These Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are fantastic. Butter, flour, sugar, oatmeal, chocolate chips. Lots to love. Heavenly, warm and fresh from the oven. These cookies are a yummy after school or weekend treat!
Think melty chocolate. Buttery. Crunchy. Mmmm…these cookies are perfect picnic fare or packed in lunch boxes.
These Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are simple to make. Get out your wooden spoon and mixing bowl.
Stir together the dry ingredients.
Stir in the wet ingredients.
(I know. Tough.)
Shape dough into balls or use a cookie scoop.
Nothing better than these warm buttery cookies, fresh from the oven. Don’t forget the milk.
It’s the butter and oatmeal that make these so crispy and crunchy. And unlike many butter cookies, these hold their shape well because of the oatmeal.
While I do love regular oatmeal cookies, these Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies don’t taste like a traditional oatmeal cookie. They’re crispy and buttery. Like a good chocolate chip oatmeal cookie ought to be.
You can give this Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies mix as a gift. I feel slightly 90’s here, because that’s when all the mason jar homemade mixes were popular. Everybody and their brother gave (and got) these mason jar mixes at Christmas time.
Basically the dry ingredients of the recipe are in a mason jar with an attached gift card listing the needed wet/refrigerated ingredients and instructions.
I haven’t given or received one these homemade mixes in over a decade. And I don’t know why, because they’re cool. So maybe I miss the 90’s. (Maybe.)
But the dry ingredients in this recipe are perfectly proportioned to layer and fit in a one quart mason jar. Add a tag with the needed wet ingredients and instructions, and you’ve got the perfect little thank you or hostess gift.
The best part? Watching my littlest taste tester hard at work. Hudson says thumbs up and finger-lickin’ melty chocolatey good.
I tried this batch with chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. Score!!!
Tips for Making Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Melt butter in the microwave.
- You’ll only need one mixing bowl.
- Use a parchment lined baking pan for easy clean-up.
- Use a cookie scoop for portioning uniform cookies.
- Dry ingredients stack easily in a mason jar for gift giving.
- Layer dry ingredients in a one quart mason jar. Stuff saran wrap at the top to keep ingredients from shifting, then screw on the cover. Attach a gift tag that says: “Add: 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Shape into 1 ” balls. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Enjoy!”
Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup Quaker rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- optional: 1/2 cup walnuts broken into small pieces
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, brown sugar, rolled oats, chocolate chips and optional nuts.
- Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter (warm, not hot), beaten egg and vanilla.
- Shape into 1 " balls or use a cookie scoop as I do.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, 'til golden brown.
I often add in extra chocolate chips. (Why not?) This recipe also makes a great gift as a cookie mix. Layer all dry ingredients in a quart mason jar. Stuff saran wrap at the top to keep ingredients from shifting, then screw on the cover. Attach a gift tag that says:
1/2 cup melted butter
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Shape into 1 " balls.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
You may also enjoy: Nantucket Bike Path Cookies
I am fully backing Allie up on the word “easy” this time for sure!! This is the recipe you grab when you are in a BIG hurry to get some homemade cookie in your mouth fast!! 🙂 Our whole family loves them!
I guess I am stuck in the past…..I still love getting and giving mason jar gifts! And they have so many cool jar colors now too! Thanks for this great recipe!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Hudson is so adorable. These cookies look dynamite! I’d love to have a big jar of these in my house.
Linda Jenkins says
I wish I liked chocolate!
These are dynamite. I was so lucky as to try one from this batch! Yum! They are fantastic! Loved watching Hudson eat them Thank you for the recipe Allie. Can’t wait to make them!
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
Let’s bring back the 90s! Who wouldn’t love one of these?
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Hey – do you happen to have an opening for another taste tester? Cause I think this is one job I would LURVE! 🙂
These sound super easy – love that you can gift the mix too!
Susie Mandel says
If Hudson gives them a thumbs up, then this recipe is a must! 🙂 And I was thinking of what to bring for a hostess gift for some hosts next week. Guess what — found it!!
Holly N @ Spend With Pennies says
My husband’s favorite cookie… plus I LOVE the gift idea!
Dear Allie, these cookies look wonderful! Hudson is adorable! It looks as though he is certainly enjoying them!
I think it is a wonderful gift idea. This past New Year’s I received a mason jar of lentils. It was such a fun gift and the jar is the best part! ….These sound wonderful and easy. xo, Catherine
Robin @ Simply Southern Baking says
My hubby would devour those cookies in no time flat! Love that picture of Hudson enjoying the cookies…so cute!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
What a great gift idea! Those pictures are giving me cookie nostalgia… I need to bake some stat!
Sheryl @Lady Behind the Curtain says
Love mason jar gifts! Great idea 🙂
i have definitely made and given these….in Mason jars….with a cute tag….THIS CENTURY!
Roger wants me to make these for him!! They looks delicious and can’t wait to make them !
