on Sunday.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out great with the GF and almond flour swap you made! And yes, you can definitely make the dough in advance for really any of my cookie recipes (by a 3-5 days) and then pop in oven the day of and bake!

  8. 5 stars
    My favorite cookie recipe! I’ve been making these for a couple of years now. Curious if you’ve ever tried to make them gluten free?

  9. 5 stars
    My favorite cookie recipe! I’ve been making these for a couple of years now. Curious if you’ve ever tried to make them gluten free?

    1. I’m glad these are your favorite cookies!

      I have never tried to make them GF although you can easily buy certified GF oats (like Quaker) in the grocery store. And I would use a flour like this intended for baking https://amzn.to/3Pqaqc1

  10. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazing! So soft and chewy!
    I am excited about freezing unbaked dough and baking them later. Can you bake them straight out of the freezer? Or does the dough need to defrost first?

  11. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazing! So soft and chewy!
    I am excited about freezing unbaked dough and baking them later. Can you bake them straight out of the freezer? Or does the dough need to defrost first?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad they are great!

      Can you bake them straight out of the freezer? – yes, add a couple minutes to the bake time if baking straight from frozen

      Or does the dough need to defrost first? – not necessary, although you can if you want

  12. 5 stars
    I used 3/4 cups of brown sugar and 1/4 cups of granulated sugar. I made the oatmeal/butterscotch with cinnamon as per directions.
    I made another batch the same minus the cinnamon and oatmeal and added 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of semi sweet chips. They both turned out delicious

  13. Add additional flour or oatmeal to the Chocolate chip cookie dough. I messed up because I forgot this step. Reverse the sugars for this recipe as well.

  14. 5 stars
    I used 3/4 cups of brown sugar and 1/4 cups of granulated sugar. I made the oatmeal/butterscotch with cinnamon as per directions.
    I made another batch the same minus the cinnamon and oatmeal and added 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of semi sweet chips. They both turned out delicious

    1. I am glad to hear that even with all the modifications and accidental errors, that they still turned out delicious!

  15. 4 stars
    Waaaaay too much vanilla. I made these three times because I really liked the texture, and they were much better when cutting the vanilla extract in half. You have to be careful with extracts, and a tablespoon in this recipe creates a very strong artificial flavor even with a good quality vanilla extract.

  16. 4 stars
    Waaaaay too much vanilla. I made these three times because I really liked the texture, and they were much better when cutting the vanilla extract in half. You have to be careful with extracts, and a tablespoon in this recipe creates a very strong artificial flavor even with a good quality vanilla extract.

    1. It’s all personal preference on vanilla, normally most of my readers enjoy a solid dose but of course, always dial things in accordance to your personal preference and you found what you like now. That’s great!

  17. 5 stars
    These were amazingly delicious cookies! My husband is very picky about oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and he said these were the best he’s ever had!!! I followed the recipe as written and it was perfect.

  18. 5 stars
    These were amazingly delicious cookies! My husband is very picky about oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and he said these were the best he’s ever had!!! I followed the recipe as written and it was perfect.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am flattered your husband said these are the best CCC’s he’s ever had! I am glad they were perfect for you both as written!

  19. 5 stars
    I have been using your recipes for a while now and they are all great, so I made these cookies yesterday and I had to make them again today. My son had 5 cookies yesterday and usually he does not like sweets LOL

  20. 5 stars
    I have been using your recipes for a while now and they are all great, so I made these cookies yesterday and I had to make them again today. My son had 5 cookies yesterday and usually he does not like sweets LOL

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that your son gobbled these up and you’re going to make more!

  21. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe a few days ago at home to surprise my child. because my child enjoys eating chocolate cookies Your ingredient was surprisingly accurate, and I have the actual test. Thank you for your content. It was immensely helpful.

  22. 5 stars
    OMG. Finally. A recipe that can match Potbelly’s cookies!! These are so amazing. I almost didn’t make them because the pop-ups and ads on this website are so annoying; I thought this was a spam site from Pinterest. However, I’m glad I stuck around!

    For anyone interested, to closely replicate Potbelly’s cookies, you have to use instant oats (not old-fashioned). I much prefer it this way anyways; I hate gnawing on large, dry pieces of rolled oats.  Just make sure you don’t over-measure your flour or oats. I always use a scale to precisely measure the flour and sugars.  And do not over-bake, or it WILL be dry!!!! My cookies had crunchy edges and gooey/chewy center, even when cooled.

    I also browned (then chilled) half of the butter before mixing, and added in 1 tablespoon of Log Cabin “maple” syrup. This is just something I do for all my chocolate chip cookies. 

    God bless!!! <3

  23. 5 stars
    OMG. Finally. A recipe that can match Potbelly’s cookies!! These are so amazing. I almost didn’t make them because the pop-ups and ads on this website are so annoying; I thought this was a spam site from Pinterest. However, I’m glad I stuck around!

    For anyone interested, to closely replicate Potbelly’s cookies, you have to use instant oats (not old-fashioned). I much prefer it this way anyways; I hate gnawing on large, dry pieces of rolled oats.  Just make sure you don’t over-measure your flour or oats. I always use a scale to precisely measure the flour and sugars.  And do not over-bake, or it WILL be dry!!!! My cookies had crunchy edges and gooey/chewy center, even when cooled.

    I also browned (then chilled) half of the butter before mixing, and added in 1 tablespoon of Log Cabin “maple” syrup. This is just something I do for all my chocolate chip cookies. 

    God bless!!! <3

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that you love the cookies and tweaked the recipe a bit to fit your desired outcome.

  24. 5 stars
    I made these as directed with a generous pinch of salt. I rolled the dough in parchment and put them in the freezer so we could slice them and bake a cookie at a time (adding a minute or 2 to baking time due to being frozen). The texture and spread are absolutely perfect. They came out thick and chewy. My boyfriend loved them, he just thought they were a bit rich, but that didn’t seem to stop him. For my own tastes, I would either just use salted butter next time or sprinkle some flake salt before baking, or add roasted pecans and maybe cut back on some raisins. Changes would not because it isn’t a great cookie, I just like a little less rich/sweet and more salt in a cookie. We both agreed these are 5-star gourmet. Something I would expect in a fine hotel warmed with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

  25. 5 stars
    I made these as directed with a generous pinch of salt. I rolled the dough in parchment and put them in the freezer so we could slice them and bake a cookie at a time (adding a minute or 2 to baking time due to being frozen). The texture and spread are absolutely perfect. They came out thick and chewy. My boyfriend loved them, he just thought they were a bit rich, but that didn’t seem to stop him. For my own tastes, I would either just use salted butter next time or sprinkle some flake salt before baking, or add roasted pecans and maybe cut back on some raisins. Changes would not because it isn’t a great cookie, I just like a little less rich/sweet and more salt in a cookie. We both agreed these are 5-star gourmet. Something I would expect in a fine hotel warmed with a cup of coffee in the afternoon.

  26. 5 stars
    I made your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday – really easy. They came out perfectly right down to the 11 minutes cooking time. I had no chocolate chips so I substituted raisins which I love equally so they were not a disappointment. Without a cookie scoop I still came out to 14 cookies easily. Really delicious! And for some reason they disappeared in two days! Thanks!

  27. 5 stars
    I made your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday – really easy. They came out perfectly right down to the 11 minutes cooking time. I had no chocolate chips so I substituted raisins which I love equally so they were not a disappointment. Without a cookie scoop I still came out to 14 cookies easily. Really delicious! And for some reason they disappeared in two days! Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that they were awesome and disappeared quickly! I love oatmeal raisin cookies too so would’ve been just as happy with that version compared to chocolate.

  28. 5 stars
    Made these cookies last night, and they tasted amazing! Even today, they are still fresh and just as delicious

  29. 5 stars
    Made these cookies last night, and they tasted amazing! Even today, they are still fresh and just as delicious

    1. When cookies don’t flatten, that is a sign that the dough was overfloured and you need to scale back on it (measure with a lighter hand).

  30. 5 stars
    I’ve been making these cookies for over 2 years now. They are hands down the best. The recipe is perfect every time.

