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My Mamma's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Video!)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


This is my mom’s recipe for the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They’re chewy in the middle with crisp edges and finished with cinnamon sugar – her secret!


  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Use an electric mixer to cream together butter with brown sugar and salt, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes more.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda, then add them to the butter and mix until just incorporated. Add the oats and mix for a few seconds, then add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. Cover the dough and chill for at least 2-3 hours or up to 48. This step is optional, but will result in cookies with a better crispy/chewy texture and a more pronounced flavor.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. in a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon, then set aside. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently press your thumb into the center of each mound, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven and desired texture. Less time will give you a chewier cookie and more time will result in a crispier cookie. Ovens vary, so be sure to keep an eye on them.
  5. Allow cookies to cool right on the baking sheet, then serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookies are best within the first 3 days.

Keywords: cinnamon, dessert, baking