Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies or Melanie’s Cookies

These chocolate chip oat cookies are our favourite!

chocolate chip oat cookies on rack
Mmm, chocolate chip with oats. Not too crispy or too chewy – just perfect!

The initial recipe was for plain oat cookies from the side of a package of oats – we’ve doctored it up quite a bit since including the chocolate chips.  In our house they’ve become known as Melanie’s Cookies.

young girl stirring batter
Melanie has been baking these cookies since she was 10!

Another delicious chocolate chip oat cookie is this Banana Oat Chocolate Cookie. It’s an eat anytime, all the time snack because it’s basically just banana and oats with some chocolate chips. It’s also ideal if you need a gluten free, dairy free or vegan treat.

But these right here, are a classic chocolate chip oat cookie.

chocolate chip oat cookies on rack

Do You Like them Crispy or Chewy

How do you like your cookies? Thin and crispy or pillowy and chewy.

You can have both with this cookie! If you like them thin – flatten the cookies a little (NOT all the way). They’ll spread into lovely crispy cookies.

If you like a little volume to your cookies, leave them as round balls on the cookie sheet. Don’t worry they’ll spread enough all on their own.

two chocolate chip oat cookies, one flatter than the other
Same batch of cookies, the one on the left was flattened a little before baking, the one on the right was kept as a round ball (from cookie scoop) before baking. Both delicious!

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

chocolate chip oat cookies in hand
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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Large flake oats and chocolate chips make the best chocolate chip cookie! Not too crispy and not too chewy, these are perfect.
Prep : 30 minutes
Cook : 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup large flake oats
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar and continue to beat until smooth.
  • Beat egg and vanilla into butter and sugar mix.
  • Add dry mix to the wet mix.
  • Mix until blended, then mix in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
  • Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Yield 3 dozen
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chips, cookies, oats
chocolate chip oat cookies in hand

A Great Cookie for Beginning Bakers

One of the great things about this recipe, is it’s pretty forgiving. That’s good news when you’re learning to bake!

We’ve put this cookie batter through its paces – we’ve melted the butter completely, we’ve over-stirred and under-stirred and we’ve handled them ALOT and a lit when shaping. We’ve made 43 cookies from this recipe and another time we made 28 1/2 cookies! We’ve made them dark brown and we’ve made them light blonde. No matter what – we’ve enjoyed every batch! And trust me, there’s been a lot of batches over the years.

choco chip cookies in oven

We hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do. More importantly, we hope you create many fond memories making them with and for people you adore.

Let us know if you make these cookies, I’ll be sure to pass your comments and photos on to Melanie. Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram @getgettys and Facebook @GettyStewart.HomeEconomist.

Getty Stewart is a Professional Home Economist,  speaker, frequent media guest and writer dedicated to putting good food on tables and agendas.  She is the author of several recipe books on enjoying and preserving fruit, Founder of Fruit Share, a mom and veggie gardener. Sign up to get articles by Getty delivered to your inbox. You’ll get recipes, practical tips and great food information like this.

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