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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I want to save our favorite recipes on the blog, but I hesitate for lack of a picture.

Hesitant no longer.

You probably shouldn’t Pin this photo, but you should most definitely bake these cookies.

What NOT to do as a food blogger: Remove makeup and don pajamas. Shoot from the nostril. Present cookie’s underside.

We prefer them not because they are unusual but because they are so perfectly usual. Soft, chocolatey (not raisin-ey), and sort of healthy tasting in a definitively desserty way.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is our go-to oatmeal cookie recipe: soft, chocolatey (not raisin-ey), and sort of healthy tasting in a definitively desserty way.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies


  • 1 C butter softened
  • 1 C brown sugar packed
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C flour (all purpose and whole wheat both work well)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 C oats
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the oats. Add chocolate chips last. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack (or your mouth).


For a slightly sweeter cookie, omit the cinnamon and replace semi-sweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate chips. 
Many thanks to our friend Chrislynn Call for this marvelous recipe.

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Jenny Harris
Jenny is a star-gazing, book-clubbing mother of two. She has a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, which is mildly comical (but also a boon in parenting and relationships). Her kids will attest that she’s crazy about reading aloud, time out of doors, and creative play. Her family’s goal is the “abundant life,” as prescribed by Jesus. You can read more posts by Jenny here.

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