There’s a reason why oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular types of cookies around – they’re delicious! These cookies are soft and chewy, with a great balance of flavors and textures. Plus, they’re easy to make, and everyone loves them, so let’s get baking!
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Why you’ll love these tasty cookies
There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked cookies. And when those cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they’re even better!
What ingredients will I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph.
Try them with ice cream
Imagine warm cookies topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
You’ve got to give it a go, they are SO good!
What are the best chocolate chips?
There are a lot of different chocolate chips on the market these days.
So, what makes one brand the best?
Some people might say that the best chocolate chips are the ones that melt the least when baked.
Others might say that they prefer a chip with a strong chocolate flavor.
In general, we think the best chocolate chips are those that have a good balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor.
They should also melt evenly as you bake, so you don’t end up with pockets of solid chocolate in your cookies.
There are a lot of different brands of chocolate chips on the market, but our personal favorite is Ghirardelli.
Their chips have a great flavor and they melt evenly in baked goods.
Do I need to chill the cookie dough?
Yes, you do.
You’ll need to chill them for one hour before baking.
The reason you chill the cookie dough is so the fat content solidifies.
This in turn means that the cookies won’t spread as much.
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies aren’t designed to be giant cookies, so please do chill them.
What equipment do I need to make cookies?
Apart from the staple kitchen equipment of a mixing bowl and a baking sheet, you’ll need the following.
Yes, it’s possible to still make them without either of them, but it just makes life a lot easier if you use them.
You’ll need either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to stop your cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
We prefer to use silicone baking mats as you can wash them and use them over and over again.
How do I store leftover oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?
Oatmeal cookies can become stale if they are not stored correctly, so it is important to know how to store them properly.
One way to store cookies is to put them in an airtight container. This will keep them fresh for up to 4 days.
Another way to store cookies is to freeze them.
Freezing will keep them fresh for up to 3 months.
If you freeze your cookies, make sure you wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil so that they don’t get freezer burn.
If you are cooking frozen dough, then just add an additional 5 minutes (give or take) to the cooking time.
Recipe notes and expert tips
More easy cookie recipes for you to try
If you love our cookies, then you should check out our other cookie recipes!
How to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with step by step instructions
Making our oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda and set aside.
Now, using either a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a handheld electric mixer, cream unsalted butter with granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt, until light and fluffy.
Next, gradually add the flour mixture and mix until fully combined,
Then, stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chips and place the cookie dough in the fridge, and chill for a minimum of one hour
Now, using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough into balls and place them on a prepared baking sheet, approximately 2 inches apart.
Then, flatten them with the palm of your hand.
Place the oatmeal cookie dough balls in the oven and bake for approximately 9 – 10 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown around the edges.
Remove them from the oven, leave them to cool for a few minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
We hope you enjoy making and eating our oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
- 1 cup All purpose flour
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ½ cup Unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup Granulated sugar
- ⅔ cup Light brown sugar
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup Chocolate chips
- 1½ cup Rolled oats
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda, then set aside1 cup All purpose flour, ½ tsp Baking soda
- Using either a stand mixer or handheld electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter with granulated sugar, light brown sugar, then vanilla extract, egg, and salt, until light and fluffy. Then gradually add the flour mixture until it has virtually combined½ cup Unsalted butter, ⅓ cup Granulated sugar, ⅔ cup Light brown sugar, ½ tsp Salt, 2 tsp Vanilla extract, 1 Egg
- Now, stir in the chocolate chips and oats until fully combined1 cup Chocolate chips, 1½ cup Rolled oats
- Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C
- Using a small scoop of approximately 1½ tablespoons, scoop the dough onto a prepared baking sheet, placing them approx. 2 inches apart. Then, using the palm of your hand, flatten them
- Bake for approx. 9 -10 minutes until the cookies are golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and leave for a few minutes to cool and then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy your cookies!
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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