Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I serve these cookies for a large crowd, I make the cookie dough balls and freeze them ahead. Add 2-3 minutes more if these are frozen, or thaw the dough balls on a cookie sheet for an hour or so before baking. Most cookies can be frozen ahead this way.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wet Ingredients:
1 C (8 oz) Unsalted Butter, softened
1 C (7 oz) Sugar
1 C (7oz) Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla

Dry Ingredients
2 C (7.5 oz) Oatmeal, ground in food processor
1 ¾ C (8.5 oz) Flour, all-purpose, unbleached
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt

12 oz Chocolate chips, semi Sweet, milk chocolate, or white chips
1 ½ C Nuts, Macadamia or walnuts (optional)
1 C Dried Cranberries (optional)

Cream Butter and Sugar using hand mixer. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Fold in dry ingredients. Add Chocolate chips and other optional ingredients if desired. Using 1-1/8 inch cookie dough scoop, scoop 1” dough balls (size of a golf ball) place on greased cookie sheet. place on baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool cookies on wire rack.

Makes 40 cookies


  1. We were the lucky recipients of some of these delicious cookies and they were FABULOUS! I was going to ask you for the recipe and look! Here it is! Thank you so much for your delicious goodies.


  2. we made these for the basketball tournament this weekend, and they were gone in a flash, with lots of compliments on top! thanks, Kay!

  3. Wow, this recipe being used on the other side of the world!! How wonderful!