  31. 5 stars
    I’ve been making these cookies for over 2 years now. They are hands down the best. The recipe is perfect every time.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they are hands down the best for you and perfect every time!

  32. How are these different than your One-Bowl, No-Mixer, No-Chill Oatmeal Cookies? One says you must chill, the other says no chilling needed. But they have the same ingredients and steps. I don’t get it.

  33. 5 stars
    Hi there, I made your oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe and it was fabulous. My only complaint is your website is very challenging with all the ads and it seems to overload your website and making it difficult to find the recipe and the ingredients and directions. I will continue to review your website, lots of yummy things to make.

  34. 5 stars
    Hi there, I made your oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe and it was fabulous. My only complaint is your website is very challenging with all the ads and it seems to overload your website and making it difficult to find the recipe and the ingredients and directions. I will continue to review your website, lots of yummy things to make.

  35. 5 stars
    Omg! so easy to make and it turned out delicious. We ate it on tacos, added fresh cilantro and salsa, the perfect family dinner snacks.. Thank you

  36. 5 stars
    These are SO GOOD!!! I used quick oats & didn’t have an issue. I also used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips, & added the full teaspoon of the cinnamon. These are SO DELICIOUS, that I’m putting together mason jars full of the dry ingredients to give out for Christmas!!! You won’t be disappointed! 💜💜💜🙏

  37. 5 stars
    These are SO GOOD!!! I used quick oats & didn’t have an issue. I also used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips, & added the full teaspoon of the cinnamon. These are SO DELICIOUS, that I’m putting together mason jars full of the dry ingredients to give out for Christmas!!! You won’t be disappointed! 💜💜💜🙏

  38. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe, thanks so much! I chilled the dough for only an hour and they still turned out perfect. I agree with the previous commenters who said these taste pretty close to Potbelly’s cookies. Will definitely make this recipe again!!

  39. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe, thanks so much! I chilled the dough for only an hour and they still turned out perfect. I agree with the previous commenters who said these taste pretty close to Potbelly’s cookies. Will definitely make this recipe again!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that these turned out great for you! Good to know about Potbelly’s and the similarity, I’ve never had those before.

  40. 5 stars
    I have been searching for the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe, and I have found it… Except I read the recipe wrong, and so I added in 1.5 tsp of cinnamon. I am happy to report that apparently I am a cinnamonaholic, because these were perfection.

    Thank you for another stellar recipe! I can’t wait to make these again. I think they will make PERFECT ice cream sandwich cookies!

  41. 5 stars
    I have been searching for the perfect oatmeal cookie recipe, and I have found it… Except I read the recipe wrong, and so I added in 1.5 tsp of cinnamon. I am happy to report that apparently I am a cinnamonaholic, because these were perfection.

    Thank you for another stellar recipe! I can’t wait to make these again. I think they will make PERFECT ice cream sandwich cookies!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love this recipe and can’t wait to make these again! I also love cinnamon and have added that much, or more, and never regret it :)

  42. 5 stars
    i will try this recipe also its look so good hope i will make it more good thanks for the sharing this with us.

  43. 5 stars
    i will try this recipe also its look so good hope i will make it more good thanks for the sharing this with us.

  44. 5 stars
    i will try this recipe also its look so good hope i will make it more good thanks for the sharing this with us.

  45. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING! My whole family loves them and is always asking when I will be making more. I have made them large sized (as recipe) and also smaller bite sized, both turned out great. If I am feeling fancy I add in some toasted pecans… delicious. Thanks!

  46. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING! My whole family loves them and is always asking when I will be making more. I have made them large sized (as recipe) and also smaller bite sized, both turned out great. If I am feeling fancy I add in some toasted pecans… delicious. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad your whole family loves these and asks when you’re making them again!

  47. 5 stars
    Made these for my daughter and she absolutely loves them.  So quick and easy.  A definite must try recipe.

  48. 4 stars
    I made these exactly as the recipe indicated minus the optional cinnamon. My dough came out a bit dry and thick. I did refrigerate dough for an hour as suggested, and it might have been better had I not. 
    I will try it again but bake right after mixing. 

  49. 1 star
    One star!! Don’t tell me this takes 21 min total & sneak in ‘fridge dough balls for 2 hours to 5 days’ in the last step of Instructions.  LAME!!!

  50. 3 stars
    Sadly in a hurry to get some cookies together for a potluck, my “21 minute cookies” turned into an all evening escapade. A 2 hour chill is not a 21 minute cookie recipe time.
    Cookies were pretty good but probably would have suggested switching the old fashion oats with quick oats. And smaller cookies

  51. I tried this recipe, it was pretty good, but it tastes the dame as all of the other chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipes.

    I’m not sure if it’s just my oven, but they didn’t expand. Other than that, they were pretty good.

    1. When cookies don’t spread it’s usually a result of an over-floured dough. That would be my guess is that you used a heavier hand than needed with either the flour, oats, or both, and that’s why they didn’t spread easily.

  52. Hello!!! Super tasty cookie dough! When I cooked the cookies though, they came out super flat, burnt on the edges, and not cooked in the middle. I followed the recipe exactly so can anybody tell me what went wrong?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this is your favorite recipe and they turn out the best for you!

  53. 5 stars
    So good! I am new at baking and are on the hunt for recipes to my  favorites baked goods. I was looking to recreate Potbelly’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies and came across this recipe after another reviewer had mentioned they were pretty close to taste. And I have to agree! On top of that, it really is the perfect balance of chocolate chips and oatmeal. Only thing I will do differently next time is add only 1/4 of cinnamon. I love cinnamon but decided it 1/2, is too much for me. I couldn’t wait 2 hours for it to chill, so I left them in the refrigerator for an hour and switched to the freezer for about 10 minutes and they were perfectly firm. They cooked perfectly in 11 mins. 

    So yummy. Don’t hesitate, do them! 

  54. 5 stars
    So good! I am new at baking and are on the hunt for recipes to my  favorites baked goods. I was looking to recreate Potbelly’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies and came across this recipe after another reviewer had mentioned they were pretty close to taste. And I have to agree! On top of that, it really is the perfect balance of chocolate chips and oatmeal. Only thing I will do differently next time is add only 1/4 of cinnamon. I love cinnamon but decided it 1/2, is too much for me. I couldn’t wait 2 hours for it to chill, so I left them in the refrigerator for an hour and switched to the freezer for about 10 minutes and they were perfectly firm. They cooked perfectly in 11 mins. 

    So yummy. Don’t hesitate, do them! 

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these are close to what you were trying to recreate!

  55. 5 stars
    These are the only oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I make now! They’re always SO good!! I would love this same recipe without the oatmeal (my 7 yr old daughter doesn’t like it).  Would it work to just omit the oatmeal or would I need to add something to compensate for it? Thanks!!

  56. 5 stars
    These are the only oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I make now! They’re always SO good!! I would love this same recipe without the oatmeal (my 7 yr old daughter doesn’t like it).  Would it work to just omit the oatmeal or would I need to add something to compensate for it? Thanks!!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these are the only oatmeal cookies you make now!

      You’d have to add extra flour. Try reducing the oats though to just 1/2 cup and see if she can deal with that. I suspect you’d have to then add about 1 1/2 cups of flour but add it slowly and see how the dough looks. Otherwise you’re then just essentially making choc chip cookies of which I have a ton of versions and varieties! https://www.averiecooks.com/tag/chocolate-chip-cookies/

  57. 5 stars
    I made these cookies today and they turned out amazing!! While the cookie dough was chilling, I realized I forgot to put in baking soda. I put it all back in the bowl, added it, reformed them and all was well. I plan on making these a staple in the home. I didn’t have a big cookie scoop, so I used a 1/4 cup. I got 13 cookies out of the dough. 

    If I want to use my regular sized cookie scoop for this recipe, would I have adjust the cooking time for them?

  58. 5 stars
    I made these cookies today and they turned out amazing!! While the cookie dough was chilling, I realized I forgot to put in baking soda. I put it all back in the bowl, added it, reformed them and all was well. I plan on making these a staple in the home. I didn’t have a big cookie scoop, so I used a 1/4 cup. I got 13 cookies out of the dough. 

