Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I feel like my life is on fast forward right now. It’s already the end of January and it feels like yesterday was just New Years Eve. Ahhhh, I can tell this year is going to fly by! I’ve been so occupied with my job and school work. Speaking of which, I totally forgot how much work school is and how big of a procrastinator I am. Note to self: Don’t keep things for the last minute. I really need to get back into a daily routine.

How’s everyone feeling about this storm that’s been hitting us this past week? I absolutely love it! The sound of rain bouncing off the tin roof of my tool shed is a harmonious sound that will surely put me to sleep. The only downside of this storm is all the accidents that it’s caused. Please be safe driving, guys!

I’ll be heading to the Magic Castle for my third time tomorrow and am completely stoked. I’ve always been a sucker for magic and tricks. If you haven’t been there before, you definitely need to find a way to get in! It’s amazing!

This recipe comes from Kar in the Kitchen, but I adapted it by omitting the shortening. I was never a fan of that stuff– I say, use butter whenever you can! This cookie was chewy and flavorful, but maybe a tad too sweet. I also don’t really care for oatmeal in my cookies, but if are one that can’t do without oatmeal, then give it a shot! This is also a very versatile recipe and you can add or swap whatever add-ins you’d like… dried cranberries, white chocolate instead of the milk chocolate, a bit of toffee… the possibilities are endless!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 generous teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and set aside. Beat butter and sugars until very fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Add half dry ingredients, mix until incorporated, then repeat. Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.

Drop cookies onto cookie sheet using two spoons or a scoop and bake 9-12 minutes, depending on how done you like them. I prefer to take the cookies out around the 9 minute mark (they will look underdone) and let them finish cooking on the cookie sheet out of the oven.




  1. Anonymous says

    Seriously? This is the lamest blog ever. If I wanted to know how to bake chocolate chip cookies 500 different ways, I’d consult Better Crocker.

  2. Anonymous says

    You said to beat butter, shortening and sugars but you didn’t use shortening. Is it just the butter and sugars then or something else?

  3. says

    These cookies look great, I bet they are great with a glass of cold milk. Love with you can swap ingredients in and out.

    This year is going by so fast already…where is all the time going? I never have enough time to do all the things I want!

  4. says

    anon- sorry to be disappointing to you, no one ever said you had to follow. feel free to bust out your betty crocker then.

    mona- thanks!

    anon- oops! that’s a typo on my part. i fixed it, thanks! it’s meant to just say butter and sugar.

    smitten sugar- i feel ya! :)

  5. says

    I am putting these in the oven right now! And I can always tell its going to be a good batch by the way the dough tastes (and it tastes DELICIOUS!)
    Also, whats up with that “anon” meanness! The way I see it—if you are seriously that unhappy with your life that you have to be angry and bitter over the internet about a cookie recipie, I feel sorry for you!

    Keep baking!

    -Another Kim

  6. says

    OK, 3 things:

    1) The only cookies I love more than chocolate chip cookies are OATMEAL chocolate chip cookies. MMMmmmMMMMmmmmmmMMMm…

    2) Rain? Did I hear (read) you complain about rain? We obviously live pretty close to each other. LA area…?

    3) Magic Castle? Yep, I think I answered my question from above. I *LOVE* magic but have never been to MC. My cousin goes all the time and has been trying to get me and my husband to go. We’ll definitely have to find time, now!

    Good luck on getting your schedule back on track!

  7. Anonymous says

    I’ll have to try these. I tried making oatmeal cookies from foodnetwork instructions but it seemed to be lacking a binder… and turned out crumbs.

    I’ve been craving chocochipoatmeal cookies for a while :3

  8. Anonymous says

    Hi Kim!!
    can’t wait to try these cookie. One question.. what type of oatmeal did you use??? Can I use quick cooking oats??

    -Iris from Toronto, Canada

  9. says

    miss dot- yes i live in the LA area– ventura county, to be exact. but this weather is something i’m definitely not used to! and neither is southern california! haha.

    anon-yes you can use quick cooking oats! that’s the kind that i used. good luck baking them! :)

  10. says

    I just saw the picture on foodgawker and thought these looked familiar! So glad you gave them a try… my grandma Mildred would be so proud! I, too, usually use all butter instead of shortening.

    Happy baking!

  11. Emily says

    Hey Kim!

    I never thought I would be commenting on a blog, but I discovered your blog in searching for like-minded people. Quite simply, I love baking. I could do it all day, everyday, and be as happy as a dog getting his belly scratched. It’s like being in some sort of zen state. I wish I could open up a bakery. Are you like me and get a ton of friends and family members to “just open up a bakery”? I wish it were that simple.
    Keep up the great work with the blog if you have time. I don’t know if it ever feels like you’re just sending out writing into the great unknown, but rest assured that I appreciate your writing.



  12. says

    Just wanted to say a couple things

    1. i looooove your blog… i put you in my blogroll, i started looking, and there’s so very many recipes i love in it…

    2. i tried your chocolate chip banana bread yesterday… it’s out of this world good! it was so moist and yummy… my roommate said it was the best banana bread he’d ever tried, and he’s a banana bread addict… i’ll post the recipe on my blog very soon… i changed a couple of things from your recipe…

    Adriana from http://bakingpowders.blogspot.com

  13. says

    My mom and I were in need of a major chocolate chip cookie fix and we thought this recipe sounded sooo delicious, so I whipped it up and my mom said they were the best cookies I had ever made and now she calls them “Dream Cookies”. Thanks and I am going to start following your blog!

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