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My Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipes | December 10, 2020

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are so yummy they have earned the nickname “treasures”.  Come try out this recipe that my mom has been making for years, these cookies are easy and so scrumptious.

I am so excited to be part of this fun holiday cookie exchange that Jen over at Midwest Life And Style is hosting (thank you, Jen!). If you are coming from my friend Meeghan’s blog at Cali Girl In A Southern World, welcome! I cannot wait to try her almond snowball cookies recipe.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and milk

Over 20 years ago, my roommate and I would come home on the weekends from Auburn and spend time with my family. Oftentimes when we were home, my mom would make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  My roommate and I would say they were so good, they were like treasures! 

Cookies on Christmas platter

We are still enjoying this same oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe today at family gatherings and now in my own home.  I cannot wait for you to try out this delicious cookie recipe. Let’s get started!

My mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip recipe card

Ingredients for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar (1 cup white sugar may be substituted for 1 cup brown)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Ingredients in mixer

Directions for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamy, at medium speed. At low speed, gradually add flour and oats.
  3. Next, stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Then, take an ungreased cookie sheet-spoon onto, about 2″ apart. 
  5. Bake 10-16 minutes.


Sprinkle in chocolate chips and stir by hand

Yields about 2 1/2 dozen. I sure hope you enjoy these “treasures” as much as we do! Package them up in a holiday tin and gift your family and friends some of these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for Christmas.

Cookies cooling after baking

I am so glad you visited today and hope you and yours will enjoy this family recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for years to come! Now, I cannot wait for you to check out my Jen’s cookies over at Midwest Life And Style.  Her cookies sound amazing for the holidays!

Delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ready to eat!

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Cookies and milk!

Holiday Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their delicious holiday cookie recipes with you! Just click on the links below the images to be taken to their post.

Quick And Easy Christmas Shortbread Cookies / / Molasses Cookies With White Chocolate / / Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Almond Snowball Cookies / / Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies / / Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies




  1. […] Snowball Cookies / / Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies / / Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint […]

  2. […] you are visiting from Brendt at She Gave It A Go, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Jen. A wife and mom of two living the good life […]

  3. Jen says:

    Brendt, these look so good! I love good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. How special that you have been using your mom’s same recipe all of these years. Pinning so I can try them later! Thanks for joining me for this fun virtual cookie exchange.

  4. Aliya says:

    Brendt! This cookie exchange blog hop has been wonderful!! feel like these cookies have to be healthy right? I mean oatmeal = healthy and guilt free right?! They look amazing!

  5. Oh Brendt these look SO good! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies have always been my favorite. And if you say they are the best, then I believe you! SO thankful you shared them! Merry Christmas…pinning!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hey Kelly!
      Thank you so much, and it makes me happy to think about you and your family enjoying them.
      I loved being on this cookie exchange tour with you…

  6. […] Be sure you go visit my friend, Brendt at She Gave It A Go where she is sharing a recipe for her Mom’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They look so […]

  7. Meeghan says:

    I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, Brendt! I’m definitely trying your mom’s recipe. It sounds delicious! Merry Christmas!!

  8. […] Snowball Cookies / / Mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies / / Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint […]

  9. […] Homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Brendt, […]

  10. […] My mom’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies HERE. […]

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