P.S. I love the picture of Hudson, looks like he loves the cookies!
They are scrumptious!
Christy Smith says
I made these yesterday for Luke’s Open House at school…big hit with the baker (because they were quick and easy) and even bigger hit with the tasters (because they were delish!) Thanks Allie for delivering such wonderful recipes to your wonderful blog!!
I wish I could post a pic. These were so easy to make, OMG! And…they were sooooo gooood. I ate 4 of them after 10pm and don’t feel too bad about it either. My daughter, who HATES homemade cookies, said “Oh I’ll eat these…these good Ma!” This is definitely my quick-fix-in-a-jif cookie.
That seems to be the drawback of these comment boxes Chrissy, you can’t post pictures! I’d love to see your cookies. i’m so glad you enjoyed them and your daughter too. SCORE!!! We often double this recipe, end even so, with four boys in the house, they don’t last long. I like to think they are a smidge healthier with the oatmeal. Thanks for dropping by!
Susan Giordano says
I’m bringing a meal to friend whose shoulder was out of socket for 12 hours🤨 before agreeing to let her husband take her to ER—now, she doesn’t want too many meals around, as they’ll go uneaten/wasted—so a freezer-ready batch of chili and a jar of these ready to bake dry ingredients will be “the bomb!” Wait, is that 60’s???
Susie Mandel says
Retro is cool, Susan 😉
Hudson is looking so cute. BTW these cookies are making me feel like eating all of them right now. Have a great weekend Allie!!!
Oh là là! Chère Allie, tes cookies sont juste parfaits! On a que à regarder le visage de Hudson pour comprendre! Je pense qu’il les adore!! xoxo
Shashi at SavorySpin says
I’m so glad you reposted these – I gave up chocolate for lent but after 4 days had a mocha – now when I saw this post, I figured I might as well go ahead and make these – only to find I cleared my pantry off all the chocolate chips – grocery store here I come! 🙂
Shipra Singh says
My Hubby loves Cookies very much and i will surely try OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES recipe for my Husband tonight! Thanks for sharing!
Paddy Bateman says
Wow, makes making cookies so easy! Thank you for such a yummy recipe! My husband has eaten about 10 and I have eaten 4…… very good. Love that oatmeal is in them. Mixed pecans and walnuts because I did not have enough of either. This will be my go to recipe for oatmeal chocochip cookies. Only took about 2 1/4 hours and double the recipe, made about 90 cookies. Thank you very much! 😋😋😋
Hi Paddy – this makes me so happy and I love this recipe so much too. I made them for my son Charlie’s Destination Imagination club after school this past week. Big hit. Glad you like them too. And can I just say…. I LOVE YOUR NAME!!! I’m so curious what it’s short for. With Paddington2 out in the movies now, of course I’m wondering…. I’ve always loved Paddington bear. Anyway, so glad you like the cookies Paddy! Thanks for dropping by.
These biscuits look lovely but I’m on slimming World diet. Can you tell me how many calories each biscuit is? I would love to bake these. They look so delicious.
Hi Irene – I plugged in all the ingredients into a recipe nutrition analyzer online – and it tells me that each cookie is 115 calories, if you use this recipe to make two dozen cookies. It’s kind of a neat tool, you can check it out here: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php Have a great day and hope you get to try these cookies!
Irene Jack says
Made these today and they were absolutely gorgeous. So easy and quick to do. Firm favourite in our house from now on. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Irene – I’m so glad! We love these too. Easy, delicious and best of all, homemade with love! Thanks so much for dropping by, so good to hear from you.
Kathi Bills says
Hey, Allie. This is now my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. So easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Kathi – that’s awesome. So glad you like them. We are remodeling our kitchen right now and I haven’t made homemade anything at all in nearly a month. Looking forward to a batch of these soon, I hope. And hope all the boys are well at your house. Please tell Dennis hello from us.
Bonjour from a sunny SW France,
I just made a batch and they are delicious especially when warm as the chocolate melts in your mouth.
I am looking forward to my French Boyfriend trying them when he gets in from work.
Mille mercis for the fabulous recipe.
Yay, the recipe!
I LOVE these raw, (I’d never do such a thing! What are you taking about?) so I assume I’ll love them baked too.
Kim Bivens says
Can’t thank you enough for the recipe for these yummy EASY Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Talk about luck!! I was making other cookie recipe for the first time and what a disappointment! Picked up my phone and asked google for cookie recipes using one stick of butter and that is how I found your recipe.
These cookies are simply a treat!! Looking through your looking glass is going to be interesting…I will look for more of your hidden treasures😋
Yay!!! So glad you found this recipe Kim. It’s one of my favorites for sure, and so easy. Thanks so much for dropping by and saying hello, it’s always fun meeting the people who are out there baking my recipes! Enjoy the rest of your summer and happy baking!:)