Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy, and they are loaded with lots of oats and chocolate chips.

Oatmeal raisin cookies and Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my family favorite recipes.

Actually this Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is adapted from our original Oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

  1. Plain flour:130 g or 1 cup
  2. Oats(old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats):150g or 1 and 1/2 cups
  3. Chocolate chips :1 cup or 150 g
  4. Brown sugar:100g or 1/2 cup
  5. White granulated sugar :50 g or 1/4 cup
  6. Butter (softened unsalted) :115 or 1/2 cup
  7. Egg (@ room temperature) :1
  8. Baking soda : 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt :1/4 tsp
  10. Vanilla extact:1 tsp

How to make Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

We can make this Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in five simple steps.

1.Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl.Add the flour, salt,baking soda, oats and chocolate chips to form a uniform mixture.

2.Beat all the wet ingredients in a bowl

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
  • Beat the Butter and Sugar until light and creamy.
  • Add 1 Egg and Vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until they turn creamy.

Use room temperature butter.  Do not soften it in the microwave! Let it sit on the counter, for a half hour. You should be able to press your finger in and dent it easily without pushing it all the way through.

Thoroughly cream the butter and sugar together.  This process of combining the butter and sugar, or creaming it, is critical. The sugar is adding air to the butter will make the cookies puff up in the oven.You need to beat the sugar and butter together until it is light and fluffy and this will take about 5 minutes.

3.Mix together the dry and wet ingredients together to form cookie dough.

  • Mix together the wet and dry ingredients in a bowl to get the cookie dough.

We dont need to use a hand mixer to combine them together; (just mix together gently using a spoon or spatula) as there is a chance of getting over mixed, which can cause gluten formation that result in tough cookies.

2.Shape the cookies

Once the dough is ready,take small portions (1 and 1/2 tablespoon scoop dough or 38-40 g) using a spoon or an ice-cream scoop and place it onto the baking tray lined with a parchment paper or onto a non stick baking tray.

Press the cookie dough, gently with your hand to flatten each ball of cookie dough slightly (make sure not to flatten them completely, just slightly). 

Leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough as they will spread a little while they bake.

This cookie dough is sufficient to make 18 medium sized Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

3.Bake the cookies

Bake at 350F preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

HOW LONG TO BAKE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Bake in separate batches at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown and the top is set. 

Note that the cookies will seem underdone. That’s okay, they will firm up as they cool.

Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

They will be quite soft until completely cooled.

WHY ARE MY OATMEAL COOKIES FLAT?

For this oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, as the cookie dough is thick and the proportion of sugar flour and butter is just appropriate, there are no chances of getting the cookies flat.I have tried this recipe several times 🙂

Butter is an emulsifier and it makes cookies tender.When butter is very soft or warm in the cookie dough or if the room temperature is very high which causes the cookie dough to melt even before taking them into the oven, then in the heat of the oven, it will melt fast causing a flat cookie.

How can I prevent my cookies from spreading?

Chilling solidifies the butter in cookies so that it takes longer for it to melt which will prevent it from spreading.

So in case if you find the cookie dough to be too soft or warm, or if the kitchen is too warm, then place it in refrigerator for up to 30 minutes and then bake.This will prevent the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from spreading.

CAN YOU FREEZE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?

Yes,Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies  will last in an airtight container in the deep freezer for 3-4 months.

DO YOU NEED TO CHILL THE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH?

This is a thick cookie dough that doesn’t need to be refrigerated before baking.

If you prefer your cookies to be a little more thicker, you may chill the dough.Allowing the cookie dough to chill for 30 minutes will help the cookies to bake up thicker.

  • Chilling the dough and baking the dough cold will give you a thicker cookie. The dough will spread a little less if it’s chilled, leaving you with a thicker, softer center.
  • When you chill the dough the oats soften up a little. Since I prefer a rolled oat in these, when you chill the dough it gives them more of a chance to soften, producing a softer cookie! If you choose not to chill the dough, the oats will still be fine, you will just have a little more texture and chew…which could be a good thing!

WHAT KIND OF OATS SHOULD I USE TO MAKE OATMEAL COOKIES?

We can use old fashioned or quick cooking oats in this recipe. Quick cooking oats are smaller in size and will provide a more uniform texture, whereas old fashioned oats will provide a more rough texture.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL COOKIES AND QUICK OATS COOKIES.

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Oatmeal cookies made with old fashioned oatmeal is more rustic in look and more chewy in texture.Here i have used Carman’s traditional rolled oats.

Quick oats cookies/Instant oats cookies are more prettier as they don’t have those big oatmeal flakes floating around in them and they have a uniform cookie surface.Both cookies tastes very similar.Here i have used Quaker Rolled oats.

HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES AHEAD OF TIME

1.This dough will keep covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. Allow it to return to room temperature before scooping and baking.

2.We can make the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough ahead of time and then shape them and freeze…ie we can freeze the shaped cookie dough!

I actually love doing this because you can have freshly baked cookies in minutes.

I suggest dropping by spoonfuls on a parchment lined pan and freeze.  Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag or container.They will remain good for up to 6 weeks in freezer. 

To bake from frozen, simply take out as many as you need and allow cookies to sit at room temperature for about a few minutes (i usually keep them outside on counter ,just until when the oven got pre heated) prior to baking.

Watch the video to see how easy it is make Soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies :Printable Recipe

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe will help you make soft nad chewy oatmeal cookies in five simple steps.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 medium sized cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 130 g Plain flour 1 cup
  • 150 g Oats or 1 and 1/2 cups (old fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats)
  • 150 g Chocolate chips 1 cup
  • 100 g Brown sugar or 1/2 cup
  • 50 g White granulated sugar or 1/4 cup
  • 115 g Butter (softened unsalted) or 1/2 cup
  • 1 Egg (@ room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extact

Instructions
 

1.Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in another bowl.Add the flour, salt,baking soda, oats and chocolate chips to form a uniform mixture.

2.Combine all the wet ingredients

  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3.Mix together the dry and wet ingredients

  • Take care not to over mix the dough as it can cause tough cookies
  • Add the vanilla extract and an egg and whisk until they turn light and creamy.

4.Shape the cookies

  • Once the dough is ready,take small portions (1 and 1/2 tablespoon scoop dough or 38-40 g) using a spoon or an ice-cream scoop and place it onto the baking tray lined with a parchment paper or onto a non stick baking tray.
    Press the cookie dough, gently with your hand to flatten each ball of cookie dough slightly (make sure not to flatten them completely, just slightly). 
    Leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough as they will spread a little while they bake.

5.Bake the cookies

  • Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until they turn golden brown on edges.
    Enjoy soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

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If you Want to add to add raisins instead of chocolate chips, you can make delicious Oatmeal Raisin cookies

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  1. Lissa Dela Cruz

    At last! A blog worth following 🙂 You covered every little detail. Thank you!!!

    1. Bincy Chris

      Glad it helped.

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