Yummy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

"A friend brought these to a picnic. After one taste of the warm-from-the-oven cookie, I knew I had to have the recipe. These are now the most requested cookie by my family. The recipe makes a HUGE batch of big cookies, but they do freeze very well. The 5 dozen amount is a guess, I've never counted! We love these and hope you will too!"
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Ready In:
5 dozen, approx.




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream together, using a stand mixer: butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Blend well.
  • Blend 2 1/2 cups of the oatmeal in a food processor or blender.
  • In a separate large bowl, mix together: flour, all of the oatmeal (2 1/2 cups processed and 2 1/2 cups whole), salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the dry mixture, on low - a bit at a time, to the wet ingredients and blend together until fully incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate chips and blend in on low. (Add nuts here, too, if you want.).
  • Scoop balls onto cookie sheets, spaced a few inches apart. I like to make them about 1 inch balls.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, depending on your oven.
  • Get the gallon of milk ready!

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  1. SSX
    I'm sooo glad I didn't cut the recipe in half when I made these for Christmas! This is the best and only oatmeal cookie recipe I'll use from now on!!! The ground up oatmeal in this recipe gave the cookie a better texture and helped hold the cookie together vs any regular chocolate chip cookie or oatmeal cookie. These cookies don't spread much at all (which I like because they result in a nice thickness!) so you have to shape/flatten them into rounds before you bake them or else the balls you bake will have a rounded top (unless that's what you're going for). Once I mixed up the batter I divided it into quarters and made chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, chocolate butterscotch chip pecan oatmeal cookies, red and green M&M oatmeal cookies, and cranberry white chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies. Everyone loved these but especially the cranberry version. I love this recipe!
  2. robandtrish
    Slightly salty decadent perfect amount of chew. We love this recipe!
  3. Canadian_in_the_Bay
    I have been searching for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie for a while now. I have tried many very good recipes--some were even exceptionally good. However, none have them has even come close to this recipe. I really think that the thing that makes this recipe so good is the fact that half the oats are ground in the food processor before being mixed in. It gives the cookies a perfectly chewy consistency yet allows them to be nice and thick at the same time. I will definitely be making this one again. I used Ghirardellli milk chocolate chips, but I will be sure to experiment with other fillers.
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    yummy indeed, I halved the recipe and still had approx 4 dozen cookies, it does make a lot :) Brian says they are very good, I was very pleased that they baked nicely and turned out looking like cookies, this doesnt always happen to me :) Thank you for sharing the recipe. NB I did add the nuts
  5. melyssamauter
    Just taste tested one as I'm baking the rest. These are the best cookies I've made at home. I halved the recipe and used less chocolate chips. I also rolled them into balls about 1.5" in diameter and pressed them with the bottom of a glass before baking to replicate bakery style cookies. Perfect and so good!


  1. Tys Kitchen
    Excellent cookies. <br/><br/>I have used a very similar recipe (it says to grind all of the oats) for many years. I always make this recipe using chocolate covered raisins instead of the nuts and chocolate chips. I used your recipe and liked the taste better! (only changes were I did add 1 cup of whole wheat flour and about 2 cups of chocolate chips.) <br/><br/>I will make this again and might even try my chocolate covered raisin version.
  2. Boomette
    I used margarine instead of butter. I didn't pulse the oatmeal and the cookies had a great texture. These cookies have a wonderful taste. They're crispy. Thanks LifeIsGood :) Made for the Australian recipe swap for March 2011
  3. TALIA 3
    I halved the recipe, and still got a lot of biscuits! I used macadamia bits, and accidentally blended all of my oatmeal instead of half. Although I'm not usually a big fan of chocolate chip cookies, it's a great recipe, and I agree with the rave reviews that it's quite tasty. My only regret was that I burnt my tongue, and couldn't taste its awesomeness for a while. I would make these again, and next time I make these I'll try using white, milk and dark chocolate chips, and add a bit of cinnamon, just for something different. We'll be eating these in the car tomorrow as we leave to go camping. Thanks for a great snack! :)
  4. Mirugai
    I halved the recipe and still ended up with more than 3 dozen cookies. Super yummy! I substituted egg whites for whole eggs and swapped 1/2 cup of flax seed meal for oatmeal which gave them a wonderful texture. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! It's a keeper!
  5. karenrae
    Great cookies! I tried to health 'em up a little bit -- added 1/4 cup of flaxseed when I ground the oatmeal, and subbed half the flour with whole wheat flour. Good stuff!


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