All cookies are unique and we all have our favorites. However, there is something special about oatmeal cookies, both in terms of their chewy texture and well-balanced taste. Oatmeal cookies are hard to fall in love with - even the kids who love them!
Well, here's a recipe for an authentic homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookie made from scratch in under an hour and using everyday ingredients. What more do you need?
If you've been looking for fun but easy cookie recipes, or crave that comforting texture or the right oatmeal cookie, this recipe is for you. Let's talk about oatmeal cookies and why you should try this recipe.
Why use oatmeal for chocolate chip cookies?
Oatmeal cookies are as old as time. In fact, they may be one of the most traditional cookies in the Western Hemisphere, and that's because oats are a staple and inexpensive. Oatmeal isn't just a healthy breakfast; they add body and the tastiest, smoothest texture to cookies.
Make chocolate chip cookies for your next party, dinner or birthday party. In fact, these are great any time of year and you can make a batch every now and then for no particular reason. Never too sweet or too crunchy, these cookies are just right and guaranteed to bring back your fondest memories.
Oatmeal cookies are seasonal because they taste like fall and winter - these chunky home-cooked cookies are comforting, so make this recipe part of your holiday tradition!
What's in Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies?
To make chocolate oatmeal cookies, you'll need to make cookie dough, plain old-fashioned cookie dough made with all-purpose flour, eggs, butter, baking powder, and salt.
Our special ingredients will come later - vanilla extract for a warm flavor, chocolate chips just for fun, and oatmeal to bring it home. Make a dozen to a dozen and a half oatmeal cookies with this quick recipe and take them out of the oven in about an hour!
Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chip Recipe
Serving Size: 12-16 cookies
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup butter, softened
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 cup oatmeal
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs while stirring.
3. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda, and stir into the butter mixture.
4. Stir in the oatmeal and chocolate chips and refrigerate the batter for at least 30 minutes.
5. Spoon the batter into the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crisp and golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving.
Drizzle your oatmeal cookies in chocolate syrup or dip them in melted chocolate for an extra chocolaty flavor.