Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Handle the Heat

I’m pretty sure I’ve discussed this before but it is worth repeating: there is nothing worse than biting into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie only to discover they’re RAISINS instead. It’s such a horrendous surprise. You think your bite it going to be full of bursts of slightly gooey chocolate gems but instead you’re left with wrinkly, shriveled, sticky, bland bites of awfulness. Can you tell I’m not a fan of raisins? I can do chocolate covered or maybe even yogurt covered raisins but I’d just rather not eat them generally. I don’t see the attraction. I’m not a huge fan of dried fruit to begin with but raisins are certainly my least favorite. Why choose raisins when you can have chocolate chips??

Are there any foods out there that you get really upset when you realize you’ve been duped into eating? As a kid I used to get mad when I would discover that I was eating something that contained olives. Now I don’t really mind olives. The only other thing I really dislike in my food is raw celery. I don’t know why but I am repulsed by the smell, taste, and texture of raw celery. Let’s just say I will never be caught dead eating ants on a log…

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Sweet with a hint of cinnamon and loads of chocolate chips. Chocolate chips > raisins.
Texture: Thick, chewy, soft, crisp at the edges, and a little chunky.
Ease: Super easy.
Appearance: Don’t ya just want to take a big bite out of one?
Pros: No raisins!! Weeeee.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I’ve made these twice already.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: About 24 cookies


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until smooth and well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to stir in the oats and chocolate chips.

Using a spoon or spring-loaded scoop, drop 3-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.

Bake for about 14 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned, rotating baking sheets halfway through. Let the cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire wracks to cool completely.

Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat

Thick, chewy, soft, crisp at the edges, and a little chunky.

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25 Responses to “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 1, 2013 at 4:12 am

    These are one of my favorite cookies. I always love having more recipes for it! These look delicious 😀

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    If I plan on eating the cookies, I always replace the raisins with chocolate chips. I just can’t handle them. These look absolutely perfect!

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    Tracey — July 1, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Haha, I like both raisins and chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies. I blame my love of Raisinets for that! These look awesome!

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    Tieghan — July 1, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I HATE rasins and especially hate them in my cookies so I feel you! These however look amazing! My kind of cookie for sure!

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    Rachel Cooks — July 1, 2013 at 6:30 am

    These look so thick and perfect!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! I can see why you’ve already made these twice!

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    Christine — July 1, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Yummy yummy! I have a huge thing for the ones that they serve at Potbelly’s, and these look and sound like a great substitute (if not better)! Thanks for all the awesome recipes, Tessa :)

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — July 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I totally agree! There have been many a time when I’ve thought I was about to bite into chocolate only to find out it’s a raisin! Loving these, definitely be making them so I know that when I bite into them there won’t be any raisins hiding in there haha!

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    Mihai @ World in a Cupcake — July 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Your photos are simply delicious! We would love to publish them on World in a Cupcake if you would like to submit some.

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    Denise — July 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I hate raisins too! And it sucks because I love oatmeal cookies and they usually come with raisins, which I don’t really get. 😛 Glad you finally have a recipe for a perfectly chewy and raisin-less oatmeal cookie! Can’t wait to ask my aunt to try these out. :)

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — July 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I saw a meme once that said “Raisins that look like chocolate chip cookies are the reason I have trust issues” LOL so true!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — July 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Thank you! Dried fruit is great in my eyes but not in cookies! The fruit and nut chocolate bar has to be worse creation in the world of chocolate bars; been tricked so many times>_<
    I love these!

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    Jillian — July 4, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I just got the first batch out of the oven and they are divine! I look forward to sharing them at the neighborhood 4th if July cookout!

    • Tessa replied: — July 4th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      I’m so happy to hear that! Have a great holiday weekend :)

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    Keith — July 31, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I love butterscotch chips in oatmeal cookies too – one of my favorites growing up.

    Just discovered your blog today – what a treat!

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    Anna — August 2, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious! The whole family loves them. Not sure they will last the weekend.

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    Lucy — August 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Delicious! I like that the cookies are very oat-ey, don’t spread, and stay nice and soft! I will definitely be holding on to this recipe! Thanks!

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    Tina — August 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I tried these and they were absolutely a-maz-ing!!! Soo yummy :) I love oatmeal cookies so I really wanted to try this recipe.

    I saw on the Quaker oats box a recipe for “vanishing oatmeal raisin cookies”. Yeah right!!!`

  18. #
    Paula — September 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    PISTACHIO ICE CREAM!! I thought it was mint chocolate chip. Hate pistachio to this day because it tricked me.

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    Camille — December 24, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Made these yesterday. Best oatmeal cookie recipe ever and ZOMG cinnamon! Always adding that from now on.

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    Laura — August 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    You never let me down! I wanted to find a better oatmeal cookie recipe than my old standby and checked my go-to blogs—yours was one of them of course! But only you had exactly what I was looking for!! Thick and chewy with some crunch on the edge and lots of chocolate chips! Certainly not raisins– oh, the HORROR!!

    • Tessa replied: — August 26th, 2014 @ 8:08 am

      Haha!! So glad I had exactly what you were looking for, great minds think alike 😉

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    debbie — September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

    What happens if I just add 1/2 C oats to your ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe? That’s what I really wanna do cuz those cookies are fantastic.

    • Tessa replied: — September 19th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

      1/2 cup oats should work fine in that recipe!

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    lisa g. — February 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    These look so good I gotta make them! I made a chewy oatmeal CCC recipe from another website and I swear they ended up hards as rocks and fast too. Nearly broke off my teeth! And it wasnt my creaming method that did it either. Seriously they sucked. So I pray these cookies stop my searching desparately for awesome oatmeal CCC!

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