Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy vanilla oatmeal cookies with large chocolate chips throughout.

Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from

Today’s post is brought to you by random selection, or maybe not if the Mr actually cheated. I couldn’t decide what to share with you today. I’m indecisive like that. So I had him close his eyes and point at the screen. It’s an easy way to not make a decision myself. ;) So you get cookies today.

But let’s talk about other kinds of issues, mk?

I’m totally and completely obsessed with Scandal. I can’t even help it. I finished the first seven episodes, the wholefirst season, in two sessions. I’m not even kidding. It’s disturbing. Now granted it’s not like I was ignoring anyone or anything like that. It was down time so it’s okay. But then I was quickly annoyed because that was the end of the first season. Since when are seasons only seven episodes?! That’s just unheard of. And dumb.

Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from

What’s the first thing I did after coming to a very sad and tragic realization the first season was done and there would be no more discs showing up in my mailbox? I did the only thing a truly obsessed person would do. I paid for the second season on Amazon Prime to watch on my computer. Seriously. And omg. Please make it stop. It’s like crack. I’d rather watch that than eat candy and that’s huge. Just ask the Mr. I don’t know what I’ll do when I’m done and have to wait for season three to start.

I might have to make another batch of these cookies to tide me over. I actually made a batch before this one and didn’t like the results so I went back and changed a few things to create these babies. They’ve got a little bit of everything going on. Plenty of chocolatey goodness, of course. You can really use whatever kind you want but I used mini Hershey’s Kisses. They’re larger than chocolate chips and smaller than regular Kisses and super delicious. If you want more chocolate throughout and not in big pieces, I’d recommend using chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Either way… chocolate is a must.

Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from
These oatmeal cookies are thick, a little bit crunchy and totally chewy. They’re kind of awesome in a very special way. And will totally disappear before your eyes.

Want to ensure these stay super soft and awesome? Store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread. I hadn’t tried it until I made these. I wanted to see if it really worked and it totally did.

Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick and chewy vanilla oatmeal cookies with large chocolate chips.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C and 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C and 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 C chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add remaining dry ingredients, minus chocolate, mixing until smooth. Stir in chocolate by hand.
  • Arrange medium scoops 2 inches apart. Bake for 14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edge. Rest on pan for 1-2 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


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35 Responses to “Vanilla Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Susan H. — August 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

    These look yummy. Can regular all purpose flour be used for all the flour?

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      You could certainly try it that way but having not tried it that way myself, I can’t be sure how it would turn out.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 2, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I have never even heard of that show! Now I’m on a mission!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      You have to watch it!

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    Tieghan — August 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I have not seen one episode of scandal, but I am guessing you are recommending that I go and watch every last episode! LOL!

    Loving these big and thick cookies. They look awesome!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Uhmmm yes totally ;)

  4. #
    Paula — August 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I don’t know how you did the last photo of the *disappearing cookie* but it’s really neat and the cookies look wonderful.

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Haha thanks Paula!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I’m all about some oatmeal in my chocolate chip cookies!!! Yum!!!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Such a fun and healthier addition for a change! ;)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 2, 2013 at 10:17 am

    what a fun flavor combo!! i’ve never seen scandal, obviously, but i try to refrain myself from watching shows cause i get hooked too easily. case in point: the hills. i’ve been watching it ALL WEEK. even jason is getting into it hand me some cookies!!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Forget the hills and start watching scandal with me asap or catch up on mistresses! ;)

  7. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

    OMG I’m so glad we are on the same crazy train with Scandal!! I just can’t get over the second season. And just wait – it gets crazy better and just crazy crazy! I need to stuff my face with cookies and watch it all again!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      I hope it gets even more crazy! :)

  8. #
    Barbara | Creative Culinary — August 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I haven’t made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in many years and now I’m sad these aren’t in front of me. Great combination of flavors and I love the big chips!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Barbara!

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    Marcie — August 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    These cookies look so thick, delicious, and perfect, Rachel. I need to make these happen!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm


  10. #
    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Okay, I loved your little cookie disappearing picture. I watched it like 42 times!! Love this cookie, need it with my coffee this morning!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Haha that’s great! Thanks :)

  11. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 2, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I have been looking for a show to watch this Summer!! omg I cant even wait to start Scandal now! Any other recc’s?! Love these cookies…I want oneeee!

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      Rachel — August 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Mistresses is fun. And we’re kind of sucked into Under the Dome. It’s just as it sounds. Weird but kind of interesting.

  12. #
    Kiran @ — August 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I want a few to go, please! Love that last photo — it looks like an ad for “now you see it, now you don’t!” :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Oh good lordy, look how gorgeous and puffy these cookies are! I want dozens of them and a tall glass of milk!

  14. #
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — August 2, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Hhahah I am so glad you are hooked on Scandal! It’s my favorite show right now. Season 2 gets even better. Wait till you get half-way!! I might make these cookies to celebrate the return next month!!!

  15. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    These look so comforting and yummy!

  16. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — August 3, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Omg Scandal is the single best show on the planet. I am counting the seconds until the next season starts!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    These look like they have an almost shortbread consistency. I love those giant chocolate chips. Can’t wait to try these.

  18. #
    Tracey — August 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    LOL, we did the same thing when we were watching Breaking Bad – paid to see a bunch of episodes because we just couldn’t wait to find out what happened!! Those mini hershey’s kisses are too cute – I’ve got to get my hands on some to make a batch of these soon :)

  19. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — August 4, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    i haven’t seen those mini kisses, but now i’ll be on the lookout! love that bread trick for cookies!

  20. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — August 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I think maybe it is those giant chocolate chunks that are drawing me in. These cookies look divine and I want one. Now! :)

  21. #
    JulieD — August 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    These look sooo good, Rachel!

  22. #
    Micha — August 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Yes, Scandal is like crack and I finally watched the last 2 episodes a couple of weeks ago. DUDE!!!! The cookies look yummy too, I need some new cookie recipes.

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      Rachel — August 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Totally crack!! I’m still in disbelief over the last episode.

  23. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — August 10, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Oh my, I can already taste these gorgeous cookies :) they look perfect!

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