Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | The Recipe Critic


These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and loaded with chocolate!

Oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy and delicious — perfect when you need a quick snack or a bite of something sweet. These Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Creme Pies and these Healthy Oatmeal Apple Raisin Cookies are more you’ll love!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love all kinds of oatmeal cookies, but I know that for most people, chocolate wins over raisins!

I’m a little picky about oatmeal cookies.

They have to be crispy on the edges and chewy through the middle. Never too thick or fluffy!

These cookies are thick enough that they won’t break, but thin enough that they’re not cakey.

And since we can control the texture further by flattening our cookie dough balls (for thinner, chewier cookies) or leaving them tall, they really are the perfect cookie for everyone.

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have a great base that you can use with lots of different add ins, and I’ve included a list below so you can mix and match.

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How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. Start with room temperature butter — you don’t want it too cold or too warm! Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and incorporated.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add all of the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix it up.
  4. Add in your chips and stir well.
  5. Bake — I don’t chill my dough before baking, since I like thinner, chewy cookies with crispy edges, but you could! I like to press my cookies down slightly so they don’t turn out too thick.
  6. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. This way, they won’t fall apart and will continue to set up!

Variations On These Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Swap the chocolate chips for raisins, or include both!
  • Swap the chocolate chips for butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate, or any other kind of chip your heart desires.
  • Add in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries
  • Add in ¼ cup of toasted coconut
  • Add in ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon for some warmth

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