Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies: Two Favorites in One
Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies are a combination of two
popular cookie recipes, a favorite cookie flavor (chocolate chip cookies) with
a favorite cookie texture (oatmeal cookies.)
So … are they an oatmeal cookie recipe with chocolate chips?
Or a chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal?
... but this recipe leans towards the oatmeal cookie
category because the dough is so thick, like oatmeal cookie dough. That’s one
reason the recipe calls for baking them at a lower temperature. A slower oven
means the cookies have the chance to bake evenly.
Bottom line: this an easy cookie recipe that takes just 10 minutes
to mix together and get into the oven. Everybody loves them because they are
two favorites in one. Plus the cookies freeze well and are perfect for lunch
boxes (if you can hide them long enough to pack them in lunches.)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 11-12 minutes
Makes about 2 ½ - 3 dozen cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups (12-ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions for Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies
- Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment
paper or silicone baking mats. Set baking sheets aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set
- In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed,
cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually
stir flour mixture into creamed mixture until well blended.
- Mix in oats a little at a time until well incorporated into
- Add chocolate chips, combining them into the thick dough
with a large spoon.
- Scoop cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Place on baking
sheets 2 inches apart. Use a fork, the back of a spoon, or the heel of your hand
to lightly flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes until cookies are lightly brown on
the edges. Remove cookie sheets from the oven.
- Allow cookies to sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to
transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.
Special Baking Tips for
Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies
- You can substitute your favorite flavor chocolate chips
(such as milk chocolate chips or butterscotch chips) for semi-sweet.
- This recipe calls for lower oven temperature than for most
drop cookies, which gives the cookie dough more chance to spread out and bake
Get more cookie inspiration on our Drop Cookies Pinterest board.
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