An easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe full of whole grains for everyday enjoyment. There’s less sugar and butter in them, so they’re on the healthy side without losing out on those best oatmeal cookie flavors everyone loves!
I love a good oatmeal cookie. When I was younger and still living at home, my parents would sometimes buy this big box of chocolate oatmeal cookies at IKEA. With three growing boys in the household the box never lasted long, and my sister and I regularly had to fight for our cookies!
Now that I have my own family I still love the combination of chocolate and oatmeal in cookies, but I absolutely love making them at home with my kiddo.
You want to make these when you need some comfort food for your soul. Or just when you want to connect with your kids in the kitchen – these are so easy to put together and baking with your kids can be an awesome way to spend some quality time together.
Especially if you’re one of the moms who don’t really enjoy playing Little People for hours on end. Talking about a friend here, of course.
Having homemade oatmeal cookies at home makes me feel all mom-y and grown up and caring, and I want YOU to have all of those feelings, too.
I know it can be intimidating to try baking with kids, but don’t be, because this recipe is truly one of the most simplest things you’ll ever bake.
How to make these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies a real success with kids
Get the ingredients out yourself
There’s not many, so you won’t end up with an overflowing counter. If your kids don’t care about the measuring, measure everything out by yourself too, to decrease your stress.
Don’t bake when the kids are fussy
Sounds simple enough, but it’s one thing I often overlook myself.
When even just one kid is being super fussy and needy, consider moving your baking project to a different day.
Set the right expectations
Look, I know it can be easy to hope for our kids to be nothing but perfect angels.
But the truth is that no cookie your two-year-old is going to make is going to look like one you would make.
The beauty of connecting with kids in the kitchen is in letting them experiment, be, create. Try to allow them the space in a safe environment and don’t expect the next Master Chef creation.
And above all: Have fun with your kiddos!
Here’s the Printable Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- In a medium bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda and salt until well mixed.
- In a large separate bowl cream the butter with a mixer until it starts forming little peaks. You can also do this by hand if you don't have a mixer, it just takes a little longer.
- Once the butter is creamy, add the sugar and mix it for 2-3 minutes or until it is really well incorporated. Add the egg and continue mixing until it's well incorporated, but don't overmix. Add the vanilla and quickly mix it in completely.
- Set the mixer aside and stir the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Chill the cookie dough for 10-15 minutes while washing up and preheating the oven to 360°F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Remove the cookie dough from the fridge. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop out the dough onto the lined cookie sheet, allowing some space between the cookies for spreading. You might need to bake them in two batches!
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until they are starting to lightly brown and crisp up. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool down completely. Or eat them while they're warm 😉
Nutrition (this is an estimate)