Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x


These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies really are the best I’ve ever tasted and very easy to make. They are moist and chewy, not crunchy.



  • 1 cup (200g) brown sugar
  • 1 cup (100g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (190g) shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) flour
  • 3 cups (135g) quick oats
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, or in a stand mixer, combine both sugars, shortening, water and vanilla and beat well.
  2. Add salt, baking soda and flour and mix well.
  3. Add in oatmeal and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.
  5. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets, greased baking sheets or silicone sheets, and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake in 350°F (177°C) oven for 10-12 minutes. When they come out of the oven they should look slightly undercooked with golden edges.
  7. Leave them on the tray for about 10 minutes to set before removing.


  1. Raisins, coconut and nuts also make wonderful additions to these cookies, either individually or all together.
  2. When I make them with raisins, I always add about 1 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients  to make them into oatmeal raisin cookies.
  3. Adding coconut also gives them a delightful flavour and you really can’t go wrong with the extra chewiness the shredded coconut will add. A
  4. nother favourite addition has to be nuts. Walnuts and pecans are the two I would recommend, however, peanuts would also add some fun crunch and flavour.