    If I want to use my regular sized cookie scoop for this recipe, would I have adjust the cooking time for them?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out amazing even with the baking soda oversight initially.

      Yes baking time is size dependent. For smaller cookies usually 8-ish minutes is enough but it really depends on the size and the dough. Just keep an eye on them and bake until done.

  59. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I know it calls to refrigerate the dough prior to baking, however, I’ve used it twice without and they’ve turned out great! Thinner and chewier🥰 

  60. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I know it calls to refrigerate the dough prior to baking, however, I’ve used it twice without and they’ve turned out great! Thinner and chewier🥰 

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they’ve turned out great for you without chilling the dough.

  61. Question. What will substituting mini choc chips do to the recipe for the oatmeal choc chip cookies. 

    1. Will be fine. You will just have a different concentration of chocolate but overall will be just fine.

  62. 5 stars
    These cookies are great (definitely a favorite) and quite easy to make. I’ve been making them once a week for a while now. They are pretty sticky so it took a few try to figure out best way to scoop and roll. I like adding some dried cranberries. One day I ate three of them. They are that tasty!

  63. 5 stars
    These cookies are great (definitely a favorite) and quite easy to make. I’ve been making them once a week for a while now. They are pretty sticky so it took a few try to figure out best way to scoop and roll. I like adding some dried cranberries. One day I ate three of them. They are that tasty!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you have been enjoying them! If the dough is overly sticky, add another 1-3 tbsp of flour, that will reduce the stickyness right away.

  64. 5 stars
    Awesome! Sweet, chewy,  chocolate chippy and easy!
    Kudos for making baking so accessible to your avid followers!
    Pat C.

  65. 5 stars
    Awesome! Sweet, chewy,  chocolate chippy and easy!
    Kudos for making baking so accessible to your avid followers!
    Pat C.

  66. Is the 1 TABLESPOON vanilla correct or should it be 1 TEASPOON?  I made a double batch and with the 2 TABLESPOONS, It really smells like vanilla.  Just making sure before I bake them and have our kids eat. Please confirm. I looked at other recipes and it calls for 1/1-2 TEASPOONS.  Please confirm. Thanks!  Kris 

    1. 1 tbsp = 3 tsp

      For me, I use at least 2-3 tsp in any type of baking and I enjoy 1 tbsp in these cookies but you can always reduce it.

      This may have been a situation where even though I doubled the recipe I wouldn’t have doubled the vanilla, would have use slightly less 1.5 tbsp maybe but honestly it will be fine. They are safe to eat of course. It’s vanilla after all!

  67. 5 stars
    these cookies are the best!!!! I did not need to refrigerate them before cooking, they did not flatten….great tasting.

  68. 5 stars
    these cookies are the best!!!! I did not need to refrigerate them before cooking, they did not flatten….great tasting.

  69. 5 stars
    For the past 2 months, self-isolation has left me A LOT of time for baking. All categories combined, these cookies  are THE BEST thing I’ve baked for my family, hands down! Simply delicious and very satisfying! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad that these cookies are the BEST thing you’ve baked for your family during these past self-isolating months!

  70. 5 stars
    For the past 2 months, self-isolation has left me A LOT of time for baking. All categories combined, these cookies  are THE BEST thing I’ve baked for my family, hands down! Simply delicious and very satisfying! Thank you!

  71. 5 stars
    The BEST! I made this recipe for my family twice now. Double batches both times. Everyone loves these cookies. I made exactly as is. Delicious.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad this is the best and everyone loves the cookies!

  72. 5 stars
    The BEST! I made this recipe for my family twice now. Double batches both times. Everyone loves these cookies. I made exactly as is. Delicious.

  73. 5 stars
    These cookies had the perfect texture and yielded the best oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. :-) Thank you.

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that they were the best oatmeal cookies you’ve ever made!

  74. 5 stars
    I’m getting ready to make these for the fourth time. These are the best oatmeal cookies ever!  Even my daughter, who doesn’t like oatmeal cookies, loves these. It is the perfect amount of chewiness and lots of chocolate chips,

    1. How nice of you to be cooking on Mother’s Day! Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad these are a hit with your daughter!

  75. 5 stars
    These cookies had the perfect texture and yielded the best oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. :-) Thank you.

  76. 5 stars
    I’m getting ready to make these for the fourth time. These are the best oatmeal cookies ever!  Even my daughter, who doesn’t like oatmeal cookies, loves these. It is the perfect amount of chewiness and lots of chocolate chips,

  77. 5 stars
    Nice soft chewy cookie. It’s great that it doesn’t have allot of sugar. I used a non GMO chocolate chips  and it was perfect! I’m going to use raisins next time.

  78. 5 stars
    Nice soft chewy cookie. It’s great that it doesn’t have allot of sugar. I used a non GMO chocolate chips  and it was perfect! I’m going to use raisins next time.

  79. 5 stars
    These were amazing!!! I’m 6 months pregnant and craving coconut so I added the 1/2 cup of raisins AND 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut. So good!!! 

  80. 5 stars
    These were amazing!!! I’m 6 months pregnant and craving coconut so I added the 1/2 cup of raisins AND 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut. So good!!! 

  81. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe to a letter and they came out great. Right at 11min is the perfect time! Everyone loved them and will be making a few more batches:) 

  82. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe to a letter and they came out great. Right at 11min is the perfect time! Everyone loved them and will be making a few more batches:) 

  83. 5 stars
    These were the best oatmeal choco ship cookies ever! Finally a recipe that uses a good amount of vanilla!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad you love these! And yes I am never shy with the vanilla in my baking recipes!

  84. 5 stars
    These were the best oatmeal choco ship cookies ever! Finally a recipe that uses a good amount of vanilla!

  85. I have never made cookies with a tablespoon of vanilla.  I just want to be sure it isn’t a typo and should be a teaspoon.  A tablespoon for a small batch of cookies seems like a lot!  Maybe it is the secret ingredient, but I just want to be sure before I make these.  Thanks so much!

  86. 5 stars
    Wow! Thanks for this recipe. Had a wild idea that I wanted to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and landed here because I had NO idea how to make them. They were a huge hit! Followed the recipe to the letter and wasn’t disappointed. Warm cookies with vanilla ice cream on top? Yep, I said it. Thanks again!

  87. 5 stars
    Wow! Thanks for this recipe. Had a wild idea that I wanted to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and landed here because I had NO idea how to make them. They were a huge hit! Followed the recipe to the letter and wasn’t disappointed. Warm cookies with vanilla ice cream on top? Yep, I said it. Thanks again!

  88. 5 stars
    Made this recipe to the exact measurements tonight and at 11 minutes they were not even flat and all dough. Cooked another 8 minutes and we’re still doughy but took them out. Not even close to being overcooked.  I didn’t change anything so I’m confused! I chilled them in the fridge for about 5 hours and took out and put directly in oven.. is that incorrect? Taste delicious but wondering why it took almost double your cooking time recommendation. 

    1. 1. oven that isn’t working properly (to temp) is my guess and it’s running at too low or cool of a temp, I would calibrate with an oven thermometer to see if that’s the case.
      2. they were super mounded up in the shape of golf balls rather than slightly flattened, although this isn’t as likely as #1

  89. 5 stars
    Made this recipe to the exact measurements tonight and at 11 minutes they were not even flat and all dough. Cooked another 8 minutes and we’re still doughy but took them out. Not even close to being overcooked.  I didn’t change anything so I’m confused! I chilled them in the fridge for about 5 hours and took out and put directly in oven.. is that incorrect? Taste delicious but wondering why it took almost double your cooking time recommendation. 

  90. 5 stars
    THESE ARE AMAZING!!! Whole family loved them :) I literally had like 4 when the batch came out because they were so addicting!!!!

  91. 5 stars
    THESE ARE AMAZING!!! Whole family loved them :) I literally had like 4 when the batch came out because they were so addicting!!!!

