These cookies hold a very dear place in my heart. They were my mother’s cookies. The ones she would bake every time she knew company was coming over. My dad’s favourite middle of the night snack when he would wake up for a smoke. They were the cookies that filled my lunch kit every single day. Every.Single.Day. Mom had these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on lock.

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Cookie Memories

Hoisting my sisters and me up on the kitchen counter, my mother would place a large mixing bowl in the middle and hand us each a spoon. I can distinctly remember her melting the margarine squares in the microwave and pouring the amber coloured butter substitute over the sugar.

We would take turns mixing as she added the flour and oats. Always saving the best for last, she would generously pour in the chocolate chips, never actually measuring them. Mix, mix, mix. Snitch, snitch, snitch. My sisters and I giggled away as we mixed up these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

Next came my favourite part. Scooping up the cookie dough with our little spoons and rolling it up into a cookie ball. Bless her heart, my mom would let us do this until our hands tired or our bellies were full of cookie dough. Into the oven, these little rounds of delicious cookie dough went.

Cookie Magic

Three pairs of watchful eyes would hover in front of that white kitchen oven and wait expectantly as the cookies baked. A joyful buzz would soon fill the kitchen and our ears letting us know cookies were soon ready to be devoured. My mother didn’t have a cooling rack so she would cover almost every counter surface in our tiny little kitchen with baked cookies. I can only imagine how many were quietly stolen when her back was turned.

And that moment, oh that sweet moment, the first bite. I still get that very same feeling when I bite into one of these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies today…20 some odd years later.

I scrounged and I scrounged until I found her recipe and with a little bit of a CAKED by Katie revamp, dare I say, I think they’ve got even better. Mini chocolate chips and coarse sea salt level up these morsels of oatmeal delight. If you are looking for the perfect crisp oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a chewy center, look no further.

Prefer a cookie without oats? Try my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 27 Min
  • Yield: 2.5 Dozen 1x


A family recipe for the best dairy-free chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Full of mini chocolate chips and a little bit of coarse sea salt for that delicious salty and sweet combination.



Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup dairy-free salted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 2 tsp. coarse sea salt

  • 1  cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups oats (I used half rolled and half instant)

  • 1 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips



Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugars on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  4. Add in flour, oats, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and mix on low until fully incorporated and dough forms.

  5. Mix the mini chocolate chips in by hand with a spatula.

  6. Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop drop onto parchment-lined cookie trays approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the centers appear just slightly under-baked.

  7. Let cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes before removing it to a cookie rack. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 12 Min
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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