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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a classic!  Nut free, easy to make and perfect for snacks and lunch boxes.

What did the world ever do without cookies?  Seriously though.  Cookies are a household staple around here and I’m always baking a batch for snacks and lunches.  This particular recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies is one that I have been making for years. They are quick to assemble, they’re school-safe, and kids love them.  

We love classic chocolate chip cookies, but I love the addition of the oats in this recipe.  The oats somehow makes them seem more hearty and like they have a little extra nutrition.  In fact I think this is the only cookie recipe that I made for my kids for the first few years of their lives…they didn’t even know chocolate chip cookies without oatmeal existed! Haha!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

They’re soft, chewy and sweet.  And I think you should make them.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

If you’re looking to add another cookie recipe to your recipe box, this is a great one!  Classic.  Simple. Delicious.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a classic!  Nut free, easy to make and perfect for snacks and lunch boxes.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add the egg and mix.
  4. Add vanilla and mix.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the oats, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  6. Then combine the butter mix and the flour mix.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown.


  • You can make variations of this recipe:
    • use 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/3 cup raisins, and/or add 1/4 cup coconut

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

More Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes:

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Wheat-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wheat-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you have any tried and true cookie recipes?

This post was originally published in 2011, but I recently updated it with new images and made a couple of minor changes to the recipe itself…I adjusted the oven temperature down to 350 degrees, and adjusted the sugars.

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    August 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    These are a classic favorite! With the attempt to try “new” things we sometimes forget about the “tried and true.” thanks for the delicious reminder.

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen
    August 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    These look wonderful, Jo-Anna. I was just craving oatmeal cookies this morning. I’m on total chocolate overload this week. Of course, your crisps in jar were super cute too, so maybe that’s the way to go. Beautiful photos as always!

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    August 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Such a classic cookie that almost everyone loves…:))

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    Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen
    August 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    There is nothing better than a classic cookie like this. Oatmeal chocolate chip will always be one of my favorites!

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    August 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    YUM! and your presentation is ahh-dorable. I wish someone would leave a quad of cookies on my desk wrapped in baker’s twine {although they wouldn’t look so pretty when I was through with them}. Enjoy your weekend.

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    August 27, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Lovely! Makes me want some right NOW! 🙂

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    Catie @ Catie's Corner
    August 27, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Yum! I’ll be making these tomorrow. : )

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    August 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    What a classic! These cookies look great 🙂

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    Laurie @simplyscratch
    August 27, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Probably the prettiest cookies I’ve ever seen!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    August 27, 2011 at 6:22 AM

    Nothing better than chocolate chip cookies!!

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    Pretend Chef
    August 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    These cookies look so delicious. Chocolate chip cookies are classic.

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    August 28, 2011 at 2:54 AM

    oooo Yummy!! And I loved the way you strung them up and photographed them among chocolate chips! Makes them look even more mouth-watering!

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    Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat.
    August 30, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Yum! I’m bookmarking this – so hard to find a classic cookie recipe that’s awesome!


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    Chef in Training
    August 31, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    yum! they look delicious!

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