  92. 5 stars
    I made “The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies” last night and I can see why they are the most popular Oatmeal Cookies recipe on your website.  They turned out perfect and were absolutely delicious!  

  93. 5 stars
    I made “The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies” last night and I can see why they are the most popular Oatmeal Cookies recipe on your website.  They turned out perfect and were absolutely delicious!  

  94. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe to the letter and wasn’t disappointed! Zero suggestions other than be careful because you will eat these up. Put vanilla or cinnamon ice cream over a nuked cookie. Yum!

  95. 5 stars
    Followed the recipe to the letter and wasn’t disappointed! Zero suggestions other than be careful because you will eat these up. Put vanilla or cinnamon ice cream over a nuked cookie. Yum!

  96. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! My husband, my son and I absolutely loved these. I’m making another batch to bring for my coworkers tomorrow. I did half dark chocolate chips half milk chocolate chips. 10/10!

  97. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! My husband, my son and I absolutely loved these. I’m making another batch to bring for my coworkers tomorrow. I did half dark chocolate chips half milk chocolate chips. 10/10!

  98. I am a dude and I wouldn’t call myself a baker, but I’m into cookies. I have made these twice now. This time I substituted half the butter with applesauce so I feel a little less bad about eating them all, and they came out just as good.

    1. That’s great to know that you were able to swap half the butter with applesauce and they still came out great! As cookies go, I think these are pretty healthy. I wouldn’t feel too badly. At least that’s what I tell myself when I make lots of cookies….ha!

  99. 5 stars
    My family and I loved these cookies! I didn’t even chill them and they still turned out great. Usually, I eat about three cookies worth of dough and this was no different. EXCELLENT dough. I added about 1/2 tsp salt instead of a dash just because I like that contrast. After several minutes cooling on the rack, they were ready to eat- crispy on the outside and soft and a bit gooey on the inside. Perfect. These won’t last the day here. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your family loved these cookies and that even without chilling they turned out great!

  100. 5 stars
    My family and I loved these cookies! I didn’t even chill them and they still turned out great. Usually, I eat about three cookies worth of dough and this was no different. EXCELLENT dough. I added about 1/2 tsp salt instead of a dash just because I like that contrast. After several minutes cooling on the rack, they were ready to eat- crispy on the outside and soft and a bit gooey on the inside. Perfect. These won’t last the day here. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they’re the best cookie recipe you’ve tried and your family loved them!

  101. 5 stars
    made these today! SO happy with them! I baked for about 13 mins as I like a little bite on the edges, cut back on the white sugar, flaked salt on top of the cookies and used a mix of dark, milk and peanut butter chips! Great recipe

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out great! Sea salt on top is the best! And your mixture of chips sounds delish!

    1. Not a mistake. But add to taste. 1 tbsp = 3 tsp. I prefer more than 1 or 2 tsp which is why I use 1 tbsp but do as you like best.

  102. 5 stars
    Just made these yesterday & they really are the BEST oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I have ever had!! So chewy & chocolatey, (I was very generous with the “heaping” cup of chocolate chips!😅) I even dreamed about them! Definitely a fan favourite with the kids & hubby as well. How many calories per cookie? Can you please provide the nutritional facts? Thanks a bunch!❤

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these were the BEST for you!

      I am working on updating all my 2500+ recipes to include stats in the future.

  103. 5 stars
    made these today! SO happy with them! I baked for about 13 mins as I like a little bite on the edges, cut back on the white sugar, flaked salt on top of the cookies and used a mix of dark, milk and peanut butter chips! Great recipe

  104. 5 stars
    Just made these yesterday & they really are the BEST oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I have ever had!! So chewy & chocolatey, (I was very generous with the “heaping” cup of chocolate chips!😅) I even dreamed about them! Definitely a fan favourite with the kids & hubby as well. How many calories per cookie? Can you please provide the nutritional facts? Thanks a bunch!❤

  105. 5 stars
    Your instructions and tips really made the difference in these. I have bookmarked these forever as my go-to recipe! I skipped the cinnamon and used dark chocolate squares instead then sprinkled with sea salt flakes at the end. Oh my YUM. I already shared the link to here with many of my friends. Thanks :)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad my instructions and tips really helped you and glad you’ve bookmarked these as your go-to recipe!

      I actually have an oatmeal/sea salt recipe in my drafts that I am publishing in the next few weeks! Love that combo as well.

  106. 5 stars
    Your instructions and tips really made the difference in these. I have bookmarked these forever as my go-to recipe! I skipped the cinnamon and used dark chocolate squares instead then sprinkled with sea salt flakes at the end. Oh my YUM. I already shared the link to here with many of my friends. Thanks :)

  107. 5 stars
    These are delightful! I subbed out half of the butter with shortening (I don’t want to run out of butter under quarantine), and I made them much smaller, but otherwise followed the recipe. The old fashioned oats give the texture some real character and they’re just PACKED with chocolate chips. Next time I might cut back the vanilla just a hair, but the cinnamon at 1/2 teaspoon is spot-on. I froze the dough balls and then take them out a couple at a time, so I always have warm, gooey cookies. Thank you for a lovely recipe! You’ve save both my sanity and my sweet tooth during this bizarro time.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you these were a hit for you and good to know that a butter/shortening mix worked fine!

  108. 5 stars
    These are delightful! I subbed out half of the butter with shortening (I don’t want to run out of butter under quarantine), and I made them much smaller, but otherwise followed the recipe. The old fashioned oats give the texture some real character and they’re just PACKED with chocolate chips. Next time I might cut back the vanilla just a hair, but the cinnamon at 1/2 teaspoon is spot-on. I froze the dough balls and then take them out a couple at a time, so I always have warm, gooey cookies. Thank you for a lovely recipe! You’ve save both my sanity and my sweet tooth during this bizarro time.

  109. Love these! I didn’t have old fashioned oats so I used one minute oats knowing it may not work out. But they were great!!! I will try old fashioned next time just to compare and contrast :) thanks for a great recipe. Definitely sweet so if you want you could feasibly cut down on the sugar a bit. But it’s a cookie, so just bake to your own tastes :)

    1. Glad they still worked with one minute oats!

      And exactly, they are sweet, but it’s a cookie :) That’s exactly what I want everyone to remember.

  110. 5 stars
    Made them smaller but otherwise the same. 1/2 t cinnamon is plenty. I may cut the vanilla a bit next time, otherwise delish.

  111. 5 stars
    Made them smaller but otherwise the same. 1/2 t cinnamon is plenty. I may cut the vanilla a bit next time, otherwise delish.

  112. 5 stars
    Very good! I made these today because I was bored “self quarantining”. I kind of messed up with the instructions but they still turned out amazing!! Thank you so much.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these worked out just fine for you and that hopefully they took your mind off some of the boredom!

  113. 5 stars
    Very good! I made these today because I was bored “self quarantining”. I kind of messed up with the instructions but they still turned out amazing!! Thank you so much.

  114. 5 stars
    I’ve tried a good amount of recipes for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but this one is best. I would definitely recommend following the instructions and chilling for 2 hours. They are delicious and stay soft for days.

  115. 5 stars
    I’ve tried a good amount of recipes for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but this one is best. I would definitely recommend following the instructions and chilling for 2 hours. They are delicious and stay soft for days.

  116. 5 stars
    Yum!!! I’ve been craving some oatmeal cookies, and I also love chocolate, so double win. I only did a few things differently, based off of the reviews I read before making the cookies and also the ingredients I had on hand (as we’re currently in the house, only), and they turned out amazing :) First, I used quick 1-minute oats instead of old fashioned. Second, I only added 2 tsp of vanilla extract instead of 1 Tbsp. I added the full tsp of cinnamon, but honestly I love cinnamon and might add more next time. I wasn’t sure about the quarter cup mounds, so instead I rolled a heaping tablespoon (like an actual silverware tablespoon, not a measuring spoon) amount of dough into a ball and pressed it down flatter on the tray and baked for 12 minutes without chilling the dough. Some reviews said that they were concerned that the cookies didn’t spread out when baked, but when I cooked them without refrigerating the dough they spread out nicely (not too thin, not too thick). The batter yielded 16 delicious, chewy, chocolatey oatmeal cookies :)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that the quick oats worked for you (gotta do what you gotta due in times like these!) and that all worked out well!

