Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
These Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies are the best – soft, chewy, and jam-packed with chocolate. Full of oats and hearty flavors, they’re better than those big bakery cookies!
Confession time: I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal cookies.
I never really liked the texture when I was little and certainly didn’t care for the oatmeal cookies that were studded with raisins. I never voluntary tried those cookies, unless you count the store-bought iced oatmeal kind.
Part of the reason I never liked these cookies was because I didn’t start to like oatmeal until I was older, and I still don’t like raisins in anything (although I will eat them plain). And because I never really found an oatmeal cookie without raisins, I always stayed away from them.
But now that my tastes have evolved more and I actually love the texture of oatmeal, I decided to give the cookies another shot and create my version. Since my apple oatmeal cookies turned how to be a huge success, I knew it was time to give it another try. And I was on a mission to make a cookie without raisins and full of chocolate, dark chocolate chunks, to be exact.
And I’m happy to report that these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies fit my expectations! Soft, chewy, and jam-packed with chocolate, these cookies are full of oats and hearty flavors. Filled with just the right amount of spices, these chocolate chunk cookies are ones that you can really sink your teeth into!
What Makes These Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies So Great
- The hearty oats combine perfectly with the mixture of sweet brown sugar and spices.
- These babies practically melt in your mouth with chocolate-y goodness and make you reach for a second (and third) cookie
- Like most of my recipes, these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies are a breeze to make. In fact, you can make these in just one bowl!
If you’re a fan of soft and chewy cookies, then these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies were made for you. Because chocolate makes everything better, these cookies will wow your taste buds. Trust me!
How To Make Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray two baking pans with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set the bowl aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment.
- Add in the the eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla, and beat until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
- Gently fold in chocolate chunks, then shape the dough into rounded balls and drop onto the baking pans.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are lightly browned and the edges are set.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
- This recipe uses old-fashioned oats, as that’s what I always have stocked in my pantry, so I would recommend using those.
- Make sure not to over mix the dough as it can make your cookies tough or gummy. Mix just long enough until your dough is uniform.
- If you don’t have a large enough oven that distributed heat evenly, you may want to cook one sheet of cookies at a time.
- I opted for the chocolate chunks in this recipe, but feel free to use chocolate chips if that is all you have in your kitchen!
- Substitute 1 cup of whole wheat flour for the white flour to add a little extra fiber to these cookies!
- Add a little crunch by incorporating about 1/4 cup of chopped nuts to the dough! Walnuts or almonds would work well.
Even if you’re not a big oatmeal cookie lover like me, I pinky swear that you will swoon over these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies! Fresh, full of flavor, and oh-so delicious, these cuties make the sweet treat to munch on all day long!
Looking for more cookie recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Pumpkin Doodle Cookies
- White Chocolate Dipped Eggnog Cookies
- Glazed Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tablespoons vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chunk morsels, or chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray two baking pans with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment. Add in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla, and beat until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix. Gently fold in chocolate chunks.
- Shape dough into rounded balls and drop onto baking pans. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until tops are lightly browned and edges are set.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
I go for oatmeal cookies as long as they’re filled with chocolate and not raisins! And yours have the big chunks. So I’m down with these for my snack!
Thanks, Mir! Chocolate is definitely the perfect replacement for raisins!
I’ve always been an oatmeal cookie lover as well as a raisin lover…I know…I’m about 1 in a 1,000,000! I love the chocolate chunks in this recipe, Gayle. My mom makes a coconut chocolate oatmeal cookie around the holidays that’s so good. I can’t wait to try these.
Thanks, Erin! I love just eating raisins by the handful, but for some reason, I just don’t like them in anything!
I am with you on this one, I also developed a taste for oatmeal cookies at a later stage. I don’t mind the raisin in general, but often there is too much of it.
I like the choice of chunks of chocolate;)
Thanks, Emanuele! Sounds like these cookies were made for you! 🙂
My co-workers often make fun of my because I love oatmeal cookies SO much. These look out of this world!
I made a vegan version of these a while back. These look so good Gayle, I think I’ll bake some cookies today since it looks like we’re in for another rainy day. Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂
Thanks, Linda! Hope you enjoy!
I enjoy just about anything wrapped in a fabulous oatmeal cookie and these chocolate chunks are no exception! De-lish!!
Thanks for the kind words, Annie!
