Homemade Cookie Recipe | Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In this article: These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are an easy-to-make homemade cookie recipe. Packed with hearty oats and chocolate chips, they will quickly become a family favorite!

I have a killer sweet tooth. It loves all things sweet so. very. much.

Gone are the days when I could polish off  half a pan of brownies and not gain a pound…

I’m trying desperately to be more responsible and not feed that sweet tooth quite so much, and consequently (much to our boys’ chagrin), I don’t bake as often anymore.

But last night, I decided it was time to whip up a batch of our family’s favorite chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  

This recipe is easy to make, and it is by far the one we’ve made the most over the years.

Recipe for Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Ingredients needed for this homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 package chocolate chips (12 oz., or 2 cups)

Use a stand mixer to make these chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

close up of baked chocolate chip cookies

My original recipe for these cookies is very old and didn’t come with any instructions other than “mix all together”.

I’ve developed my own system over the years.

I first start by creaming together the sugars and butter until it is nice and smooth. Then I add in the eggs and vanilla.

baked cookies lined up on a cooling rack

The dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) can be stirred together in a bowl and then added to the creamed mixture in the mixing bowl.

The oatmeal in this recipe can be either quick oats or rolled oats.

For a soft and chewy cookie, rolled oats would be best.

However, rolled oats could be used if that’s all you have!

Stir in the chocolate chips with a large spoon after the rest of the cookie mixture has been mixed.

Then, drop by tablespoon fulls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

How to make these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies soft and chewy

We like our cookies soft and chewy around here. In order for them to be that way, the cookies need to be taken out of the oven just when they have the tiniest shade of brown on them.

Cool them just a few minutes on the baking sheet after pulling them out of the oven, and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool fully. 

baked cookies on parchment paper

How to store Chocolate Chip Cookies so they stay soft and chewy

Store completely cooled cookies in an air tight container or zip loc bag in order for them to stay soft. If they won’t be eaten within a few days, store the container full in the freezer.

When ready to eat thaw completely, or zap for just a few seconds in the microwave for a “just out of the oven” tasting warm cookie.

Extra Tips:

  • Adding different “treats” inside ~ like M & Ms, or different flavors of chips adds variety to the recipe. This time I added both milk & white chocolate chips.
  • Parchment paper has become one of my favorite kitchen luxuries. I just plop a piece on each pan and drop the cookies on top. The paper can be used over and over again and makes clean up so much easier!
  • If you have kids in school, these cookies freeze really well to have on hand for lunches. Freeze first on a cookie sheet, and then stack them in ziploc bags. They won’t stick together that way!

For More Homemade Cookie Recipes, check out these family favourites:

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This old fashioned cookie recipe is easy to make. Packed with hearty oats and chocolate chips, they are soft and chewy - sure to become a favorite!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Additional Time:20 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 package chocolate chips 12 oz., or 2 cups

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer,  cream together the sugars and butter until it is nice and smooth. Then add in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a bowl.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture with the mixer on low until the cookie dough is mixed together.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips with a large spoon.
  • Drop by tablespoons full on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until just barely brown around the edges.
  • Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Course: Recipes
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 48
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Rita Joy

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