      1. I too am not going out to the store and wondered if the quick oats would be ok. Otherwise I will make the recipe on Quaker Oats website. Should I do anything different if using the quick oats?

        Thanks!!

      2. Quick oats wouldn’t be my recommendation for this recipe BUT if that’s what you have, I’d say use them. Add them before you add the flour, and depending on how dry the dough looks, you may want to reduce the amount of flour by 1/4-ish cup or so, just guessing. It will depend on how it looks in the bowl and how dry it is.

  117. 5 stars
    Awesome cookies! I was in the mood for chocolate chip cookies, but also wanted a little more substance from oatmeal…that is how I happened upon this gem of a recipe. I followed the recipe to the letter and the cookies are exactly as Averie describes. They are chewy, but not cakey; they are the perfect amount of sweet, and they neither flattened during baking, nor did they refuse to spread. Bake for 11 minutes, let cool, and they will be exactly as a delicious cookie ought to be! I used 1/8 cup of dough per cookie rather than 1/4 cup so I could have two cookies instead of one :-). Everyone in my family loves them!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that the quick oats worked for you (gotta do what you gotta due in times like these!) and that all worked out well!

    2. Sorry…I was replying to the comment right before you…but glad they turned out awesome and that they were the perfect amount of sweetness and spread just the right amount and were like I described. That is great to hear!

  118. On your chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, you have the vanilla amount as a tablespoon, not teaspoon. This is three times the amount that I’ve ever seen any cookie ( or cake) recipe. I am doubling this recipe for my grandchildren and would have to put two tablespoons of vanilla extract in it. Is this correct?

    1. 1 tbsp = 3 tsp

      Add 1, 2, or 3 tsp, whatever you are comfortable with in a single batch.

      For a double batch, I would add a generous tbsp but do as you see fit for your needs.

  119. 5 stars
    Yum!!! I’ve been craving some oatmeal cookies, and I also love chocolate, so double win. I only did a few things differently, based off of the reviews I read before making the cookies and also the ingredients I had on hand (as we’re currently in the house, only), and they turned out amazing :) First, I used quick 1-minute oats instead of old fashioned. Second, I only added 2 tsp of vanilla extract instead of 1 Tbsp. I added the full tsp of cinnamon, but honestly I love cinnamon and might add more next time. I wasn’t sure about the quarter cup mounds, so instead I rolled a heaping tablespoon (like an actual silverware tablespoon, not a measuring spoon) amount of dough into a ball and pressed it down flatter on the tray and baked for 12 minutes without chilling the dough. Some reviews said that they were concerned that the cookies didn’t spread out when baked, but when I cooked them without refrigerating the dough they spread out nicely (not too thin, not too thick). The batter yielded 16 delicious, chewy, chocolatey oatmeal cookies :)

  120. 5 stars
    Awesome cookies! I was in the mood for chocolate chip cookies, but also wanted a little more substance from oatmeal…that is how I happened upon this gem of a recipe. I followed the recipe to the letter and the cookies are exactly as Averie describes. They are chewy, but not cakey; they are the perfect amount of sweet, and they neither flattened during baking, nor did they refuse to spread. Bake for 11 minutes, let cool, and they will be exactly as a delicious cookie ought to be! I used 1/8 cup of dough per cookie rather than 1/4 cup so I could have two cookies instead of one :-). Everyone in my family loves them!

  121. No. Just no. Why is this a 5 star rating? I have never had such a horrible result from following a recipe exactly. Way too sweet. And not like a candy bar sweet. More like a small doughy lump of sugar. They did not spread out at all either. I pushed them down with a fork when them came out of the oven, but that doesn’t help much. 0/5 … a total waste of some expensive ingredients.

    1. It’s a 5 star review because tons of people love these. You did not, sorry for that.

      Although I do question your reference to ‘expensive’ ingredients…what exactly is expensive here? Baking inherently uses butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. That’s pretty basic stuff. And often chocolate chips.

      But to each their own. Thanks for trying the recipe.

  122. Made these this afternoon (didn’t have chocolate chips so I broke up some mini-chocolates left over from Valentine’s Day, (the only change I made and they baked beautifully!) Tasted delicious, but the ‘scoops’ of cookie dough did not spread out at all while baking. The finished cookies looked like big cookie balls. So while the cookies were still warm, I used a spatula to flatten them out so they would look more like real cookies, and for the second pan that I put into the oven right afterwards, l smooshed the cold dough balls down before baking… They’re in the oven now and they don’t seem to be spreading out at all. Where did I go wrong?

    1. Overfloured the dough is my guess. If you add too much flour by using a heavy hand while measuring, it will create a very stiff dough that won’t spread very easily in the oven.

      You could try baking warm dough (not chilled from the fridge) and they may spread more.

    1. Do you add the butter straight from the refrigerator? I don’t see anything about meloting or softened or room temp. Thanks!

      1. Softened to room temp.

        And after 6+ years, and I am not sure how that much time has passed and no one else asked, but since you did I updated the recipe card.

  123. I have a crawfish boil tomorrow and assigned to bring sweets (less than 10 gathering) to meet my son’s future in-laws. Since we have limited supplies in the grocery stores right now, I thought I would make something with things I have on hand and one of my favorite things is choc chip oatmeal cookies. I just found this recipe and cannot wait to start mixing them up. Did I mention my son’s future father in law is a chef. Nervous about cooking anything and bringing over to their house.

    1. I can imagine, that’s a lot of pressure when you’re cooking for a chef, but I’ve found that most are actually really open minded and happy you gave your best effort. Stay safe!

  124. 5 stars
    Making these cookies on the 6 day of being quarantined and they definitely brought me a much needed smile. If people thought the original recipe was too sweet then my “oops did I dump too many chips in” cookie would put them in a diabetic coma!!! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these helped get you thru the quarantine! We are all in this and it’s not easy.

      LOL re your chips. I get all comments – some thing these are not sweet enough and don’t taste like cookies and others say they’re too sweet. I think they’re just right :)

  125. 5 stars
    Making these cookies on the 6 day of being quarantined and they definitely brought me a much needed smile. If people thought the original recipe was too sweet then my “oops did I dump too many chips in” cookie would put them in a diabetic coma!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  126. 5 stars
    Delicious! Subbed whole wheat flour for white and still came out perfect. Didn’t chill the full 2 hours but they still turned out soft and thick. Thank you!

    1. I don’t have room in my fridge to put on trays or plates in mounds. Can I just leave the dough in the bowl to chill? I sure hope so cuz that’s what I’m doing! Lol I already have the dough mixed up. Can’t wait to get these in the oven! I can tell they’ll be gr8! Thanks and stay safe and healthy!

      1. It’s not my recommendation because the dough hardens into one big mound and then you have to chisel it out and it’s more crumbly and difficult to deal with. But….since you already did it and I am replying 18 hours later to your comment, I am sure you figured it out.

  127. 5 stars
    Delicious! Subbed whole wheat flour for white and still came out perfect. Didn’t chill the full 2 hours but they still turned out soft and thick. Thank you!

  128. 5 stars
    These cookies are named well. They are by far 100% the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies I or anyone in my family has ever tried. We ALL LOVED them !! I will be visiting your website and making other recipes from your site. THANK YOU.

    1. Glad you agree they’re the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by far! Great to hear you’ll be making more of my recipes, too!

  129. 5 stars
    These cookies are named well. They are by far 100% the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies I or anyone in my family has ever tried. We ALL LOVED them !! I will be visiting your website and making other recipes from your site. THANK YOU.

  130. 5 stars
    I have made these cookies so often, they get eaten so quickly. They are the best. People ask me for the recipe after they have had one of the delicious cookies.
    thank you for the recipe.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you make them often and that people love them and ask for the recipe!

  131. 5 stars
    I have made these cookies so often, they get eaten so quickly. They are the best. People ask me for the recipe after they have had one of the delicious cookies.
    thank you for the recipe.

