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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Updated on April 28, 2015

Oatmeal Cookies With a Twist

Everyone loves oatmeal cookies. Some people add raisins, which is the typical ingredient in these cookies. But being a chocoholic, I prefer chocolate chips to raisins. Recently, I made these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on the insistent from my husband. Actually, he asked for oatmeal cookies. After I had added all the ingredients, I happened to stumble upon a bag of chocolate chips.

Cookies are a fun snack for any occasion. They may not be the most healthy food to eat (oatmeal is healthy), but cookies are listed in the top feel good comfort snacks.

Ingredients for Cookies - Photo shows most of the ingredients used


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


* 1 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted (optional)

* 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

* 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

* 1/4 teaspoon allspice

* 1 teaspoon cinnamon

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

* 3 cups old-fashioned oats, not instant or quick-cook

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* 2 cups light brown sugar

* 2 eggs

* 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

* 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Note: May substitute raisins for chocolate chips or use a combination. Shortening can be used in place of butter. We were short on butter the day of the cookies. Butter adds to the taste. Either way, it is still yummy!

Directions for Cookies - Photo shows first part of the ingredients



  1. Position one oven rack in the center and another in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 large baking sheets with 2 teaspoons each of the vegetable shortening. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together at medium speed until very light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Turn the mixer off before adding the eggs and vanilla extract, then beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  6. With the mixer turned off, add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. Beat on low speed until dry ingredients are just combined, about 1 minute. Turn the mixer off.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired, and mix at low speed until just combined.
  8. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop the cookie dough into 24 equal portions and place 12 of the dough balls 2 inches apart on each of the prepared baking sheets. Press the dough down slightly with your hands or the back of a spoon.
  9. Using oven mitts or pot holders, transfer the baking sheets to the oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes, exchanging positions of baking sheets after 10 minutes.
  10. Keeping it safe with pot holders, remove the baking sheets from the oven and set aside on wire racks for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are almost completely cooled. Remove the sheets from the racks.
  11. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies from the baking sheets to the wire racks to allow them to finish cooling. Be careful-these cookies are fragile while they're warm.

YIELD: 24 extra-large cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

5 stars from 1 rating of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      poetryman6969 Thanks for the vote up. Cookies are just good in general.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Cookies are just about my favorite food. And oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookie. After that probably sugar cookies. And then peanut butter cookies. Then I would take chocolate chip. But it's all good.

      Voted up for being cookies!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      OhMe I am a chocoholic as well so I know what you mean.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thanks for sharing your recipe. I love chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies but then I love chocolate in just about anything

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      swilliams Thank you very much and happy holidays.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thelma Alberts I hope you made these cookies before going to bed. LOL

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      What a delicious recipe! Perfect for the Holidays! Thanks for the tips! voted up useful!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Oh, my! I was about to go to bed and I saw this yummy cookies. I would love to have a bite. LOL! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      LindaSmith1 3 years ago from USA

      We made these as kids. I love em!

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @othellos: Thanks. It is easy when it is from your kitchen.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. Your oatmeal cookies look so delicious. You are an expert presenter of recipes and that adds a lot to make them seem easy to anyone. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      whats4dinner 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your recipe. Those cookies look really yummy.

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      Deadicated LM 6 years ago

      Oh brother, I'm supposed to be on a diet; this is rough. Lol I've been Pinning your recipes as I go along; I'll have to revisit them when I lose some weight, thanks for all the delicious looking recipes.

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      SaintFrantic 6 years ago

      Yes you've said I would love these cookies with raisins.Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Good lens dont' forget to visit me oatmeal cookies

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Love those kinds of cookies.

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      Andy-Po 7 years ago

      Sounds delicious

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Hi, Sandy ~ I'm adding your lens to Culinary Favorites From A to Z under cookies. The group would love a lensroll to your lens! Thanks.

      I'd invite you to add your lens to The Best Cookies Bake-Off Ever, too.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      interesting recipe. thanks for sharing

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @heidishome: Glad you liked it. They didn't last long in our house.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Yum, chocolate chips! Sounds like our households are similar. My husband likes oatmeal cookies and I love chocolate chips :)

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      heidishome 7 years ago

      I just made these! They were so good! We cannot get enough! My favorite oatmeal cookie recipe yet!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      It cannot be bad for you if oatmeal is included :) This chocolate chip oatmeal cookie sounds good to me on so many levels!

      Thank you for participating in the Food Lovers group over at Rocket Mom's.

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      VSP 7 years ago

      My grandma's recipe for choc chip cookies is our families favorite and it also has oatmeal in it. I'm a fan.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I love oatmeal cookies, and adding chocolate....mmmmmmm! ~claudia

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I liked this lens. The cookies look great. That was a good idea putting the ingredients in a photo. And thanks for all the helpful hints and site ideas too.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      Chocolate chips in something a little more healthier...perfect!!Now all of you are tempting me to try bake again....

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Sandy, I have been looking for a good recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, now I found one. I would imagine we will be making these this weekend. Yummy! I can hardly wait! (I tweeted out this lens)

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      heidishome 7 years ago

      Love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! I love them with butterscotch chips in them too! I can't wait to try this recipe!

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      OMG!!! I love Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!! This recipe sounds fantastic, goodness Sandy, will you send me some through the computer the way you did the cheescake!!! (laughs) Yummy!!

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      motorpurrr 7 years ago

      Woah! Now i am hungry. that looks so good. Punkpin pie type spices is a nice idea :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I just love Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies and wanted to make them last week for my grandson's Farmer's Market Booth but he insisted on just plain Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies. I will definitely be back to this great recipe and make some just for me.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass