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If there is one thing my mom can make, and make really good, it’s cookies. Today I have Mom’s Simple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for you… They are the Best Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies Around!

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She makes them one hundred times better than I could ever make them. I am positive it is because of the love she puts into every single individual cookie. Cheesy? Yes, but it is true. She takes the time to hand place the chocolate chips just to make sure every cookie has an acceptable amount. And while she can burn a loaf of bread like nothing, she never burns her cookies. Ok well, almost never. This is my mom we are talking about.

I am pretty sure that all six of my siblings would agree that mom is the very best cookie maker. And yeah, I am aware of the fact that a lot of kids probably feel this way about their moms. I get it, mom’s food just always tastes better.

BUT these cookies ARE better. I have never seen an oatmeal cookie recipe like it.

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I actually was not planning on talking about these cookies today, but ever since this post I have had a ton of requests for the recipe. So when I when I woke up to a good foot and half of snow yesterday morning (no seriously that is no exaggeration and now it is over two feet with another foot expected!), I knew it was a cookie baking kind of day.

I mean, I even had these really crazy milkshakes all ready to go for today, but cookies just seemed like a better idea. For one, they are warm and that right there just sounds way better to me right now.

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In full disclosure this is not really mom’s recipe. Her high school friend Lora gave her the recipe a long while back and she has been making them for us since she was nineteen. <– Yup, my mom was one of those teenage moms, but I am happy to say that my parents beat the statics and have been together since my mom was fifteen. That is so crazy.

Oh, and by the time my mom was twenty she had two kids, a husband and was still going to school full-time. Can not even imagine how she did it, but she did and she still managed to make a new batch of cookies every other day. And I do mean every other day. Chocolate freaks over here.

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If you know my parents than you know they have a system when it comes to getting food on the table. Dad does dinner, mom does dessert. It worked for them and for us kids, thankfully (if mom had her way we would have been eating angel hair pasta with butter and salt every single night).

So that is how it worked, but ever since I started the blog there has been endless amounts of desserts around at pretty much all times. Oatmeal cookies have sadly become a thing of the past. This is the down fall of always having to try new desserts, you never get to make the ones you love twice.

Except for yesterday of course.

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I gotta say, it felt good just to make an old and trusty recipe. One that I knew was going to turn out and not explode in my oven leaving me with a mess that I would probably have just left there and let burn away instead of actually cleaning the oven. Yeah, I do that all the time which is probably why all ovens hate me.

This is a recipe that never fails. Never, ever, ever fails. No matter where I am or at what elevation (trust me, elevation can be a pain in the butt) and no mater what oven I use, it always works. You can make them into cookie bars and even make them a tinsy bit healthier like I did here. Either way they will turn out delicious. The bars tend to be a little more crumbly than the cookies, but it does not matter. The texture is always spot on. Ok, well I mean, you shouldn’t over bake them. Under bake them? Sure, that is good (love an under baked cookie). But just do not over bake them. Any over baked cookie is not good and while I do think these are magic, they do not have super powers that can make an over baked cookie taste good.

That would pretty cool if they did though, right?

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I know that it is Friday and baking may be the last thing on your mind. Trust me, I know the feeling and the couch is so calling my name, but these cookies need to be made today. Especially if it is cold and snowing like it is here. Every time I glance outside, the snow just gets higher and higher. All the more reason to stay inside and bake cookies if you ask me.

Plus, these are the most no-fuss, homemade, from scratch cookies you will ever encounter. Dump all the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) into one bowl all at once. Beat them together and then stir in the chocolate chips. Use your hands to squeeze the dough into balls, bake and ten minutes later you will have the most amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever. No chilling, not weird ingredients and barely any time spent to make them.

Honestly, you could not pick a better thing to make today other than my Mom’s Simple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ok, well you could make them for Super Bowl Sunday too. Or better yet just do both. Yes, do both!

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Around.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 27 OF THE BEST OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Calories Per Serving: 198 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the oatmeal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, canola oil, eggs and vanilla, beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. The dough will be crumbly. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough. Use you hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball. If the mixture is not holding add 1 tablespoon more of oil. Place on prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly do not worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until set and golden. These are best right out of the oven, so eat up!
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Oh, and a lot of times I swap the chocolate chips for chocolate chunks… just because I can… and they rule.