  132. 5 stars
    My family loved these delicious cookies! Haven’t made such tasty cookies in a long time. Recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad your family loved these and that this is a keeper for you!

  133. 5 stars
    My family loved these delicious cookies! Haven’t made such tasty cookies in a long time. Recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

    1. All the photos have a hoovering Pinterest button in the upper lefthand corner. Just put your cursor/mouse or your finger if on your phone over it, and it should pop up to Pin It. Thanks!

      1. I am on my computer and unfortunately this recipe does not have the Pinterest button on any of the photos (at least not this recipe). I always see and pin them from top right side of the recipe itself. This one has neither. I just pinned your sticky chicken recipe (yum) for later and it had the “Pin Button” on the photos and the recipe leading me to believe this one does not for some reason.

      2. Just messaged you privately because it’s showing up for me, but I will have someone on my end double check this post. Thanks for your support and for pinning!

    1. Not without flour, no. If you’re looking to make them GF I would use a cup-for-cup style GF flour meant to replace regular flour 1:1.

    1. All people have really different tastes for sweetness. I’ve had people say this recipe isn’t sweet enough, but have never had someone say a bit too sweet. Most say just right but everyone is different.

  134. taste great!!! but… when you cook them be careful because they spread… A LOT my cookies or should I say cookie was a big delicious blob.

    1. If you chill the dough and bake on a Silpat, there really shouldn’t be excessive spreading issues, and sorry you experienced that, but glad it still tasted great. I’ve never had anyone mention spreading like you had.

  135. 5 stars
    Stumbled across this recipe while trying to find a different version for chocolate chip cookies and I am SO glad that I did! This is our go-to recipe and is INCREDIBLY delicious – MUCH tastier than the standard oatmeal-less recipe. THANK YOU!!!! I can’t wait to try some of the other variations you have.

    PS my picky 7 year old who “hates!” oats and oatmeal says these are “the best!!!”

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you stumbled upon my recipe too and that you love these cookies, and even your 7 yr old too who ‘hates oat’ :)

  136. 5 stars
    Stumbled across this recipe while trying to find a different version for chocolate chip cookies and I am SO glad that I did! This is our go-to recipe and is INCREDIBLY delicious – MUCH tastier than the standard oatmeal-less recipe. THANK YOU!!!! I can’t wait to try some of the other variations you have.

    PS my picky 7 year old who “hates!” oats and oatmeal says these are “the best!!!”

  137. 5 stars
    These were the absolute best. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’d like to make the base chocolate so that I have chocolate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. What adjustments would I need to make?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you love these!

      To be honest, it’s not that easy to just add say 1/2 cup cocoa powder, although you probably could, but you’d have to cut back on the flour, but not maybe by 1/2 cup, by maybe 1/4 cup. It’s hard to say. I should make a chocolate-based oatmeal cookie. I have a ton of other chocolate-base cookies here https://www.averiecooks.com/tag/chocolate-cookies/

  138. 5 stars
    These were the absolute best. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’d like to make the base chocolate so that I have chocolate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. What adjustments would I need to make?

  139. 5 stars
    Made exactly as written, including putting them in the freezer first. Works phenomenally. I found the dough to be a little bit wet and sticky, but the final product is great. The frozen dough balls do take around 12-13 minutes to cook all the way through.

  140. 5 stars
    Made exactly as written, including putting them in the freezer first. Works phenomenally. I found the dough to be a little bit wet and sticky, but the final product is great. The frozen dough balls do take around 12-13 minutes to cook all the way through.

  141. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I added toasted walnuts roughly chopped. For me, a cookie made a great breakfast with my cup of cocoa.

  142. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I added toasted walnuts roughly chopped. For me, a cookie made a great breakfast with my cup of cocoa.

  143. 5 stars
    Amazing! Made dairy free with soy milk + earth balance. Also didn’t do cinnamon since I don’t prefer it in classic chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. WOW so great… definitely a keeper, thanks for the recipe!

  144. 5 stars
    Amazing! Made dairy free with soy milk + earth balance. Also didn’t do cinnamon since I don’t prefer it in classic chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. WOW so great… definitely a keeper, thanks for the recipe!

  145. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my husband’s favorite, but the recipe handed down in his family was always lacking that consistency he remembered as a kid. It was refrigerating the dough, that was the trick! I used Sugar in the Raw instead of granulated, as his family has done…so now, they’re perfect!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad that refrigerating the dough did the trick! Glad they are perfect now!

  146. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is my husband’s favorite, but the recipe handed down in his family was always lacking that consistency he remembered as a kid. It was refrigerating the dough, that was the trick! I used Sugar in the Raw instead of granulated, as his family has done…so now, they’re perfect!

  147. 5 stars
    These turned out great for me. I used a smaller cookie scoop and got 24 cookies. My bake time on an insulated sheet was 12 minutes and on a non-insulated 10 minutes. I baked them until edges were golden and set, and centers were slightly underbaked. So, bake time at 350F can vary a bit.

  148. Quick question: could this dough be frozen? I always pre-make my cookie dough before Christmas so I can bake day of without the hustle and bustle of actually have to MAKE the cookie dough with everyone else in the kitchen.

    1. Yes for sure. I suggest rolling into balls THEN freezing them so it’s easier for you to just plunk the dough balls on the cookie sheet when ready to bake.

  149. 5 stars
    These are great cookies as written. As promised, chewy , soft and chocolatey. Influenced by the holidays, I made some changes/additions tonight. I cut the white sugar in half because of the addition of dried cranberries. Along with the vanilla I added a half tsp each of anise and almond extract. Then the zest of four mandarins. Along with the cinnamon I added a dash of nutmeg, a couple dashes of cardamom, and a half tsp of ground ginger. With the chocolate chips, about a third cup each of dried cranberries and sliced almonds. They took a couple minutes longer to cook than normal and had a slight crunchy bottom edge. YUM!

  150. 5 stars
    These are great cookies as written. As promised, chewy , soft and chocolatey. Influenced by the holidays, I made some changes/additions tonight. I cut the white sugar in half because of the addition of dried cranberries. Along with the vanilla I added a half tsp each of anise and almond extract. Then the zest of four mandarins. Along with the cinnamon I added a dash of nutmeg, a couple dashes of cardamom, and a half tsp of ground ginger. With the chocolate chips, about a third cup each of dried cranberries and sliced almonds. They took a couple minutes longer to cook than normal and had a slight crunchy bottom edge. YUM!

  151. I was disappointed. These cookies are full of melty chocolate and look beautiful but they have so little sweetness. I only baked 3 so considering doing something to make the rest of the dough sweeter.

    1. Classic oatmeal cookies are not sugar bombs or supposed to be overly sweet in my opinion. This is the recipe that is, by and large, adapted from the back of the Quaker Oats jar that’s been around for probably 75+ years. You can always add more sugar and then experiment with how the dough reacts and the cookies bake up for you if you want to make them sweeter. I have a sweet tooth too and love sugary stuff but these are not an overly sweet recipe. Thanks for giving it a try.

  152. I just thought the cookies were ok. Me personally like a sweet cookie. It just didn’t have enough sweetness. Everything else was good about it. I did let them bake a couple of minutes more because they were raw still in the middle with just 11 min.

    1. They are not an overly sweet-sweet cookie. They are classic oatmeal cookies which aren’t really sugar bombs. I do have plenty of those though on my site!

  153. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with one intended change and then a few circumstantial changes. I intentionally left off the granulated sugar because I’ve found that the batter in most grocery store bakery choc chip cookies is too sweet, which takes away from the flavor of the choc chips. So I wanted less sweetness in the cookie. After that, I used 1/2 c of dark brown sugar (unpacked) instead of the 1/2 c of packed light brown sugar, because that’s what we had in the house. Ditto with the choc chips, we only had mini chips in the house and I ended up using 3/4 c of them because any more than that and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stir them all in. Also, I used 1/2 c of cinnamon, which I’m not sure I can even taste, and no salt because I used regular salted butter. I’m an older guy with a sweet tooth and this was my first time ever to bake anything. The cookies came out awesome! I wonder what my wife will say after dinner when I surprise her with one for dessert. Great recipe! Thank you.

