Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy homemade soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! A perfect treat for the entire family!

Soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Last week Mother Nature celebrated my birthday by gifting me a blizzard. The least she should’ve done is drop off a pie or cake to go with it. Oh well! I’m going to celebrate a little bit all month long to make up for it. I already redeemed my free popcorn at the movies the other day. I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Beauty and the Beast during it’s opening weekend. I pulled my girls out of school a little early to catch an afternoon showing with friends. Who knew we wouldn’t be the only ones with that idea? The theater was packed. Good thing we’re able to reserve our seats ahead or that could’ve been a problem. If you’ve been debating on whether or not you should go see it… go! It’s by far the best remake of a Disney classic to date and this is coming from someone who absolutely loved the original. It was magical and mesmerizing. A truly wonderful movie to enjoy at any age!

In other news… I had a sudden urge to reorganize our toy room this weekend. It was primarily to fix our Lego situation. I was tired of having everything lumped together in one giant bin. That made it beyond difficult to find what we were looking for at any given time. I was on a mission to fix that and separate everything by color. A quick road trip to Ikea with my youngest daughter… an even quicker trip in the store and back home to build our new storage units. A few gripes… we knew what we were going into the store for. I just needed to find a store model to see if they’d sell it to me because they were out of stock. Sadly they wouldn’t for safety reasons and such because it’s a children’s item. Okay, fine. No problem. But then I was stuck. Literally. There was no quick way to where I needed to go… the warehouse. We went down and around but there was no way unless we ran down the up escalator. Totally not happening. I know they do this on purpose, hoping you’ll buy other stuff on your way to the big ticket items. The only extra item we wanted were cinnamon rolls because you can’t go there without getting some! Also, can we briefly discuss the pain that comes with building their furniture? Yikes! My poor thumb turning that dumb hex wrench. Minor aches and annoyances aside, my organization mission was a success. Here’s to hoping the kids can keep it this way. Fingers crossed!

Soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve always been a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies. Oatmeal cookies are hit or miss for me. I have trust issues with oatmeal cookies. What if those dark spots inside aren’t chocolate… what if they’re raisins?! I’m not exactly a fan of raisins. They’re weird. I mean… they’re a classic addition to oatmeal cookies but not if I have anything to say about it.

These cookies rival my favorite classic chocolate chip cookies. That could only mean one thing…

These are amazing!

Thin, soft, chewy and absolutely perfect! This will absolutely become your new go to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’d highly recommend whipping up a double batch because these are guaranteed to disappear super fast.

Make sure these soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are part of your baking plans! You won’t regret it!

Soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 20: 3-inch cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes, plus

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy homemade soft and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! A perfect treat for the entire family!


  • 1/2C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1/2C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2C old fashioned oats
  • 3/4C chocolate chips, plus extra for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter with granulated sugar and light brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Scrape the bowl as needed. Mix in flour, followed by old fashioned oats. Mix until just combined and no streaks remain. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  3. Scoop dough using a medium cookie scoop, spacing 2-3 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. If desired, top off with additional chocolate chips. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on the pan for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  4. Store in an airtight container. 

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35 Responses to “Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Sarah @ The Chef Next Door — March 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Two of my favorite cookies combined together! These look delicious and perfect to quiet my sweet tooth!

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      Rachel — March 21, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — March 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    These remind me of the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies my mom used to make! I always preferred them to regular chocolate chip cookies!

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      Rachel — March 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

      You’ll have to give these a try… for memory’s sake, right? ;)

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    Taylor Kiser — March 20, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Lucky you already seeing Beauty and the Beast! I can’t wait to see it! And these cookies are everything a sweet tooth desires! Yum!

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      Rachel — March 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

      You’re going to love it! Such a great movie :) And thank you!

  4. #
    Catherine — March 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    These cookies look absolutely marvelous! I wish I had a couple right now! xo, Catherine

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      Rachel — March 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Thanks, Catherine!

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    Fiona — March 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Can I replace the chocolate chips with raisins instead?

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      Rachel — March 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

      You definitely can. Enjoy!

  6. #
    puja — March 24, 2017 at 8:04 am

    No one can ever say no to cookies. Glad that you have used oats in this recipe. Awesome. :)

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      Rachel — March 26, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Agreed! And thank you :)

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    Stephanie Sasek — March 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    These are delicious! I split the dough and did 1/2 for my raisin loving hubbie and the rest for my chocolate addiction-we are both very happy. Love your site and wonderful variety of recipes.

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      Rachel — April 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      So glad you both enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie!

  8. #
    Gelabean — September 13, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Can I use quick cooking oats? Those are the only ones I have around the house.

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      Rachel — September 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

      For best results, I’d recommend sticking with old fashioned oats. Quick cooking oats are much smaller and thinner. They won’t give you the same ideal texture for baked goods.

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    Gelabean — September 24, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Can I add cocoa powder to make it more chocolatey? I’m making this for the 3rd time and i want to try it out.

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      Rachel — September 25, 2017 at 7:02 am

      You’re welcome to give it a try but I can’t promise how it will turn out. Good luck!

  10. #
    Sherry — October 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    The only suggestion I can offer to this recipe is that it doesn’t make enough…double triple or quadruple this recipe!!!! INCREDIBLE COOKIES

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      Rachel — October 3, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Haha! Best suggestion :) I’m so glad you enjoyed them!

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    katarina oneill — October 6, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    The only thing I noticed is that there was a bit to much baking soda. But it still tasted so good!

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      Rachel — October 9, 2017 at 9:26 am

      Glad you enjoyed it, Katarina! :)

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    Jimmi — November 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    I made this recipe with coconut oil instead of butter and the cookies were fabulous. They turned out perfect and everyone who tried them was surprised by how much they loved them. Highly recommend this recipe!

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      Rachel — November 18, 2017 at 8:33 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Jimmi!

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    Rai Kampitan — December 5, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Hi Rachel! Just want to ask, if I use salted butter, do I need to adjust the measurement of salt? It’s hard to look for unsalted butter in the market. Oh also, can I use margarine instead? Thanks in advance!

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      Rachel — December 6, 2017 at 6:58 am

      I’d definitely recommend salted butter instead of margarine, as the ingredients in margarine will alter the way the cookies bake. If using salted butter, reduce the salt in the recipe to 1/4 tsp. Good luck! :)

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    Rai Kampitan — December 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Thanks a lot for your response Rachel! I’m gonna try them now :)

  15. #
    Erin — January 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    It’s a cold snowy day here- perfect for warm chewy cookies. I whipped up a batch of these and they are perfect. Delicious, soft, chewy and yummy!

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      Rachel — January 20, 2018 at 9:12 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed them, Erin! They’re definitely perfect snow day cookies! :)

  16. #
    Antique Allie — February 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I tried this but also added1/4c raisins. Deeeeelicios

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      Rachel — February 4, 2018 at 8:11 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Jessica — February 4, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Do you mean 1&1/2 cups oatmeal, or just 1, 1/2 cup?

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      Rachel — February 4, 2018 at 8:04 am

      1 1/2 cups = 1 and 1/2 cups. Enjoy! :)

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    Dawna Pacini — July 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Made these today. Used quick oats cause that’s what i had. Omitted the cinnamon cause of allergies. Baked ten minutes in convection oven and they were just perfect. So glad I made the double batch you reccomended. Thank you. Dawna Pacini

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      Rachel — July 19, 2018 at 8:17 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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