Thick & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, we got back home to Rochester late Monday night and it’s back to the grind.  We had a great time in Georgia and our friend Steve’s wedding was a lot of fun.  We didn’t really luck out in the weather department and had a lot of wind, cloudy skies, and some rain, but we still managed to have a great time!  I fell in love with Savannah and will have to tell you all about it soon.  Now we are back home for just less than a week and half until we take off once again and visit beautiful San Diego, California! I’ve never been to California before so I’m super excited to go as it has been on my bucket list of places to see.  We will be visiting some awesome friends that we met back in January when we were on our cruise.

I had this recipe written down in my recipe book for a long time and finally got around to trying it out.  I was a huge fan of the fact that these cookies had only brown sugar in them as opposed to white and brown.  It gave them a great taste and a chewy texture.  I can’t say enough good things about this cookie, but it is definitely a keeper and they were even better the day AFTER I baked them.

Please note: baking buttery, sugary cookies and having a couple of them isn’t a problem.  Eating an entire pan of them is.  You might have a problem after you bake these up :)

Thick & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. The best!


*This makes a couple dozen standard-size cookies.  If you’re feeding a crowd you may want to double it*

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips


In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

At this point you can either chill the dough for a bit in the fridge or overnight and then scoop onto baking sheet, or scoop the cookies onto a sheet and then chill the whole tray before baking them.  You could also bake them right away, but you will end up with flatter cookies. Preheat the oven to 350°F when you’re ready to put them in.

The cookies should be two inches apart on a parchment paper or silicone-lined baking sheet.  Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes (your baking time will vary, depending on your oven and how cold the cookies were going in), taking them out when golden at the edges but still a little undercooked-looking on top. Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

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31 Responses to “Thick & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. May 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM #

    I love a good oatmeal cookie but I never thought to put chocolate in them! Yum!

    • May 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

      I’m not a fan of raisins so I love chocolate in mine!

  2. May 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM #

    I love chewy oatmeal cookies! Yum!

    • May 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM #

      Me, too! They’re the best

  3. May 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM #

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my comfort cookie – so classic and always hit the spot! Yours look great!

    • May 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM #

      And they’re healthy ‘cuz there’s oats in them ;)

  4. May 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM #

    Looks absolutely delicious, Ashley! I agree that brown sugar is the key to nice, chewy cookies. Have fun at California! One thing you can be sure of is perfect weather, and everything is so beautiful there (:

    • May 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM #

      Aww thanks Monica. I’m definitely looking forward to it!

  5. May 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    Who doesn’t love a delicious cookie and this sounds delicious!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • May 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

      Thank you! They were awesome :)

  6. May 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    I’ve been experimenting with oatmeal cookies lately too. Love your version for a super thick and soft cookie – they look very addictive :)

    • May 9, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

      I’m always on the search for the perfect cookies :)

  7. May 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    MMM such a classic, comforting cookie!!

  8. May 9, 2013 at 2:01 PM #

    There is something just so comforting about oatmeal cookies! And the chewier, the better! :)

  9. May 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM #

    I could live on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Okay, not really, but I wish I could. LOVE them!!

    • May 9, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

      I wish I could live on them! haha

  10. Tina
    May 10, 2013 at 11:23 AM #

    I was wondering if you know how many calories are in the cookies?

    • May 10, 2013 at 11:47 AM #

      Hey, Tina! I did some research and if the cookies are a smaller size (making 24-30) out of the dough, they would come out to around 100 calories per cookie. This is just estimated though and the best I could come up with. Sorry about that!

  11. May 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM #

    Oatmeal chocolate chip is my ultimate favorite cookie! The oatmeal gives it a chewy texture that I just crave.

    • May 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM #

      Thanks, Nicole! It’s my favorite too :)

  12. May 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM #

    I’ve been looking for some new cookies to try out because my boyfriend loveeees it when I bake him cookies :) And I’d love to try this! I’m sure we will both really like them!

    • May 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

      I’ll think he’ll love these! Thanks, Sharon!

  13. May 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM #

    Oh my gosh, you’ll have the BEST time in San Diego! It’s gorgeous there — the zoo is a must-see, but everywhere is just awesome. Too bad you’re not coming up to Northern California cause I’d love to meet you — and eat some of your oatmeal cookies :)

    • May 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM #

      Aww Hayley that would have been awesome! I wouldn’t mind stuffing myself with some of your wonderful desserts either either ;)

    • May 13, 2013 at 1:24 PM #

      p.s. we already have plans to go to the zoo!

  14. johnnie whittington
    May 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM #

    This would be a good recipe to leave out the chocolate chips and add raisins and pecans. Not trying to take away from your recipe by any means. I had a recipe for Oatmeal Raisin cookies but lost all my recipes when my house burned in ’11. so I’m really glad to have found this recipe. It’s one that you can add and do different things with. ~Thanks~

    • May 20, 2013 at 7:58 PM #

      Adding the raisins and pecans would be a great idea! I’m sorry to hear about your house incident :( Thanks for commenting, Johnnie!

  15. shelby
    July 4, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

    I made these cookies healthier by replacing the butter with coconut oil, and used white whole wheat flour instead. Delicious!

    • July 6, 2013 at 2:28 AM #

      Oh wow, I love this idea! I think I will try it your way sometime! Thanks, Shelby :)

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