  154. 5 stars
    I made this recipe with one intended change and then a few circumstantial changes. I intentionally left off the granulated sugar because I’ve found that the batter in most grocery store bakery choc chip cookies is too sweet, which takes away from the flavor of the choc chips. So I wanted less sweetness in the cookie. After that, I used 1/2 c of dark brown sugar (unpacked) instead of the 1/2 c of packed light brown sugar, because that’s what we had in the house. Ditto with the choc chips, we only had mini chips in the house and I ended up using 3/4 c of them because any more than that and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stir them all in. Also, I used 1/2 c of cinnamon, which I’m not sure I can even taste, and no salt because I used regular salted butter. I’m an older guy with a sweet tooth and this was my first time ever to bake anything. The cookies came out awesome! I wonder what my wife will say after dinner when I surprise her with one for dessert. Great recipe! Thank you.

  155. 5 stars
    I followed every detail in the instructions and the cookies turned out soft and delicious! the cookies are too sweet that I couldnt eat more than one at a time but could definitely be served as a dessert. Maybe I’ll put just 1/2 cup of the combined white and brown sugars the next time Ill do it to lessen the sweetness just a little bit

  156. I followed every detail in the instructions and the cookies turned out soft and delicious! the cookies are too sweet that I couldnt eat more than one at a time but could definitely be served as a dessert. Maybe I’ll put just 1/2 cup of the combined white and brown sugars the next time Ill do it to lessen the sweetness just a little bit

    1. These cookies to me are not a ‘super sweet’ cookie and I’ve never heard that from anyone else who’s commented on them, but we all have different taste palates. To me cookies are always a treat or dessert though and I consider them that way. You can try experimenting with the recipe and see how that goes for you. There is only 3/4 c sugar (brown and white combined) for the whole batch of cookies which isn’t much for cookies but of course play around with things.

    2. 5 stars
      These turned out great for me. I used a smaller cookie scoop and got 24 cookies. My bake time on an insulated sheet was 12 minutes and on a non-insulated 10 minutes. I baked them until edges were golden and set, and centers were slightly underbaked. So, bake time at 350F can vary a bit.

      1. Thanks for the 5 star review and yes I agree bake time can always vary a bit. An extra ounce of dough or 10 extra chocolate chips can affect things :)

  157. 5 stars
    I followed every detail in the instructions and the cookies turned out soft and delicious! the cookies are too sweet that I couldnt eat more than one at a time but could definitely be served as a dessert. Maybe I’ll put just 1/2 cup of the combined white and brown sugars the next time Ill do it to lessen the sweetness just a little bit

  158. 5 stars
    These are awesome! I brought into work for a bake sale and they were a huge hit. I doubled the batch- no issues at all. So delicious, I’ll make them again soon!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that these were a huge hit at the bake sale and that you doubled the recipe without any issues!

  159. 5 stars
    These are awesome! I brought into work for a bake sale and they were a huge hit. I doubled the batch- no issues at all. So delicious, I’ll make them again soon!

  160. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!! Made it dozens of times now! Only thing my kids dont like is putting them in the fridge for afew hours.

    Afew times now though they seemed very thick and never flattened at all. Any recommendations on what I can do to help that?

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that you love this recipe!

      If they don’t flatten at all, either add a touch less flour, chill for less time, flatten your dough balls a bit more before baking, any/or a combo of those will cause MORE spreading and flattening to the cookies.

  161. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!! Made it dozens of times now! Only thing my kids dont like is putting them in the fridge for afew hours.

    Afew times now though they seemed very thick and never flattened at all. Any recommendations on what I can do to help that?

  162. 5 stars
    Thanks for the awesome recipe, Avery. I made this recipe with room temperature coconut oil instead of butter (allergies) and they came out perfect (just needed to flatten them before baking because coconut oil doesn’t spread like butter does). I also used pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon for a fresh twist. Anyway, thanks again :)

    1. I am glad these cookies came out great for you with room temp coconut oil! Great to know! And pumpkin spice is a perfect choice this time of year!

  163. 5 stars
    Thanks for the awesome recipe, Avery. I made this recipe with room temperature coconut oil instead of butter (allergies) and they came out perfect (just needed to flatten them before baking because coconut oil doesn’t spread like butter does). I also used pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon for a fresh twist. Anyway, thanks again :)

  164. Could I add 1/4 cup brewers yeast and 6 Tbsp flax seed to make these lactation cookies? Or would it mess up the texture and all that?

    1. I haven’t ever done that so I can’t say for sure but I think that you would be fine to experiment because generally oatmeal cookies are fairly forgiving.

  165. These were delish! I didn’t ref tiger ate them at all and they spread just like a normal cookie. So yummy 😋

  166. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I subbed the white flour out for whole wheat (just used a little less) and they came out perfectly delish! My kids and hubby loved them.

  167. Doubled the recipe. Followed as described with just chocolate chips. Don’t have room in my fridge to make into mounds on cookie sheets to cool so just put all the batter in a container to sit for two hours in the fridge. I’m hoping that works just the same when I drop the cool batter by spoonfuls on the sheets and bake.

    1. Good luck, that can be challenging chiseling really cold dough out of a bowl but hope it went ok.

      1. Is the egg a binder in this recipe? I need to know the function of the egg apparently in order to find acceptable substitutes.

  168. This has been my go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe for years now! I’ve been asked for the recipe on many occasions, too. I love that it can be made with just one stick of butter and one egg, or doubled for a larger batch. Thanks, Averie!

  169. 5 stars
    These cookies taste amazing!! Totally recommend! I made a separate cookie, and added potato chips, and it was sooo tasty- sweet & salty!

  170. 5 stars
    These cookies taste amazing!! Totally recommend! I made a separate cookie, and added potato chips, and it was sooo tasty- sweet & salty!

  171. 5 stars
    These cookies are excellent. I cut the amount of chocolate in half and chilled for three hours. The cookies are nice and soft and have a really delicious flavor. Thank you for the recipe!

  172. 5 stars
    These cookies are excellent. I cut the amount of chocolate in half and chilled for three hours. The cookies are nice and soft and have a really delicious flavor. Thank you for the recipe!

  173. 5 stars
    These cookies are out of this world! Texture and taste are on both on point, especially if you like a softer, more chewy cookie. Made them several times!

  174. 5 stars
    I just made a double batch of these! I switched regular sugar for Swerve granulated sugar replacement. Then decided to use 1 cup of mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips as well as broken slivered almonds. They’re delicious! ☺😊❤

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that the Swerve worked well for you as ell as the mini/white choc chips!

      1. What can I use instead of the egg? I’m going for a vegan version, so I used j can’t believe it’s not butter but I need an egg replacement. Can it be fine?

      2. I have only made these as written but you could use an egg replacer (amazon or google for more info).

  175. 5 stars
    These cookies are out of this world! Texture and taste are on both on point, especially if you like a softer, more chewy cookie. Made them several times!

  176. 5 stars
    I just made a double batch of these! I switched regular sugar for Swerve granulated sugar replacement. Then decided to use 1 cup of mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips as well as broken slivered almonds. They’re delicious! ☺😊❤

  177. Can I substitute regular salted butter for the unsalted and just leave the additional salt out or is that not recommended? Can’t wait to try them!

  178. 5 stars
    OMG, these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! Wow. I added raisins and pecans. Perfect chewiness, density, shape, and of course, flavor. Thank you so much for this gem!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these are the best oatmeal cookies you’ve ever had and that they are gems for you!

  179. 5 stars
    OMG, these are the best oatmeal cookies I have ever had! Wow. I added raisins and pecans. Perfect chewiness, density, shape, and of course, flavor. Thank you so much for this gem!

  180. 5 stars
    It was love at first sight. Got this cookies from friends. They are so incorruptible good that I have to make them myself now. Everyone who has tried them loves them. Thanks for the great recipe!

  181. 5 stars
    It was love at first sight. Got this cookies from friends. They are so incorruptible good that I have to make them myself now. Everyone who has tried them loves them. Thanks for the great recipe!

