Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am not sure why it’s taken me so long to do this, but here we go! Better late than never I suppose.  I might as well start off with my most notorious recipe.  The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. 
The Story:

         As a kid, I never liked chocolate chip cookies or any cookies for that matter.  My mother was never a baker so we only had store bought ones, which was a rare occasion anyway.

         When I was in my sophomore year of high school I became pretty close with a girl named Claire, and her mother introduced me to the magic of baking. I tasted a cookie from her kitchen table one day after school and I just flipped out.  They were amazing.  Soft, melting in my mouth, gooey, yet still crisp.  Everything was perfect.

         She kindly gave me the recipe and I failed the first few times making them.  But once I perfected the recipe, found fabulous chocolate chips, and tweaked the baking time, I was set.

         This is the cookie that gets all the compliments at the party and it’s the recipe that started everything for me.
The oatmeal is what really makes this one stand out, and I’ve since moved on to coconut chocolate chip cookies with a hint of oatmeal as well.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lynn Jeanfreau
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 ¼ cup flour sifted (measure then sift)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 bag Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips
Yields 4 dozen cookies
1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.    Cream butter and sugars together for about 5 minutes.  (It’s a chemical reaction, so give it time.)  Add vanilla and eggs.
3.    In a separate bowl mix salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sift flour. 
4.    Add dry ingredients slowly to wet while mixing.  Do not over mix. 
5.    Add oats.  Add chocolate chips.
6.    Place dough balls that are about the size of a golf ball an un-greased cookie sheet (parchment paper on the cookie sheet works best). 
7.    Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Time will vary depending on ovens, but you want to take them out just before the tops start to golden.  
8.    Let cool on a sheet a for 3 minutes.  Once they set, taking about 15 minutes, they will be ready to eat. 

31 thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Just found your blog and I’m totally in dessert heaven. Thanks so much keep em’ coming!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Just made these and they are SO DELICIOUS!! I am a baker and others don’t even compare 🙂

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    Martha says:

    cant wait to make these 😉
    thanks so much

  4. 4

    Great cookies! Made them the other night. Everyone (all five kids and husband) loved them! Where do you buy your Guittard chocolate chips?

  5. 5
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I get mine from Winco, Safeway and a few other stores around carry them. But they can be tricky to find sometimes, but they are totally worth it.

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    Jenn Angelo says:

    I found your blog a few days ago & these cookies are the first thing I’ve made from here. They are amazing! Thank you so much for posting the recipe…can’t wait to try the pumpkin muffins with cream cheese filling next!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    what other chocolate chips can you use?

  8. 8
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Any other chocolate chips are fine, but the Guittard are fabulous!

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Going to try this right now but not with Guittard chocolate chips cause I couldn’t find it but I think they will taste good! Wish me luck and thank you for posting all this wonderful recipes 🙂

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Amazing cookies!!! I would suggest to pat them down just a little before you put them in the oven to have them cook evenly. This recipe is a keeper for sure! Excuse me as I go eat another cookie 🙂

  11. 11
    Tia Coco says:

    Yay! I’m going to try it with my new kitchen aid mixer!

  12. 12

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  14. 14
    Megan says:

    Can’t wait to make these with the kids today!

    On a side note, am I missing it, or do you not have a “print recipe” tab for your recipes? That would be great to have (so my hubby doesn’t get irritated at all my colored print recipe pages :))!

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    Heidi says:

    Hi, I just took the first batch of cookies out of the oven and they are so good. I have to explain this is my first time ever making cookies, I usually bought mine …I know I know shame on me. Well these coookies are fabulous I’m totally in love <3

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    GinaB says:

    Drop-dead-to-die-for-good!!! I’ve tried all the OCC recipes out there, & I’ll never have to try another again. This will be the only one I bake. I use 1/2 bags of Guittard & 1/2 Hersheys SemiSweet cuz I like a litte bitter w/my sweet & dust w/a hint of coarse Seasalt. Pure Heaven…forever many thanks;)

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    Cookie mama says:

    Hi I found this reciepe in early summer of 2013 , I now am forced to make at least weekly . No cookie compares , I have even been asked to make the dough to be sold as a fundraiser for our local school. I use normal butter but don’t add salt , because our store doesnr care unsalted in our nothern community ! One day I will confess it’s not my secert reciepe .. Thought it was time to comment !

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    Megan says:

    Does the butter need to be room temp. or softened?

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    Joy Bates says:

    I made your cookies this evening and they had my husband of 48 years oohing and ahhing. He’s eaten a lot of chocolate chip cookie variations over time and he suggested I dump all of the other recipes and make yours our favorite. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing.

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    Jena Ashe says:

    Thank you for this brilliant recipe!!!! I have made these a few times, and they have turned out perfectly! I am a great cook, but this is the first time I have been able to churn out a decent baked good 🙂

  21. 21
    Taylor says:

    I just found these on Pinterest bc my pregnancy had me craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and let me just say…they are AWESOME!!!! So glad I had everything on hand to make them!!

  22. 22
    Tania S. says:

    These cookies are in my oven as I type, they smell heavenly. I bake every Tuesday for our Trivia team and I know these will be a hit if they even come close to tasting as good as they smell. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Beth says:

    I just made these and half were inhaled by my family!! I made them with white whole wheat flour because it’s all I had left and they were amazing. I’ve never used anything other than all purpose flour for cookies but I was desparate for cookies and these did not disappoint. I won’t change a thing next time! Thank you!

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    Grace says:

    So glad I found A recipe that has outstanding reviews. I would like to use this recipe for favors for my husband’s 50th birthday party. I would like to put the mix in a jar and give it out as a favor. Do you know if all of these ingredients will fit in a 31 ounce mason jar? If not do you have a recipe that will go in a mason jar. Thank you so much I’ll let you know How it goes!!!

  25. 25

    Great recipe.. thanks… I’ll try it..

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    pebri says:

    It looks like fried

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