Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Oatmeal Doozies)

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES are a classic, and this recipe is not only the BEST, but it’s a special family recipe. We call these “Oatmeal Doozies” in our house because they are my Mom’s master creation! They have the perfect crispy outside and a soft chewy inside. It’s the ultimate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies aka Oatmeal Doozies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic cookie recipe with so much flavor. This special recipe belongs to my mom, and it’s the BEST chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe you’ll ever taste!

OH MAN…I am SO excited to share this amazing recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with you! I’m calling them that just so you can visualize what they are, but in our house, we call them Oatmeal Doozies. This is my Mom Susie’s recipe, and she goes by Doozie to her grandkids (we fought it…lol), and used to have a cookie delivery business called Cookie Break Cookies.

It was a HUGE success and all of her cookies were different types of “Doozies”…These Oatmeal Doozies were some of our favorites and I’m so honored that she is sharing the recipe with the world!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with a soft, chewy inside, and a crunchy, crispy outside. What could be better?! They’re so sweet and so addicting. I have so much love for these cookies and you guys are going to love them too!

This is the BEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, also known as Oatmeal Doozies in our house. It’s my mom’s special recipe and you guys will love them!


We call these OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP CRINKLES "Oatmeal Doozies" because they are my Mom's master creation! The perfect crispy outside and chewy inside, the ultimate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Oatmeal Doozies, cookies on a cooling rack

Crispy AND Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (OATMEAL DOOZIES) have just the best consistency. No need to debate over chewy vs crunchy cookies, because this one is both! They’re crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re perfect for dipping in milk or eating under ice cream, and they are totally crave-able all on their own. Once you try this chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe, I have a feeling it will be your new favorite. They have just the right amount of spice…a bit spicier than your normal oatmeal cookie…but that makes them so delicious. I just can’t wait for you to try them!

A plate of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

A stack of the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies next to a glass of milk

How to Make the BEST Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Oatmeal Doozies are just sooooo good. They’re so addicting and definitely better than your average oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. So much more flavor, so much more texture. I could eat a whole batch of these and wash them down with a glass of milk.

These cookies are both chewy and crunchy, and they have the best mix of flavor. Just follow the recipe below and you’ll fall in love with these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies too!

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A stack of "Oatmeal Doozies"

I know you guys are overcome with jealousy that I got to grow up with a baker such as my mom in the kitchen. It’s part of the reason I didn’t learn to cook until I was 30. Why would I learn to cook when there was a lady making cookies like this on the regular for me?! I was spoiled with the absolute best cooking on the planet growing up, and these cookies are just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks Mom for sharing your secrets with us all :)

See the recipe card below for details on how to make the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Oatmeal Doozies)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

The BEST OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES recipe is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. We call them "Oatmeal Doozies" because they are my Mom's master creation!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crinkle cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ rounded teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shortening I prefer Crisco
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar – packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 pkg 12 oz chocolate chips – I use half Ghiradelli milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate
  • Medium bowl of cold water
  • Medium bowl of cinnamon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients together into a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Cream shortening on medium speed for 1 minute.
  5. Add both sugars and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy 3 minutes.
  6. Add vanilla – beat 1 minute.
  7. Add eggs, one-at-a-time and beat on med-low until well incorporated – 1 minute.
  8. Turn off the mixer and add all of the flour mixture.
  9. Turn the mixer on low and mix just until the flour mixture is incorporated –
  10. (30 sec -1 minute).
  11. Add in the oatmeal and mix until incorporated.
  12. Roll the dough into 1½ inch (or 1.6 oz) balls.
  13. Dip each ball in cold water – shake off water then dip in cinnamon sugar.
  14. Place balls on a parchment covered baking sheet. These cook best by placing 12 balls on the sheet in rows 3 x 4 – evenly spaced.
  15. Bake 8-12 minutes depending on the oven. They are done when the cookie has flattened out, the center has just settled and the center still looks just a little undercooked. It is always recommended to bake a test cookie.
  16. Cool on the sheet 1-2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  17. Enjoy!!

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Recipe Notes

This was one of the top selling cookies for my Mom's company, Cookie Break Cookies. The BEST!

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Oatmeal Doozies)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1339mg 56%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I've never seen a recipe that called for dipping raw dough in water. Interesting. I have to give this a try. I do love all the spices and oats in this. Thank you for sharing. Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
These cookies are calling my name! Oatmeal and chocolate chip make the best combo. So interesting that they are also dipped in cinnamon, too. Yum!
Lucy Robertson
Thanks for writing healthy oat recipe. oat + chocolate looks good.
craving a cookie right now!! these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies look so good! Xs
Love all your recipes and your photos are just amazing and draw me in! Sorry for asking about substitutions, but do you know if I can sub butter for shortening? Thank you!
Jennifer Jones
Tried this recipe and it's very good. It doesn't mention when to add the chocolate chips, so i just added in with the oatmeal?
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