Soft and chewy with the sweet mix of oats and chocolate chips these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect back to school treat or for any day!
Pencils, pens, notebooks, colorful folders, and various other supplies was always one of the best parts of getting ready for back to school. As the crisp air arrives like a gentle reminder that nothing lasts forever, so does the arrival of school and the need for comforting treats. These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are perfect for an after school treat after a long day or any day for that matter.
Both soft and chewy, mingled with chocolate chips and oats. They are both sweet and satisfying with the addition of oatmeal. Old fashioned oats and butter add a chewy texture that makes this cookie perfect for a fall afternoon!
Cozy Tips for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for Back to School
- When creaming the butter and sugar together you do not need to allow the butter to come to room temperature, just beginning to mix the butter and sugar with you hands and then switch to a mixer.
- Salted Butter is best for these cookies for an extra bit of flavor.
- Use a good quality vanilla or homemade vanilla, check out this easy recipe here!
- Don't over cook the cookies, you want them to be just golden on the bottom but not on the top.
- You can use semi sweet or even milk chocolate chips for these cookies.
- Use an ice cream scoop to portion out the cookies so that they are nearly all the same size.
- Pack a few of these cookies into a jar with a string to give to a neighbor or friend. Fill a jar with these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and place it on the counter or table for an afternoon school with some apples.
Ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Brown Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips
Can I Use Quick or Old Fashioned Oats?
While you certainly can use quick oats in a pinch, but the old fashioned oats are the best for these chocolate chip cookies. The old fashioned oats provide more depth and texture to the cookies.
Which Chocolate Chips Do I Use?
You can use any chocolate chip you would like in these cookies. I have used semi sweet, milk chocolate, dark and a mix of chips. Have fun and pick what you and your family like the best.
Freezing the Dough
This particular dough produces 48 cookies and while you can bake all of the cookies at once, you don't have to. These dough freezes very well. Simply roll the extra dough into logs, wrap in parchment paper and then place into a Ziploc bag. Then once you want to bake a batch of cookies, take the roll of dough out of the freezer and then allow to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Next, slice and bake!
The Cozy Details
Begin by gathering all of your ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine.
Next, add the flour mix into the butter and sugar mix. Gently stir together and fold in the chocolate chips and oats.
Scoop medium size balls onto parchment paper on a baking tray, bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool on a rack for a few minutes and enjoy!
Now all you have decide is if you want to bake all the cookies or have some now and some for later!
- 3 ½ Cups of Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 2/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 ½ Cups of Salted Butter
- 1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
- 1 ½ Cups Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
- Begin by gathering all of your ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix to combine.
- Next, add the flour mix into the butter and sugar mix. Gently stir together and fold in the chocolate chips and oats.
- Scoop medium size balls onto parchment paper on a baking tray, bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a rack for a few minutes and enjoy!