Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe came from my great-grandmother. Great with mint chips mixed in!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream sugar, butter, shortening, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes (depending on size and cookie sheets used).
Most Helpful

Very good cookie. For our family this was more a healthy cookie versus an indulgence. I think next time I would put equal oats and chocolate chips. They are a bit too crunchy for us and not sweet enough but still very good. The Crisco and the baking powder makes them poof up a bit which is nice. We ended up baking some at 12 minutes and some at 10. The ones at 10 seemed a better consistency. Thanks for posting fruitcake. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Game May 2010 Enjoy! ChefDLH

ChefDLH May 08, 2010

Great cookies! I made them rather large (dropped them by tablespoons) and got 33 cookies which baked in 14 minutes. The dough is a little stiff but still pliable. I took the hint of another reviewer and subbed the 1/4 cup shortening for peanut butter, a very good idea. The cookies have a very nice crunch and are chewy in the middle. Thanks for posting.

Chef Dudo May 08, 2010

Perfect balance between the oatmeal and cookie part. Using the rolled oats makes it somewhat healthier too. I used the chocolate/white chocolate swirl chips in my batch. Turned out great!

Pam-I-Am April 02, 2007