Everyone needs a classic recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies like this one.
I have been making this recipe for years. Probably over twenty years. It is my favorite chocolate chip oatmeal cookie to make.
The recipe is adapted from an oatmeal cookie recipe I found years ago.
Although the original recipe was good, I thought it needed something more. By adding chocolate to it, I made a plain cookie great. Chocolate was just what the cookies needed.
For an oatmeal raisin cookie, you can also make these with raisins, but chocolate chips are our favorite.
Can I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies gluten free?
These oatmeal chocolate chips cookies are easy to make gluten free. I made these cookies long before I went gluten free, but I now make them gluten free all the time.
For the gluten free version I use gluten free quick oats and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend. Other blends might work, but Bob’s 1 to 1 is the only blend that I have tested the recipe with.
Do I need to chill the cookie dough?
Not all cookie dough needs to be chilled in the refrigerator, but this recipe doesn’t. It does turn out better if you refrigerate it for at least one hour.
A few basic ingredients are all you need for this classic oatmeal chocolate chip recipe.
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour or Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend
- baking soda
- quick cooking oats or gluten free quick oats
- chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
A classic oatmeal cookie that has the perfect taste and texture.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour or Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick cooking oats or gluten free quick oats
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, and then stir in vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and stir into the creamed mixture.
- Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
- Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets placing them 2 inches.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
I tested the gluten free version of these cookies with Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend. Other gluten free blends might work, but they have not been tested with this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Originally published October 2009. Updated August 2022.
YUM! Love me some oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips makes them even better!
That sounds good! I’m going to have to make those this week. I love chocolate chip, but I also love an oatmeal cookie too. YUM! 🙂
Wow! Lynn! I love the new design! Sorry I haven’t been here yet. And those cookies look great too!:)
These sound great. I can’t wait to try them. I’ve made your other oatmeal chocolate chip cookies several times (the ones where you grind the oatmeal in the blender first). They’re a big hit with my kids.
I love your site’s new look. 🙂 The larger font is much easier on my eyes.
I love chocolate, so any recipe with chocolate goes in my recipe box.
Your blog looks WONDERFUL!!!!! Ive got these cookies chilling in the fridge now, cant wait to bake them! Thanks!
I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. We love oatmeal cookies. My husband’s favorite it Oatmeal Raisin, but I prefer chocolate chips. I have used a few of your recipes, and each one has been DELICIOUS! Thanks! 🙂
I’m one of those who believes that the one true chocolate chip cookie must include oatmeal. Yes, you *can* make chocolate chip cookies without, but why bother? 🙂
I made these on Friday and they’re delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe, Lynn. I made a dozen without chocolate chips and the rest with them and the chips make the cookie so much better. Yum!
these cookies look really good cant wait to make them.
I love oatmeal raisin cookies. One time, I was low on raisins so I used 1/2 raisins and 1/2 chocolate chips. I look forward to trying this recipe.
How much cinnamon?
If I make all chocolate chips I usually leave the cinnamon out. If I add it I usually add 1/2 teaspoon. Sorry about that. And chocolate chips and raisins make a great combination!
Due to a food allergy, we made these cookies using applesauce instead of eggs. I did add 1/2 tsp. Saigon cinnamon with the chocolate chips. My son took 1/2 to school on Tuesday to share with his class and more on Wednesday. The entire batch has been consumed! These are delicious! I will make this recipe again and freeze dough balls to bake another time.
Lynn – thank you for a delicious recipe!