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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
by whoorl
October 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Yeah yeah, so I'm supposed to be writing about my favorite family dinners, but I just have to take a quick break from the main course and get right down to delicious dessert business. I'm sure you won't mind, right? I mean, I would be happy to combine these amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of cold milk and call it a day.

What's so downright amazing about these cookies, you ask? The magic is in the oats, semi-sweet chocolate and salt. Those key ingredients keep the cookies from tasting too sweet, and the result is addictive. Trust me, I know some of you weren't too keen on venturing into kale chip land last week, but trust me, you'll make these cookies again and again and again!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup unsifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional


Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color (about 4 minutes). Add vanilla and egg, and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir flour with baking soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie, 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on a cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling racks. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies.

I'm making a huge batch of these for my son's upcoming bake sale. What are your favorite bake sale recipes?


  • jessicasmom1
    October 7, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    lol cute post. I recall each of us 3 kids when we were much younger all got our turn for dessert first for good behavior... not to mention I am a angel.
  • kanake
    by kanake
    October 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Cupcakes are a fav bake sale item of mine.

  • onecuteladybug2
    October 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM


  • KaylaMillar
    October 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM

     my husbands favorite cookies are oatmeal chocolate chip!  We make ours a little different though

  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    October 7, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Oooh yes!!!  These sound close to some I make from the back of the oatmeal box! Thank you for the recipe!! *drool*

  • lalasmama2007
    October 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM

    Sounds yummy!  I haven't participated in any bake sales yet.

  • Charizma77
    October 7, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    these look yummy, thanks!

  • Kmakksmom
    October 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM
    Yum! Favorite bake sale items? Cookies and Cupcakes.
  • daerca574
    October 7, 2011 at 10:12 PM

     monster cookies always go over well for me.

  • millerbunch
    October 7, 2011 at 10:58 PM

     love oatmeal cookies.. can never go wrong with those..

    cupcakes, rice krispie treats and cookies are fav bake sale items


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