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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Who doesn’t have a love for cookies! They’re such a delicious part of life. Think about it, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, family gatherings, and more! Just like us, you probably have many varieties of cookies for many varieties of special occasions. 

People have been making cookies since the seventh century. That’s right, over 1500 years of cookies!! That must be why people love them so much. At the Sells’ household, we’re no exception. This chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe has been a staple in our household since we’ve been married. Not only do they make their way into our holidays but they’re a highly requested item at most gatherings that we’re a part of.

At one point, a couple years ago, in the spirit of entrepreneurship, we thought we would start a cookie business. We were going to call it, “Two Hot Cookies” because Kodi and one of his guy friends were going to start it out. Thinking back about it now makes me laugh a bit, haha! These ideas are conversations we have almost on a daily basis. We can’t help but think of ways to start a business for multiple streams of income; especially, one that incorporates food! That business idea may still be up in the air, but the cookies are amazing and definitely worth making in your own home.

The Story Behind these Cookies

Kodi has been making these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies for our family and friends for years. They are dense, chewy, not too sweet, and knobbly in all the best ways. He discovered a recipe years ago and kept tweaking the ingredients until he had the perfect consistency of chewy cookie. The oat and chocolate experience makes this recipe a keeper. If you’ve ever wanted a cookie that holds up to the dunk in coffee or milk, soaks in what is desired, and hits the spot these are what you’re looking for.

This recipe is so flexible that if you minus the oats, you can create many variations. The other day, I followed just the cookie base part of the recipe, and added sprinkles on top. The kids were very thrilled indeed. All they wanted to eat for the next few days were the special sprinkle cookies that they requested. The cookies were a success and looked beautiful! On one occasion, Kodi swapped 1/4 cup of flour for 1/4 cup of black cocoa powder and made a double chocolate chip cookie that was so decadent! Eating them made us feel guilty, haha, they were that good!

Make it Your Own

Feel free to add in your own ingredients. Just swap out the oats and chocolate chips for something you and your family love. We would love to hear about your cookie adventures in the comments below. Feel free to share with us, as we’re always looking for a unique way to make another delicious creation. Be encouraged, be creative, and have fun eating those delicious cookies! 


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Staple recipe in our household. This cookie recipe is tried and true, and never fails. Seriously amazing chocolate chip cookies! They’re perfect with chewy, dense, centers and slightly crisp on the outside. Put together with Ghirardelli chips, each cookie gives a melty gooey chocolate in every bite!

  • Author: Simply Sells Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 12 large cookies (24 small) 1x


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  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick cooking mats.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl; set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl (or stand mixer) beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 2 minutes, then add the egg and beat another 2-3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and beat until just blended.
  5. Combine half of the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) with the wet ingredients (butter, sugar, egg, vanilla) and mix until just blended. Then, add the other half of the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  6. Add the oats and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and then mix lightly until the mixture comes together.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop, Put a tightly packed scoop of the batter on the lined cookie sheets.
  8. Bake the cookies 12 minutes, until they look slightly brown around the edges. transfer the cooled cookies to a wire rack and let the cool fully for another 10 minutes.
  9. Serve and enjoy!


Instead of oats or chocolate chip, try adding in some of your favorite cookie mix-ins. (M&M’s, coconut, white chocoalte chips, peanut butter chips, etc.)


  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 22 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
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