Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a classic!  Perfect for snacks and lunch boxes!

What did the world ever do without cookies?  Seriously.  Cookies are a household staple around here…I’m always baking some kind of cookie for snacks and lunches.  This particular recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies is one that I have been making for years, and in fact this recipe was featured as one of my very first blog posts over here, but I thought I’d bring it back again in time for the school year!

These are a simple cookie to make, they’re school-safe, and kid friendly.  We love classic chocolate chip cookies too, but I love the addition of the oats in this recipe, which somehow makes them seem more hearty and like they have a little extra nutrition.  In fact I think this is the only cookie recipe that I made for my kids for the first few years of their lives…they didn’t even know any other kinds existed!  Ha!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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So if you’re looking to add another cookie recipe to your recipe box, this is a great one!  Classic.  Simple. Delicious.



Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. Add egg. Add vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Then combine the butter mix and the flour mix.
  5. Add chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


You can make variations and add 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/3 cup raisins. And/or you can add 1/4 cup coconut.

If you wish to make them a little more healthy, try 2/3 cup all purpose flour, and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour.

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Do you have any tried and true cookie recipes?

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  • Reply Tina August 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    These are a classic favorite! With the attempt to try “new” things we sometimes forget about the “tried and true.” thanks for the delicious reminder.

  • Reply Barefeet In The Kitchen August 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    These look wonderful, Jo-Anna. I was just craving oatmeal cookies this morning. I’m on total chocolate overload this week. Of course, your crisps in jar were super cute too, so maybe that’s the way to go. Beautiful photos as always!

  • Reply bj August 26, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    Such a classic cookie that almost everyone loves…:))

  • Reply Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen August 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    There is nothing better than a classic cookie like this. Oatmeal chocolate chip will always be one of my favorites!

  • Reply SaigeWisdom August 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    YUM! and your presentation is ahh-dorable. I wish someone would leave a quad of cookies on my desk wrapped in baker’s twine {although they wouldn’t look so pretty when I was through with them}. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Reply Amarie August 27, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Lovely! Makes me want some right NOW! 🙂

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner August 27, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Yum! I’ll be making these tomorrow. : )

  • Reply megan @ whatmegansmaking August 27, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    What a classic! These cookies look great 🙂

  • Reply Laurie @simplyscratch August 27, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Probably the prettiest cookies I’ve ever seen!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma August 27, 2011 at 6:22 AM

    Nothing better than chocolate chip cookies!!

  • Reply Pretend Chef August 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    These cookies look so delicious. Chocolate chip cookies are classic.

  • Reply Stephanie @ henry happened August 28, 2011 at 2:02 AM

    Why do you hate that photo? I adore it! (all of my food photos are crap, PLEASE share your styling secrets!!) 🙂

  • Reply Jamie August 28, 2011 at 2:54 AM

    oooo Yummy!! And I loved the way you strung them up and photographed them among chocolate chips! Makes them look even more mouth-watering!

    Feel free to link up your cookies to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!


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  • Reply Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. August 30, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Yum! I’m bookmarking this – so hard to find a classic cookie recipe that’s awesome!


  • Reply Chef in Training August 31, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    yum! they look delicious!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  • Reply Mrs Happy Homemaker September 12, 2011 at 3:30 AM

    Wow – this looks wonderful! I would love it if you shared this on Makin’ You Crave Monday over at!!

  • Reply Aminta July 11, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Congratulations! Amazing recipe! Cheers from Panama City, Panama!

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