  182. 5 stars
    Just perfect! My new go-to oatmeal CCC recipe. I freeze the dough so I can make a few at a time and have fresh cookies when I want.

  183. 5 stars
    Just perfect! My new go-to oatmeal CCC recipe. I freeze the dough so I can make a few at a time and have fresh cookies when I want.

  184. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and doubled the recipe. then split the dough to make one with white chocolate and the other with chocolate chip. They were so so good. I am a terrible baker and was expecting the worst but to my delight they were so good and easy to make. Great job on the recipe and directions. My only suggestion to others is make a small batch first to find what time is best for your taste. For example I put mine in for the 11 min and the smaller ones were perfect but the bigger ones could have used an extra minute or two. My cookie dough balls weren’t exactly the same. 😊

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad that you were able to split the dough for two types of cookies!

    2. 5 stars
      Love this recipe! I subbed the white flour out for whole wheat (just used a little less) and they came out perfectly delish! My kids and hubby loved them.

      1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you were able to use WW flour and they came out delish!

  185. 5 stars
    Wow. I love to bake, but have always had a hard time with cookies. They never seemed to turn out quite right, until now. This recipe has turned me into a cookie goddess. I’ve made these perfect cookies twice and both times they blew everyone’s minds and diets. I took them to work last time and had to question my boss about their disappearance. I guess they were irresistible:) Thanks for making me a rockstar and making our day sweeter.

  186. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and doubled the recipe. then split the dough to make one with white chocolate and the other with chocolate chip. They were so so good. I am a terrible baker and was expecting the worst but to my delight they were so good and easy to make. Great job on the recipe and directions. My only suggestion to others is make a small batch first to find what time is best for your taste. For example I put mine in for the 11 min and the smaller ones were perfect but the bigger ones could have used an extra minute or two. My cookie dough balls weren’t exactly the same. 😊

  187. 5 stars
    Wow. I love to bake, but have always had a hard time with cookies. They never seemed to turn out quite right, until now. This recipe has turned me into a cookie goddess. I’ve made these perfect cookies twice and both times they blew everyone’s minds and diets. I took them to work last time and had to question my boss about their disappearance. I guess they were irresistible:) Thanks for making me a rockstar and making our day sweeter.

  188. 5 stars
    My cookies initially came out under-cooked. I thought this was ok, since there was a specific note about if they look under-cooked. I was afraid of over-doing them, so I took them out and let them cool completely to see if they were still just soft. Nope. Centers were way raw. Thinking it may have been the height of my oven rack from when I had a cake in there, I raised it a notch and put them back in for about 10 more minutes at 320. They seem perfect now. Edges are a little crispier, but overall they’re perfect. Live and learn lol.. Will definitely make these again!

    1. Yes when it comes to baking, oven rack positioning is very important. For cookies the middle of the oven is best. And baking temp should be at 350. If you were initially baking at 320 that could explain why they were underdone.

      1. Oh no, I followed the instructions and had them at 350 for the time specified. The 10 minutes at 320 was to try to fix the raw centers without burning them, which worked beautifully.

  189. 5 stars
    My cookies initially came out under-cooked. I thought this was ok, since there was a specific note about if they look under-cooked. I was afraid of over-doing them, so I took them out and let them cool completely to see if they were still just soft. Nope. Centers were way raw. Thinking it may have been the height of my oven rack from when I had a cake in there, I raised it a notch and put them back in for about 10 more minutes at 320. They seem perfect now. Edges are a little crispier, but overall they’re perfect. Live and learn lol.. Will definitely make these again!

    1. Did you use old fashion oats? If you used instant or quick cook oats that could’ve done it. Also if you added too much flour or too many oats that could dry out the batter as well.

  190. 5 stars
    I’ve now made these twice, both times a big hit!
    Both times I subbed all xylitol for the white sugar, the second time I subbed Baking POWDER for the Soda because I dislike the taste of it. I checked online for proportions & adjusted to 1.5 t Baking Piwder for a DOUBLE BATCH.
    They came out PERFECTLY.
    Thank you for this delicious cookie recipe.

  191. Hey Averie,
    I just made the batter for these cookies and they’re now chilling. I noticed that my batter was not as wet as yours in your video, but rather thicker. I measured out my ingredients perfectly, so I don’t know why that is. I hope they come out ok though…

  192. 5 stars
    I’ve now made these twice, both times a big hit!
    Both times I subbed all xylitol for the white sugar, the second time I subbed Baking POWDER for the Soda because I dislike the taste of it. I checked online for proportions & adjusted to 1.5 t Baking Piwder for a DOUBLE BATCH.
    They came out PERFECTLY.
    Thank you for this delicious cookie recipe.

  193. 5 stars
    These turned out wonderful! I changed up the recipe a bit. First I quadrupled the recipe because I was making these for a group! Omitted the cinnamon, did half semi sweet and half milk chocolate chips, and used certified Gluten-free flour and oats. Even with all the changes, they’re an amazing cookie! Will be baking these again!

  194. 5 stars
    These turned out wonderful! I changed up the recipe a bit. First I quadrupled the recipe because I was making these for a group! Omitted the cinnamon, did half semi sweet and half milk chocolate chips, and used certified Gluten-free flour and oats. Even with all the changes, they’re an amazing cookie! Will be baking these again!

  195. If I decide to make the cookies smaller how long do I need to bake them. I am going to a cookie swap and don’t want to bring really big cookies. i was thinking of using a small cookie scoop.

    1. It just depends on how big they are exactly to determine baking time. Just watch them and take them out when they look done.

  196. 5 stars
    Hands down the best chocolate chip oatmeal recipe I have ever come across. Finally found the recipe I actually want to come back to and make over and over again. Thanks for this!!!

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad they’re the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe that you’ve ever found!

  197. 5 stars
    Hands down the best chocolate chip oatmeal recipe I have ever come across. Finally found the recipe I actually want to come back to and make over and over again. Thanks for this!!!

  198. 5 stars
    These literally are the best. I’ve scoured the internet’s and made so many different batches—these really are superior. I can finally stop hunting :)

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you think these are The Best and that you can finally stop hunting :)

  199. 5 stars
    These literally are the best. I’ve scoured the internet’s and made so many different batches—these really are superior. I can finally stop hunting :)

  200. 5 stars
    These were the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I ever made. Mine didn’t flatten out as much as the ones in the photo because I made big dough balls. They were dense and impressive and a real crowd pleaser. Really is the BEST recipe.

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I’m glad you think they are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever made!

  201. 5 stars
    These were the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I ever made. Mine didn’t flatten out as much as the ones in the photo because I made big dough balls. They were dense and impressive and a real crowd pleaser. Really is the BEST recipe.

  202. 5 stars
    My fRiend made these for me as a gift and they were THE BEST!!!! And im not a cookie person! I wonder if you’ve tried a “lactation cookie” variation (adding wheat germ, brewers yeast, and flax seed) and what the recipe would look like to keep them just as delicious. Thoughts?

    1. Thanks for the five star review and I’m glad these were the BEST for you! Re the lactation cookies, no I have not experimented.

  203. 5 stars
    Great easy recipe for the perfect cookies. I added in 1 teaspoon of salt to the recipe and sprinkled sea salt on the top for taste. I doubled the recipe, but added about a 1/6 fewer oats, which made them spread more and slightly less hearty. Would probably add full oat amount when I make them again.

  204. 5 stars
    Best cookies ever. GRandkids and every body loved them. So tasty Hardest part was to let them cool first. Every one wants the recipe

  205. 5 stars
    My fRiend made these for me as a gift and they were THE BEST!!!! And im not a cookie person! I wonder if you’ve tried a “lactation cookie” variation (adding wheat germ, brewers yeast, and flax seed) and what the recipe would look like to keep them just as delicious. Thoughts?

  206. 5 stars
    Great easy recipe for the perfect cookies. I added in 1 teaspoon of salt to the recipe and sprinkled sea salt on the top for taste. I doubled the recipe, but added about a 1/6 fewer oats, which made them spread more and slightly less hearty. Would probably add full oat amount when I make them again.