The Best Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies

Are you craving warm cookies and milk?  These cookies are the best dark chocolate and oatmeal cookies I’ve had! I love the fullness the oatmeal adds and the touch of sweetness from the dark chocolate.

Rows of dark chocolate and oatmeal cookies on a white paper towel

I can’t resist a delicious cookie with oatmeal from our Old Fashioned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies or Cowboy Cookie Bars to No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies or White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

My dear neighbor and baker extraordinaire shared this recipe with me and it’s one of my favorite cookies!  She reduced the amount of sugar from the original recipe which makes the cookies more hearty than sweet and I love that! 

Old fashioned oats make the cookies more filling and dark chocolate chips pull all of the ingredients together for a perfect flavor combination!  

The boys in my family prefer these sweeter farmhouse chocolate chip cookies, but I like variety so I make both of these great cookie recipes!

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We’ve moved away from Tina, but I remember her bringing me warm cookies fresh out of the oven many times when she babysat and helped me with many things.  Her recipes probably hold an extra special place in my heart because of the extra special role she’s played in my life.  She and her family were part of the crew that lifted me up and carried me out of an especially dark season of life when I couldn’t do much for myself.

Five of the best dark chocolate and oatmeal cookies lined up in a row on a white napkin

The Best Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like to use this cookie scoop to make balls and bake about half of the recipe.  Then I take the other half of the dough, form balls and freeze them.  Frozen dough only takes a minute or two longer to bake, and keeping some on hand means you can have warm cookies anytime.  Keeping frozen cookie dough in the freezer has been a great way to impress guests over the years.  Who can pass up good company and warm cookies?

These Easy Cowboy Cookie Bars are another great cookie with chocolate and oatmeal.  We hope you enjoy all of these cookies as much as we do!

Collage of dark chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies - some are on a green farberware baking sheet.

How to Make Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix shortening, sugar and eggs.  Beat until creamy.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add oats and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Other Easy Cookie Recipes:

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Dark chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies in a rows on a paper towel

The Best Dark Chocolate and Oatmeal Cookies

Servings 36 people
Author: Jennifer
Are you craving warm cookies and milk?  These cookies are the best dark chocolate and oatmeal cookies I’ve had! I love the fullness the oatmeal adds and the touch of sweetness from the dark chocolate.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 ounce bag dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Mix shortening, sugar and eggs.  Beat until creamy.  
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add oats and chocolate chips.  
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. Marie Sellers says:

    5 stars
    The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were wonderful. I was low on chocolate chips so I included butterscotch chips and walnuts as well. ,This recipe is a keeper!

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