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  1. Hi! I’m a huge fan 😍

    I’ve only started baking last year, and this is one of the first cookies I had the courage to bake 😛

    It was intimidating at first because of the crumbly/stickiness you first experienced. But after a couple of not-so-perfect cookies, you can already do this with eyes closed 🤩💃🏽

    My husband and I love this too much I bake this almost every week. I’ve been using muesli and adding different nuts. Also, coconut shavings. Yum! And sunflower oil!

    Question: Can I use rye flour instead?

    Super thanks ☺️

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for your kind message and making this recipe, so glad you have been enjoying it!! I’ve never tested these cookies with rye flour but you could certainly give it a try! Please let me know how it turns out! xx

  2. 5 stars
    One of my favorite recipes!! Quick question – I’m saving my extra dough in the fridge and it is fall-apart crumbly once it is cold and impossible to shape the cookies. What is the best way to salvage it before baking?

    1. Hey Martha,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it!! I would allow the dough to come back to room temp. Have the best week:) xTieghan

    1. Hi Megan,
      Was your canola oil fresh? You really shouldn’t taste that in any baking item. Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

    2. 3 stars
      After reading the comments, it seems like I had the opposite problem from everyone else, my cookie dough was SO STICKY and impossible to work with. I have never cursed so much while making cookies before but OMG it was a disaster!! 🤣 I had to wash my hands in between rolling every single cookie dough ball because the sticky dough would not come off! I tried adding more flour and oats and it just turned into a huge mess in my kitchen. I don’t know what went wrong, the only thing that I did slightly different was use two extra large eggs instead of large eggs. Could that really make such a huge difference? I don’t want to give up on this recipe because so many people have recommended it to me. Maybe I’ll try again!

      1. Hey there,
        So sorry to hear this.. Hmmm maybe it was the eggs if they were super large? I have never had this experience so I am not sure where you may have gone wrong! xTieghan

    1. Hi Vanessa,
      So sorry, I have never tried this so I am unsure what your results would be. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xT

  3. 3 stars
    Not the best.. not sure where I went wrong. I followed the ingredients but it seemed like way too much oatmeal, it never spread out in the oven. They came out more like scones. I added more oil and it didn’t help; I will try a different cookie recipe next time!

    1. Hi Brooke,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear they were not enjoyed. If you read through the post and refer back to the photos, you will see that these really aren’t meant to spread and they are supposed to be crumbly. xTieghan

  4. Made them into bars, like the cookbook note says in case I didn’t want to roll out a bunch of cookies. And…oh…my…god.
    Best cookie bars ever!

  5. 5 stars
    These cookies do not disappoint ! We have been making these regularly for over 2 years now and never get tired of them. Baking a batch now! Every recipe we have made of yours has been phenomenal!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Wonderful!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for giving it a go:) xTieghan

  6. I’m looking forward to making this recipe! Do you happen to have the weights of the flour and oat amounts that you use? (I’ve found that using a standard cup to weight conversion doesn’t always work depending on the density of the flour, humidity, how each cook scoops, etc.) Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      I will add the metric measurements for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  7. 3 stars
    I loved the dough-it tasted really good! 15-20 mins seemed like a long time for cookies this small. Mine didn’t flatten like the photo in the cookbook-they basically stayed in a ball. I followed the recipe and used melted coconut oil. Did I do something wrong? I’d love to try these again, as it may have been an error on my part.

    1. Hi Raina,
      So sorry to hear this! Have you tried banging your baking sheet on the counter to help flatten the cookies? You could also gently press the dough balls down with your hand before baking. I hope this helps! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Fantastic! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for giving it a try! Yes, should be totally fine for you to do. Have a great weekend:) xxT

  8. 5 stars
    These are great! This is one of those recipes that a lot of people love but there’s always some that say it didn’t work. I’m not sure where the error lies but I used white whole wheat flour, coconut oil (melted), and coconut sugar. I halved the recipe and added pecans, sliced almonds, and mini chocolate chips. Yes, the dough can seem a little oily and sometimes the chips fall out but they came together with minimal effort, I used a scooper and then rolled in my hands. I pan banged the first batch and then slightly flattened the second batch before baking. Taste great!! LOVE these as an option for when I run out of butter! Will make again!