Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


I adore oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (Hold the raisins). And I adore soft cookies. So it was just a matter of time before I posted this recipe, which produces the most tender and soft cookie that happens to be full of chunks and chew. Nutty, oaty, chewy, chocolatey, yet still soft. *queue the choir*

In high school, Costco cookies were all the rage. Every class event, birthday party, or any sort of potluck gathering, would always include Costco cookies. They’re soft baked, rather large, cookies. True to Costco form, you buy more than a dozen at a time and most often you get the variety packs (they’re made fresh in their bakery section). This meant you could have a selection of classic chocolate chip, double chocolate with white chocolate chips, chocolate macadamia nut, and of course, oatmeal raisin. 

I’d always go straight for the chocolate chip cookies. I really wanted the oatmeal ones but again, raisins. And apparently all the other high schoolers were uninterested in the oatmeal raisin as well. So you’d always see these containers of cookies everywhere, with the oatmeal raisin up for grabs. I’d usually cave and take one, picking out every raisin, sometimes spitting them out if I wasn’t careful enough. The crazy part? The rest of the cookie was SO good. Way better even than the classic chocolate chip. All because of the oatmeal and chocolate chip combo.

This recipe reminds me exactly of those Costco oatmeal raisin cookies, minus the raisin and smaller (although you could always make them any size you want). And if you *must* add raisins, well, do so at your own risk. 😉

Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies snippet

For other oatmeal options: Oatmeal Buttercream Pie CookiesOatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Spiced Oatmeal Cookies are a good start!

1 Comment

  1. Are you getting this email, if I hit reply to my email copy of your blog? I want you to know that I read your recipes every day. I love that you have been so creative and built such a large collection of recipes.

    I’m coming out on August 1st, so I hope we get some time together. I know you’ve been looking at plans for your future and I’m ready to hear what you’re up to. I haven’t seen you in waaay to long.

    Have you met Courtney Reed? I spend Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter with her family. I’ve known her since she was eight. But, you, I’ve known since you were just a few months old. And, I’m ready to see you again. So, don’t rush off. Although if you rush to San Diego, I’ll see you in the winter.

    Love you very much, Rill

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