Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Farmhouse Style}

Like a granola bar in cookie form, these soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies taste great any time of the year. 

Baking rack full of Farmhouse Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate soft and chewy oatmeal cookie features several chocolate chips stirred in and a few sprinkled on top for an easy cookie recipe that not many can resist.  

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Classic ingredients mix up quickly to make the best oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips.  The chocolate chips are the best when a little soft and gooey to make one of our farmhouse favorite cookie recipes!

Our Butterscotch Delights and Cocoa Chippers are the oatmeal cookies we’ve made the most over the years. I think that may be because this recipe just got pushed to the back of the recipe box for too long.  

My mom found this recipe for Coco-Chip Oatmeal Cookies in her recipe box.  I love that it’s on a cute recipe card and was typed on a typewriter.  So she clearly created this recipe card before having kids.  Even since we’ve moved out we’ve kept her busy enough that typing recipes is out of the question.  At least the cookies are easy and delicious so she’s still got time to make them! 

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A little sweeter than our Chocolate Chip Granola Bars these cookies have the flavor of your favorite granola bar with a much softer texture. We make this cookie recipe the most around Christmas, but they are a popular after school snack too! 

Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack

Our Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are delicious, but this is the type of cookie you’d get at a bakery and keep going back for more.  

Can Nuts Be Added?

Mix in 3/4 cup of chopped nuts to make Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Cookies or whatever nut you prefer to vary the flavor.

A portion of the batch can be made with nuts and a portion can be made without nuts.

Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal

  • Old-fashioned or quick oats can be used but we prefer quick oats because they have a finer texture and make the cookies so chewy!
  • Butter rules. The best cookies always use butter instead of margarine to maximize quality, flavor and help make each morsel soft.
  • Walnuts are our favorite nuts to mix in these oatmeal cookies.
  • Hold back a few chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the cookies before baking for a more chocolatey look and taste.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips are called for in the original vintage recipe and have a slightly more bitter flavor than milk chocolate chips which are smoother and a bit sweeter. Either type of chip can be used. I love using dark chocolate chips in these Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies.
  • Using a cookie scoop typically makes fewer cookies that are bigger. A regular scoop makes about 35 cookies and dropping by rounded teaspoon full makes 6 dozen cookies.

How to Make Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

  1. Create the base of the cookie dough by mixing together softened butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. This step ensures the leavening agent (baking soda) which helps cookies rise a little and the salt which adds flavor is evenly mixed in each cookie.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients allowing the flour mixture to get incorporated into the butter mixture with each addition.
  4. An electric mixer can continue to be used at regular speed to stir in oats.
  5. Mix in almost all of the chocolate pieces or chocolate chips by hand or with a couple turns of the mixer on low. Use the same procedure for adding nuts if desired.
  6. Use a cookie scoop or drop by spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle remaining chocolate pieces on top of cookies and bake for 9 to 11 minutes in a 375°F oven. Allow to cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet and then use a spatula to place cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Other Farmhouse Cookie Recipes:

Printable Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Old-fashioned oatmeal coco chip cookies on cooling rack

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Servings 35 cookies
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Like a granola bar in cookie form, these soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies taste great any time of the year. 
The ultimate soft and chewy oatmeal cookie features several chocolate chips stirred in and a few sprinkled on top for an easy cookie recipe that not many can resist.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture and continue mixing until thoroughly blended.
  • Stir in oats, chocolate pieces and nuts if desired.
  • Drop by rounded spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes.
  • Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire cooling rack. Store in air tight container.

Notes

  • Old-fashioned or quick oats can be used but we prefer quick oats because they have a finer texture and make the cookies so chewy!
  • Butter rules. The best cookies always use butter instead of margarine to maximize quality, flavor and help make each morsel soft.
  • Walnuts are our favorite nuts to mix in these oatmeal cookies.
  • Hold back a few chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the cookies before baking for a more chocolatey look and taste.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips are called for in the original vintage recipe and have a slightly more bitter flavor than milk chocolate chips which are smoother and a bit sweeter. Either type of chip can be used. I love using dark chocolate chips in these Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies.
  • Using a cookie scoop typically makes fewer cookies that are bigger. A regular scoop makes about 35 cookies and dropping by rounded teaspoon full makes 6 dozen cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 160mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

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“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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