The oatmeal is my absolutely favorite part in this cookie ~ there’s just something about the texture of oatmeal that does it for me, maybe convinces me that the cookie is healthy and Spanx is totally unnecessary! Wrong. These are total melt in your mouth cookies. And honestly, I need a cookie today after being sick for 2 weeks! blah. Store bought cookies, what can I say? I’m too snobbish for those =)
I love the texture of oatmeal cookies, too! That’s too bad that you were sick for two weeks, Laura! You definitely deserve a cookie (or five) now that you’re healthy!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is definitely one of my all time favorite cookies! I was looking for chocolate chunks just last weekend, but they were not in my favorite Big Box store or in my grocery store. Where do you purchase?
Thank you, Cali! I find the chocolate chunk morsels right by the regular chocolate chips in my grocery store. They come in the same packaging as chocolate chips, if that helps you out!
Gayle, I love all oatmeal cookies!!! oatmeal raisin cookies used to be my absolute fave growing up! go figure! I LOVE these Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies!!! oatmeal + chocolate is like perfection!
Thanks for the sweet words, Alice!
I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! My favorite. These look great!
Well I’m a huge oatmeal cookie fan, so I’ll gladly have yours 🙂
Good to know, Sarah! Thanks!
I literally JUST had a dream about these the other night! Thanks for making my dreams come true 😉 hah!
Haha thanks, Heather!
Oatmeal raisin cookies are my all-time FAV kind of cookie, but I definitely would not complain if you were to swap out the raisins for chocolate! These look so ultra-chewy and full of awesome texture, Gayle! I’ll take 5 dozen, please and thanks. 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! I’m loving the chocolatey oats combo!
I’m a fan of any type of oatmeal cookie. Who am I kidding, I love all cookies. Love that you added chocolate chunks to these. Oats and chocolate are a winning combo!
Thank you, Jen!
I agree with Mir. I’m all for oatmeal cookies as long as they have chocolate and not raisins! These cookies look wonderful with those chocolate chunks! 🙂
Glad you agree, Christin! Chocolate is way better than raisins, right? 🙂
Thank goodness for people like you! 🙂 Haha, I never liked oatmeal cookies either (because … irrational fear of raisins) so thank you for doing it right with some big ol’ chocolate chunks! I love how melty and smooth the chunks are and they pair so well with the oats. A baker’s dozen sounds perfect right now, oats and all!
Glad you like these, Mary Frances! Chocolate chunks are definitely the way to go!
Wow the cookies look super delicious Gayle! Love the chocolate chunks overload!
I’ve never loved oatmeal cookies either. Probably because I’m a total raisin hater. Your chunky chocolatey cookies look sooooo much more appealing! YUM!
I think you would love these, Rachelle! Oatmeal cookies with chocolate definitely beats the kind with raisins!
I actually love the texture of oatmeal cookies so I am sure I would LOVE these! They look so good!!
Thanks, Sam! They’re so chewy and SO good!
Gayle I love adding oats in my chocolate chip cookies and I am so glad that they are soft & chewy too!! Because well let’s be honest, who likes hard & dense chocolate chip cookies?!! Pinned!
Exactly, Ami! 🙂 Thanks for the pin!
My hubby’s favorite cookie. I think i should make some for him fo Father’s Day. 🙂
Sounds like these cookies would be perfect for him, Kathy!
Gorgeous cookies Gayle! Love them! Just made similar ones, but mine were with quinoa flour 🙂 Pinning to try your recipe next 🙂
Oh I’ve never tried quinoa flour, Mira! I bet your cookies were delicious!
These cookies look perfect, Gayle! Haha oatmeal cookies are actually my favorite and I am probably one of the few that like raisins but I’ll gladly have them with big ole chocolate chunk 🙂 Love how soft and chewy these are!
Thanks for the kind words, Kelly!
I’ll take two dozen. Please and thank you.
Thanks, Justine! I would send you some if I had any left! 🙂
I think oatmeal cookies are my very favorite! I love these big chunks of chocolate!
Thanks, Annie! The more chocolate, the better!
These cookies look so darn chewy and delicious, Gayle!!!! I love the chocolate chunks in them too 🙂 Oatmeal cookies have always been one of my favorites!! Hope your week is off to a lovely start! Pinning of course 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words and pin, Ceara! Hope your Monday is great!
these look SO YUMMY I want one right now! I love that you used oats in here to make a healthier 😉
Yum – those cookies look super delicious! I haven’t made oatmeal cookies in FOREVER, so I’ll definitely have to try these out!! Pinned 🙂
Thanks, Christina! I think you would love these!
