Have I ever told you guys that I travel with an emergency chocolate bar in my bag at all times? It’s for “emergency” purposes only. I also always have a bag of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies stocked in the freezer 24/7 in case of an “at-home-emergency.”
The Dalkin fam has been making this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on repeat for years. Between my parents, me and my sister, it’s a sure bet that there are dozens of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies happening on a weekly basis. #sorrynotsorry
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies pass all my cookie standards too – soft and chewy on the inside, just slightly crispy on the outside, and dusted with maldon sea salt on top! Can’t go wrong with that perfect combo.
A few tips and tricks when it comes to Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- What kind of butter to use in these cookies: Unsalted! I always use unsalted in my baked goods so I can add salt later to my preference!
- What makes cookies chewy: the brown sugar! If you would rather use white sugar, you can, but they won’t be as chewy. You’ll get a more crispy cookie. You could also do 1/2 and 1/2 if you want to split the difference.
- How do you store these cookies: I prefer to bake them all, let them cool and then transfer to an air tight container and store in the freezer. Then when it’s time to eat, take a few out, let them come to room temp and devour.
- Can you freeze the dough: yes absolutely. Follow steps 1+2 to make the dough and then portion into 2 tablespoon scoops and freeze on a flat surface. Once the balls are frozen, you can transfer the frozen balls into a zip-top bag and save for later. When ready to bake, let them sit on the counter for 15 minutes before baking at the same time and temp listed below.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 8 oz unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- maldon sea salt flakes for dusting
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixer, combine the softened butter and brown sugar with a whisk attachment. Let whisk for 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract. Add the flour, baking soda, sea salt and baking powder and slowly combine, making sure not to over-mix the batter. Add the oats and chocolate chips and combine. Refrigerate batter for 1 hour.
- Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, scoop 12 cookies onto each parchment lined baking sheet and dust with a few maldon sea salt flakes. Transfer sheets into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies just slightly turn a golden brown color on the edges but are still soft and chewy in the middle. Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack. Repeat process for remaining dough.
- Cool the cookies completely before packing up and storing in an air-tight container.