Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

These cookies are so good! I found the recipe in the Texas Country Reporter Cookbook!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sift together flour, soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening and sugars; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in hot water, vanilla and flour mixture.
  5. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
  6. Drop from a teaspoon onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 8-10 minutes.


Most Helpful

Oh my god- SUPER YUM!!! My boyfriend and I adore these. I made them bigger than recommended (I came out with 3 dozen cookies about 3" in diameter) just because we're not big fans of teeny chocolate chip cookies. I also used butter instead of Crisco-type shortening as we try to avoid the partially hydrogenated oils and walnuts instead of pecans, just because they were about $3 cheaper at the store. But, YUM YUM YUM!!! I would definitely give this 10 stars if I could. These cookies are beautiful little oatmeal cookies, super chewy and yum-tastic on the inside! I think that I now prefer this recipe over any other chocolate chip recipe I've ever had (or oatmeal chocolate chip, which I made before, but they came out flatter and crispier and no where near asa good)! The oats add a healthier touch to the cookies and make them feel much more filling- my boyfriend and I split 2 between us last night and were just full of yummy cookies with only 2! The only other change I made was, in my oven, I cooked them at 350*F, as they were a little too brown and a little too gooey at 375*F. Thanks so much for posting this- I'll definitely be making it again!

Roosie August 20, 2003

Some of our dearest friends are visiting and decided to bake with my kids. They picked this recipe and made them with butter. They baked them at 350 for 15 minutes (they made them HUGE) and they were lovely!

ladypit May 09, 2010

So happy right now, that I've found the BEST chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe!!! This one made the most absolute perfect cookies, chewy but not hard or crunchy, soft but not cake-like, the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and chocolate!!! I could even taste the vanilla in each cookie. I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, organic ingredients, butter instead of shortening, and no nuts, and baked them on a large insulated cookie sheet that evenly cooks. The key with these is to watch them and make sure they don't get too brown! Once they overly brown, the cookie looses it chewiness and instead is crunchy and hard, no one likes that! I cooked each batch-and this recipe makes a big batch-for about 7-10 minutes. Anything over 10 minutes was too long for me. Thank you Kim D. for this gem!!!

AlainaF September 29, 2013

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