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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have the best texture, and are filled with lots of oats, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate.

We sure love cookies around here – especially chocolate chip cookies! Lately I’ve been working on creating the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie – I wanted one with lots of oats and a great cinnamon flavor, but also that was chewy and soft center with a little crisp on the edge.

This cookie is made with a high ratio of butter to flour, and a lot of oats. Below are my tips for getting the best consistency cookie that is chewy and gooey.

Best part? This is all you’ll need to make these:

  • oats
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • chocolate chips (I like a mix of half milk/half semisweet)

To get that chewy middle and crispy edge, I scoop the cookie dough into balls and then flatten them slightly, then freeze on parchment paper for 20 minutes.

After a quick freeze, bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes until the edges are golden but the inside is still soft. Let them set and rest for 20 minutes to set up.

Then enjoy these delicious These Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Freezing cookie dough is one of my favorite ways to help solidify the fat in the dough, and keep it baking nicely and from spreading too much, and it’s also a great way to keep the inside gooey while the outside gets that lightly browned crisp – which adds tons of flavor.

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Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have the best texture, and are filled with lots of oats, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate.
Makes 30-40 cookies, depending on size. (Extra dough can be frozen if needed.)


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cups unsalted butter, softened (2.5 sticks)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats
  • cups chocolate chips (I use a mix of milk and semisweet)
  • extra salt or flaked sea salt or topping


  • Combine dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda) and set aside.
  • In a large stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with handheld mixer, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed.
  • Once well mixed, add in vanilla and eggs. Mix until incorporated.
  • Then add in combined dry ingredients and mix until dough is formed.
  • Turning speed down to low, mix in oats until well combined.
  • Then slowly add in chocolate chips. I like to unlock the stand at this point (so it doesn't crush the chips) and mix in the chocolate chips with the mixer.
  • Once cookie dough is well incorporated, use a cookie scoop to scoop dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Leave a little space between each cookie, and after you scoop it, use the back of a small spatula to smoosh the cookie down and partially flatten in (see image below, I flatten about halfway).
  • You're going to freeze the cookie dough in this flattened state, and then bake from this shape. Freeze dough for 30 minutes in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Place cookie dough pieces on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, until the tops are golden.
  • Top with a little sprinkle of flaked sea salt (or normal salt). Let rest for several minutes before eating to set. Enjoy!
  • (These store well at room temperature in an airtight plastic container with lid.)

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  1. Shelly K. says:

    5 stars
    Ok so I hate Oatmeal cookies. I am not a fan…but I made these for my husband because he is not feeling well. To top it off, I’ve never (in my entire life) made cookies from scratch. I used my mom’s kitchen aid mixer (she passed away in 2017.) So this was a special thing for me to do. Anyway, these cookies are FANTASTIC. The tiny bit of salt makes all the difference. They don’t even taste full of oats. I will keep this recipe forever, thank you so much for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    These are amazing!!! One of my new fav cookie recipes. Making them again tonight for Santa!! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  3. These are fantastic! Have you ever tried doing raisins instead of chocolate chips? Wondering how the consistency would be or if I’d need to add a bit more flour…

  4. 5 stars
    These cookies are fantastic! Have you ever tried raisins instead of chocolate chips? I’m wondering how the consistency would be or if you’d need to adjust the flour…

    1. I haven’t! But I think it should still work well – let me know if you do it and how they turn out!

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