Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Okay sweet friends, we’re getting personal now!  I’m thrilled to share with you, my family’s absolute favorite cookies EVER!  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

My hubby works with diabetic equipment and years ago we received a flyer in the mail with this recipe and I began tweaking, that’s what I like to do!  The result, out of this world goodness, but not quite so diabetic.

I think what makes these cookies totally rock it’s not just that the flavor is obnoxiously good (can you go wrong with milk chocolate), but the texture is out of this world!  The key to making these delights is to keep an eye on the oven and definitely pull them out the second they begin to golden on the top!  They’ll be a bit gooey, but they firm up real quickly!

After you pull them from the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack right away.  Below is a pic of the coloring you’ll see when your cookies are ready to be removed.  Let them cool to the point that biting into them won’t burn your taste buds and deter you from eating the entire pan!

Here they are all plated up, and tomorrow they’ll be gone.  That’s when I remind myself that the original recipe was diabetic and I feel a little better.  Denial works sometimes!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup unsweeted applesauce
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups quick oat (healthier: rolled oats)
¾ cup milk chocolate chips (healthier:  semi-sweet chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 375. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sugars, butter and applesauce until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Add in the oats and mix until just combined.  Then, add the chocolate chips and mix by hand. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheet 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Happi Byrne says:

    These look amazing! Did you use salted butter or unsalted butter? Can’t wait to make them for my daughter’s teach on her first day of MDO next week!

    • Aimee says:

      I prefer salted butter. Happy first day of MDO next week! 🙂

  2. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I’d love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

  3. Sorry this is late, but better late then never. Thanks so much for sharing with last weeks with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above. The link party is open now for this week.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  4. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says:

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party just went live at http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursday-4.html
    Thanks, Nichi

  5. Ali says:

    Oatmeal cookies are so comforting and you can’t go wrong when you add chocolate to them. 🙂 I wanted to take a moment to invite you to submit this and any other yummy recipes to my link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. Hope to see you there!

  6. Carly says:

    Yummy – these are my favourite!!! About how many does this recipe yield?

  7. Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says:

    These look so delicious!! Love the teacher idea. I would love for you to link up to my linky party at The Mandatory Mooch. Still open for another day!!


    Thanks, Nichi

  8. Chrissy says:

    Yum! And love how you packaged them in a jar with a “smart cookie” label for the teacher (I teach Kindergarten so I would definitely love a gift like this)!

    @Everyday with the Jays

  9. Yum Aimee!! I LOVE chocolate chip cookies!! I can just imagine how yummy they are with oatmeal!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! 🙂

  10. Sarah says:

    Cute idea! I’m a retired teacher, and I think any teacher would be smiling at the thought of this gift.

  11. Deana @ CountryMommaCooks says:

    Thanks for linking up @ CountryMommaCooks link and greet party…..hope to see you again tomorrow : )

  12. le chateau des fleurs says:

    This is beautiful tutorial, great pictures and so yummy!! I would love if you link this to the Mega Mason jar link party!

  13. Savannah Granny says:

    This recipe sounds awesome. My hubby will probably eat these in one day and there are only two of us here.
    Thanks for sharing and I am pinning this.
    xo Ginger

  14. Emily says:

    Yummy!! I wish I had some RIGHT now!!

    I’ve pinned this for a rainy day (maybe tomorrow??) 🙂

  15. melissa @jonahbonah says:

    love the teacher gift at the end!

  16. Laura says:

    I love your pictures they really make the post. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with Best of Your Best at Real Momma 🙂

  17. I really love Oatmeal CC cookies, and I look forward to trying your recipe. I have yet to find a recipe I love! Hope this is it! 😀

    Melissa L.
    I signed up to be a follower on your blog, and I would love and apprecaite you to become a follower on mine! http://www.mywatermelonmoon.com

  18. Heather@French Press says:

    those really do look like the best cookies ever!

  19. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    Those are some awesome looking cookies!!! I love how big and puffy they are!!! Definitely pin worthy:-)

  20. Becca says:

    Oh yum, these look totally delicious! Found you via 5 Days… 5 Ways. 🙂

  21. rose says:

    Those are my favorite Cookie! thanks for the recipe I’m pinning.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  22. Libby says:

    These cookies look so yummy! I’d love to have one right now. 🙂

  23. Angie@Echoes of Laughter says:

    They look delicious Aimee! My family would love those cookies! Hope your week is going great! Angie xo

  24. Aimee says:

    Totally Yvonne! This was my breakfast! 🙂 Thanks for your sweet words on my photography, you are so kind! XO, Aimee

  25. kelsey says:

    Yum!!! These look delish. I love oatmeal cookies and can never find a good oatmeal chocolate chip recipe – just oatmeal raisin (and I’m not a huge fan of raisin) so thank you for sharing!!

  26. I love the puffiness of these cookies! I swear, I’d eat the whole batch.

  27. this looks delicious! …but I despise turning the oven on during summer time…will keep the recipe for some cooler fall days 🙂

  28. Nancy@Life Designed says:

    How did you know I’ve been craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Clydia says:

    These are my daughters favorite cookies. Gonna try your recipe tonight! Thanks for sharing. Happy I found your blog. Three Mango Seeds

  30. Nat & Holly says:

    These look SO yummy Amy! And I love how you did the picture of all the ingredients, that is genius!

  31. Yum! Those look so good!