Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes in life you just want a big, warm plate of chocolate-chip cookies, and sometimes you want oatmeal chocolate-chip. At least that’s what Sarina and her Mom tell me :).

I started with  this recipe from Panthera and applied my usual cookie tweaks (more salt, more chocolate, chill the dough) with good results. I used regular rolled oats, not quick-cooking ones, which presumably resulted in a chewier cookie.

The original recipe calls for a cup of chopped walnuts too, which would be good – can’t use ’em in my allergic house.  Or if you want to do raisins, don’t let me stop you. You might want to cut down the white sugar by a couple of tablespoons too.

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegetarian, not vegan or gluten-free
Makes about 30 largeish cookies

  • 1 cup butter, room temp or warm briefly in microwave
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt or flaky sea salt (use only 1 for iodized salt or Morton’s kosher)
  • 3 cups oats (see note above)
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (Ghiradelli works well)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F, using convection if available.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to beat. Add the vanilla extract and turn off the mixer.
  4. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the mixer and briefly mix, scraping down the bowl a couple of times.
  5. Add the oatmeal and briefly mix.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and briefly mix.
  7. Chill the dough for about 1/2 hour. You can do this right in the mixer bowl.
  8. Using a small ice-cream scoop or a very heaping tablespoon, drop balls on a silpat or ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 14 minutes, until nicely browned.


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Posted by Michael Natkin on Saturday, June 7th, 2008 in Baking, Desserts, Kid Friendly.

6 Responses to “Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Reply
    June 7, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    oh my goodness, those look awesome! i wonder if there would be any left if i got on a plane today??

  2. Reply
    June 9, 2008 at 4:50 am #

    They sound absolutely amazing!

    BTW, chilling the dough before dropping it onto the baking sheet is a simple-but-brilliant idea.

  3. Reply
    Michael Natkin
    June 9, 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Thanks Candace! The chilling makes a big difference with any cookie where you want them to stand up instead of spreading thin. I plan to do a big chocolate chip cookie post some day and get into the details.

    (D.M. – too late!)

  4. Reply
    June 13, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Joelle just made these last night – fantastic!

    she mixed in dried cherries as well
    (instead of raisins) – a nice extra bonus.

    my new favorite cookies…

  5. Reply
    Michael Natkin
    June 14, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    I’m glad you liked them! The dried cherries sound perfect.

  6. Reply
    June 21, 2008 at 12:14 am #

    Great recipe! I added some toasted coconut and these were a definite crowd pleaser. Yum. Thanks for posting!

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