Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are super soft, chewy cookies with fantastic flavor!

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies on a yellow and white rimmed plate

One of the first things I ever learned to bake was chocolate chip cookies. It’s a great place to start for beginning bakers. And all these years later, I’m still baking them. That crowd-pleasing favorite has long been a go-to for satisfying a sweet craving. And I’m betting that many of you would say the same thing.

This version of the classic cookie is of the oatmeal variety. When I think about my favorite chocolate chip cookies, most of them have oats. They add a wonderful texture and give cookies that nice chewiness. Plus, they just seem more… significant. Hearty. Irresistible.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white oval serving dish

The other main feature of these cookies is plenty of brown sugar with no granulated sugar in sight. Why brown sugar? Besides the flavor that it contributes, it also makes these cookies wonderfully soft. I am a complete fool for super soft cookies, so that’s pretty much always my preference. If you go beyond the baking time range suggested, you’ll get a crisper cookie.

These cookies won’t spread much, so don’t skip the step of flattening the dough a bit before baking. I often just grab a cookie spatula to do that job. A little flour or cooking spray on the spatula will help keep the dough from sticking. Another trick I learned when I made these cookies from Dorie Greenspan is to cover the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass or jar with plastic wrap.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on a floral-rimmed white tray

For the chocolate chips, I used a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips for a little more interesting flavor. I like to use more dark chocolate than milk chocolate, or otherwise these can seem too sweet to me. But, of course, feel free to use whatever ratio you like to suit your taste preferences.

I’ve sampled many a chocolate chip cookie in my baking life, but I must say that these Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorites. I just adore everything about them, from how easy they are to make to their amazing flavor and texture. If you’ve got a cookie craving, I highly recommend you whip up a batch of these fantastic cookies.

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Yield: about 40 cookies

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

All that sweet brown sugar and those chewy oats make these Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies perfectly soft, chewy, and delicious!

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (297g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups (255g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (85g) milk chocolate chips


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the oats. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  7. Drop the dough by 2-tablespoon portions onto the prepared pans. (A 2-tablespoon cookie scoop works wonderfully for this.) Slightly flatten the top of each cookie.
  8. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are browned.
  9. Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling.

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite cookies. All that sweet brown sugar and those chewy oats make these perfectly soft, chewy, and delicious! - Bake or Break

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