Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s no mistaking these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for the kind with raisins. This favorite chewy cookie is loaded with mini chocolate morsels.

Stack of 4 Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies wrapped with red, white and blue twine.

Anyone else have a fear of biting into a delicious looking oatmeal chocolate chip cookie only to find out it’s a raisin cookie in disguise?

I personally love Oatmeal Raisin cookies, but in my house, there is a huge fear of the raisin.

If a cookie even has the resemblance of raisins, they are left in the cookie jar (for me to eat). My kids and husband love oatmeal cookies but they’ll stay far away from them if they think there’s a chance that one could contain–gasp!–a raisin.

There’s no mistaking today’s cookie! It is jam packed with mini chocolate chips!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies: chewy chocolate chip cookies, no mistaking these for raisins!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Using the mini-chocolate chips helps distinguish these cookies visually from their raisin packed cousins. Plus, with mini-morsels you can fit in MORE chocolate per square inch of cookie without losing that chewy oatmeal taste.

Because I never stop at “some chocolate” when I can have “ALL the chocolate”, I did one extra thing to these cookies that set them apart: sprinkling more mini chocolate chips on top of the cookies right before baking!

The toasty, almost-nutty, flavor of the oatmeal coupled with the sweet chocolate morsels makes these cookies difficult to resist. I could have happily eaten a whole batch by myself, but my kids found them just as tasty as I did.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies on a piece of white parchment paper wrapped in red,white, and blue twine.

Oatmeal Cookies

A good oatmeal cookie is one of life’s simple joys. In this dough, I found using butter flavored shortening along with the butter resulted in cookies with a more tender crumb.

I’m not a fan of oatmeal cookies that get dry and crumbly and I’m happy to report that these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies stayed wonderfully chewy even after a few days.

Another secret ingredient for perfect oatmeal cookies? Greek yogurt. I bake with Greek yogurt often and it never ceases to amaze me with how much moisture and flavor it adds to all kinds of treats.

Everyone needs a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe in their back pocket! This one is certain to impress.

To make these oatmeal cookies, you need:

{At a glance; scroll down for full recipe with amounts}

  • Shortening
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Nutmeg and Cinnamon
  • Oatmeal
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

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To Make the Cookies:

STEP 1. Beat shortening, butter and sugars in mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes, until fully combined and smooth. Beat in egg, yogurt and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in oatmeal and chocolate.

STEP 2. Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour, covered with plastic wrap. Meanwhile, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 3. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make dough balls. Place dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake in a 375°F oven for 11-13 minutes.

Tips & Tricks for the Best Oatmeal Cookies

Want to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies that stand out from the crowd? Here are my best tips for world class cookies every time:

1. Chill the dough. I know. When you’re in a rush (or just excited to eat cookies) this is the step you’re most likely to skip. But letting the dough chill in the fridge prior to baking makes the finished cookies so much chewier! The cookies will still be fine if you must skip this step, but we’re going for spectacular here!

2. Line the sheet with parchment paper. Using parchment paper (or a reusable non-stick mat) not only helps keep the cookies from sticking but also prevents over browning on the bottom. As a huge bonus–it makes clean up a breeze, too.

3. Use butter and shortening. Yes, there are lots of cases where using 100% real butter in your cookies is ideal. This is not one of them. I use one part shortening to two parts butter in these oatmeal cookies. Since shortening like Crisco contains no water, your cookies won’t spread as much while they bake. The higher melting point also makes the cookies extra tender while holding their shape.

4. Freeze leftover cookies. These cookies keep well in an airtight container or your cookie jar for about a week. If you’re baking a lot of batches at once, freeze any cookies you won’t eat within that time frame. I almost always have a batch or two of cookies stocked away in the freezer so that I’m never more than a few minutes away from delicious homemade treats! Frozen cookies also make perfect lunchbox snacks. Pack one in the morning and it’ll thaw by lunch time, while keeping everything else cold.

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Yield: 48 servings

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

There's no mistaking these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for the kind with raisins. This favorite chewy cookie is loaded with mini chocolate morsels.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Shortening, butter flavored (like Crisco)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

    1. Beat shortening, butter and sugars in mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes, until fully combined and smooth. Beat in egg, yogurt and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fold in oatmeal and chocolate.
    2. Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour, covered with plastic wrap.
    3. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make dough balls.
    4. Place dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
    5. Bake in a 375°F oven for 11-13 minutes.
    6. Remove and allow to cool completely.
    7. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to one week, or freeze for one month.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
No mistaking these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for raisins. This cookie is loaded with mini chocolate morsels!

We enjoyed these tasty oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as after school snacks and midday pick-me-ups. They’re perfect with an ice cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee!

Aimee

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Posted on March 21, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. It’s always a sad day when I bite into a oatmeal cookie and get raisins. Love these cookies!

  2. I love oatmeal cookies but my family does not. Wonder if I could persuade them with adding in chocolate??!!

  3. Delicious! Two great cookies in one. I have bitten into an oatmeal raisin cookie thinking it was a chocolate cookie before. It’s OK, though, since I like both!

  4. I despise raisins in cookies:) But I do love oatmeal and chocolate chips! The twine is adorable!

  5. I fear raisins! I think that’s why I’m never big on oatmeal raisin cookies. But oatmeal chocolate chips? I’ll have that any day! This looks delicious Aimee. 🙂

  6. Mmmmm I love the Raisins! But I’m sure these would be fabulous too 🙂 Oh and LOVE the place mat…I might have one of those hiding in my blog props too! Great minds must think alike!

  7. I hate raisins. I think biting into a cookie with raisins is one of world’s biggest disappointments. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it’s pretty bad. It takes all my will to even swallow the offending bite. I think all the world’s raisins should be changed into chocolate chips. World peace would be right around the corner.

  8. I have to confess: I think an oatmeal cookie is a waste of calories when it’s mostly cookie with a few raisins thrown in. It has to be absolutely packed with oats and added chocolate to meet my ridiculous standards. Yours look like my dream oatmeal cookie!

  9. Ahhh, thank you. I really do not appreciate raisins in my oatmeal cookies. I would rather eat an oatmeal cookie with absolutely nothing in it but the oatmeal, then have to deal with raisins. x) Mini Chocolate Chips, though? Another story.
    Chocolate and oatmeal belong together.
    These cookies look amazingly soft. <3 Love. Pinning!!

    1. Haha, I do love the raisins, but thought many would enjoy the chocolate chips instead. Two thumbs up from all my kids 🙂

  10. Looks so good…I’ve been craving a good oatmeal choc chip cookie. I think it’s from sampling one of those It’s-it’s (ice cream sandwiches) while on vacation last week in SF. I do not like raisins so it’s got to be choc chips for me.

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