Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In our new Retro Redo column, we take a beloved heirloom recipe and add our twist on the classic. This time around, reader Sydney Viel of Minnesota submitted her family’s favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. These retro oatmeal cookies offer that signature crispy-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside texture that recalls the sweetest nostalgic comfort. Find our modern update of the recipe, a peanut butter packed version of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, in our 2018 September/October issue!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 36
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (57 grams) all-vegetable shortening
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon (79 grams) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (73 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg (50 grams)
  • ½ tablespoon (7 grams) hot water
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (105 grams) old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup (94 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 grams) baking soda
  • ½ cup (90 grams) semisweet chocolate morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line 3 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, shortening, and sugars at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add egg, ½ tablespoon (7 grams) hot water, salt, and vanilla, beating until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, and baking soda. With mixer on low speed, gradually add oats mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Fold in chocolate morsels. Using a level 1-tablespoon scoop, drop dough on prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes. Let cool completely on wire racks.


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  1. Which recipe is correct, this version or the one printed in your magazine. Quantities of ingredients don’t make sense with stated yields. Also, magazine doesn’t provide info on what size pan to use.

    • Hi Mary Ann,
      thanks for reaching out! This recipe and the recipe in the magazine are too different recipes. This is a recipe for the Retro recipe, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. The Redo recipe in the magazine is for the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Hope this clarifies for you!

  2. Can the retro recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies be doubled ?
    The cookies are wonderful, but the recipe has a small yield.

    Nancy Thomas

    • Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for reaching out! Yes, the recipe can be doubled! We recommend to keep an eye on the baking time as it will differ. Just keep a good eye on the cookies as they bake. Happy Baking!


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