This post is making me hungry!! I love the combination of oats and chocolate. I bet these cookies are delicious. Look at those big chocolate chunks!! Yummed. 🙂
Thanks, Blair! The chocolate chunks are the best! 🙂
I’ve actually always liked oatmeal cookies, even with raisins. I actually have always LOVED raisins and my 3 year old does too! Lol. They were always a pretty big treat for us. Though I will NEVER turn down a chocolate cookie 🙂
I actually like raisins plain, just not in things! Go figure! 🙂 Thanks for the cookie love, Ashley!
Yum! Love oatmeal cookies. Chocolate goes perfect with them. Great recipe Gayle! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Valya!
I’ve never been a huge oatmeal raisin cookie fan either, but I do like raisins. I’d take a chocolate chunk version over the raisin any day! These look sooo delicious, Gayle!
Thanks, Danielle! Chocolate definitely wins over raisins anytime! 🙂
I definitely prefer chocolate in my oatmeal cookies to raisins. Although I won’t say no to an oatmeal raisin cookie either if there’s no chocolate version available! These cookies look delicious Gayle!
Thanks, Stacey! Chocolate and oatmeal cookies go perfectly together!
When I was little I hated raisins too. Now they have kinda grown on me though. But I have always loved oatmeal cookies. These cook amazing Gayle!! Pinning! Chewy cookies are my favorite!
Thanks for the cookie love and pin, Mariah!
Love these oatmeal cookies, Gayle! I’m always for chocolate chips rather than raisins! 😀
I don’t think there’s a cookie I dislike! Except maybe some of the recipe development fails I’ve had haha. I do like oatmeal raisin, though if I had to pick between raisins and chocolate on a stand alone basis…chocolate wins hands down. These cookies are a winner!
Thanks, Alyssa! Chocolate is definitely better than raisins, especially in these cookies! 🙂
I LOVE a good oatmeal cookie, always have and I’m not even a HUGE cookies person. I just love the texture and nuttiness of them!
Thanks, Nicole! Oatmeal cookies definitely have that one-of-a-kind texture!
Oatmeal cookies are definitely one of my favorites if not my very favorite!! These look so, so awesome Gayle!
Thanks, Chelsea! I love these too, especially with the chocolate chunks!
Oatmeal cookies have always been a favorite – chocolate chips NOT raisins – so these are perfect!!
Thanks, Dorothy! Chocolate always wins! 🙂
God this do look good, if I would have them around I would probably be helpless, as I wont be able to stop from eating them, love how chewy they look with those huge pieces of chocolate.
Thanks, Katalina! These cookies definitely are addicting! 🙂
I haven’t had an oatmeal cookie in so long – this sounds fantastic!
Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Sam!
So I must say, I’ve never really been one for oatmeal cookies, mostly because there was nothing more disappointing to me than taking a huge bite of what looked like a chocolate chip cookie to find out that it was really oatmeal raisin. Looks like you found a good mix though in that you are still appealing to all us chocoholics out there by adding in chocolate pieces! I think this is an oatmeal cookie I could try!
I’m the same way, Shelby! I always used to pick oatmeal raisin cookies when I was younger and “think” they were chocolate chip, until I bit into them! So disappointing! These cookies are definitely delicious though, especially with the chocolate chunks!
Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites, and packing them with chocolate only makes them better in my eyes! These look so chewy and delicious!
Thank you, Marcie!
I love oatmeal cookies, and anything with chocolate chips in it is perfect for me! I love this cookie recipe, it sounds like the best kind of sweet treat – and the fact that it’s one bowl makes it even better! So yummy!
Thanks, Harriet Emily! They’re easy to whip up and SO good!
I can never have too many cookie recipes. These look amazing!
Hello delicious cookies! Oatmeal chocolate chip are my all time favorite :). My grandma has a famous recipe for them, but yours looks like it would even rival hers!!
Ahhh!! Oatmeal cookies are the BEST! Even with raisins! Though I agree– Chocolate is definitely better. 🙂 Chocolate-covered raisins? LOL. I’m glad you came around– these look great!
Haha chocolate covered raisins would be good, Jess! I’ll just stick to chocolate, though! 🙂 Thanks for the cookie love!