Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

"This a recipe I ran across in an old Consumers Reports magazine. Everybody loves these cookies."
photo by FitPackWright photo by FitPackWright
photo by FitPackWright
photo by Riverside Len photo by Riverside Len
photo by Riverside Len photo by Riverside Len
Ready In:
48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda, set aside.
  • Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add eggs until batter is light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop batter by well rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheets (parchment paper lined sheets make cleanup easy).
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
  • Yield is supposed to be 7 1/2 dozen cookies.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. zx_flying
    This is really good. I have tried many times. Still tasty.
  2. FitPackWright
    Made a batch of these yesterday and they turned out great!!! Didn't make any changes to the receipe however I did put the batter in the fridge for 20 minutes or so before spooning out onto the waxed paper lined pan. Because the batter was cold I bumped the time up to 13-14 minutes and that was perfect for me, nice and chewy. I used milk chocolate chips this time and plan to go with semi-sweet next time to compare. Don't see how they could be any better though !! Think that I'll put some in the freezer right now just to keep from eating them all today !!!
  3. Mama Drea
    I made these yesterday with my two-year old daughter and in her words "mmm yum, yum." ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS RECEIPE. Simple, tasty, and will now be our go-to cookie for chocolate chip oatmeal! The only difference I did was I used a stick of butter flavor Crisco (1 cup) instead of the recommended shortening. The calories were the same. Highly recommended
  4. Rpepsi
    What a great cookie!! The suggestion to use parchment paper was genius.
  5. Cooking Mom of 7
    My kids really liked these. My oldest daughter said they were the best I'd ever made. I plan to put these in my Christmas goodies boxes this year. Thanks for sharing. Well I made another batch of these yesterday. I was doubling the recipe and accidentally dumped in a bag of butterscotch chips. After I swore, I decided to experiment. I used the one bag of butterscotch and one bag of semi sweet chips. They turned out really good. My hubby and kids said they tasted better with the butterscotch and chocolate chips together.


  1. Georgiapea
    Delicious! These are lovely. They aren't overwhelmingly oatmeal-y (which is great if you're trying to sneak it in there without your kids or your friends knowing). For the sake of experimentation I subbed 1/4 cup of applesauce for 1/4 cup of the shortening and used 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour plus one cup of unbleached regular flour. They were absolutely wonderful like that - so I'm sure they are even better as described. I got a ton of cookies out of this recipe - I made them a bit small, but got around 55-60.
  2. lazycookmom
    I have made this recipe for years, and here are my tips for making sure they turn out great: I always use butter, and I melt it, then add sugar, eggs, vanilla, and dry ingredients, finishing with the chocolate chips. Then I refrigerate the dough for at least half an hour so that the cookies don't spread out too much when they bake. DON'T grease the cookie sheets or again, they will spread out too thin. Then be sure to get them out of the oven when they are just starting to brown. If you overbake them they get too crispy. I have also substituted whole wheat flour for some of the white flour and they tasted just great. I love these cookies!


<p>I started cooking when I was a kid. The first thing I remember cooking was baloney slices cooked in a half stick of butter, served on toast. I've always liked to be creative. We would often have individual frozen pizzas in the house. I didn't care for them too much the way they were so when I wanted a late night snack I would forage through the fridge for topping for the frozen pizza, onions, mushrooms, peppers, hot dogs (sliced) or whatever was on hand, then I would top that off with additional cheese. The first time my dad saw me do that he looked at me real funny like what in the world are you doing kind of look. But when the pizza came out of the oven it was a sight to behold. It wasn't long before my dad would ask me to do one up for him when I was doing one for myself. <br /><br />I think my skills have improved some since then, people seem to like what I make. I'm not a chef, but am more than a cook. <br /><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket" /></p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes