In this article: This Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie recipe is the perfect snack for coffee times or school lunches. Make them and freeze ahead – or eat right away!
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 chocolate chip cookies ~ and send the whole batch back to camp with the boys. It seemed to be a good solution to both using up some of the abundance of oatmeal we have and also remove the temptation to eat the whole batch myself!!
This recipe is pretty basic,and it is by far the one we’ve made the most over the years.
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
They have oatmeal in them, so I figure they’re sorta healthy??
We like our cookies soft and chewy around here, so I take them out of the oven just when they have the tiniest shade of brown on them.
Cooling them a few minutes on the baking sheet after pulling them out of the oven prevents them from slipping between the cracks!
- 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!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pkg. chocolate chips
- Cream together butter and sugar in an electric mixer until well mixed and fluffy. Add eggs. Mix thoroughly. Slowly add in oatmeal, vanilla, flour, soda, & baking powder. Mix until well combined. Add chocolate chips. Drop by Tablespoon- fulls on baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. degrees.