One-Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 This weekend I did nothing. Nothing except go to my first women’s basketball (and Harry Potter themed?!!!) game, drop in with a friend to a grad housing social filled with free veggie rice bowls + orange soda, swim at a club meet, have an epic girls’ night sleepover watching Dirty Dancing (first time!!) + Grease10 Things I Hate About You, annnnd eat dim sum. Also known as dim yum. Also known as say whattttt.

I might have graded a few papers here and there, and done a lesson plan along the way. I dunno, it’s pretty hard to keep track when you’re having this much fun working this hard as a professional baker + blogger grad student.

Dang! Priorities.

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So you’ll need to excuse me if I seem a bit short on time today. Fortunately, 15 minutes were all it took to pull these cookies together from bowl to baked–and since they’re a version of my super popular go-to Idiot-Proof Chocolate Chip Oat Bars recipe, I basically had zilch work lined up for this post. Laziness and extreme fun-having sure have funny ways of turning me into a surprisingly productive person sometimes.One-Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 10--012615

If you’re hesitating over whether you should try these cookies or not–don’t. Just do it. Seriously, read these comments and you’ll see what I mean about this recipe being universally loved and insanely easy–it really is a dump-fest (as in you dump everything in one big bowl and stir it together) and the results are perfectly crumbly, chewy, and crispy, all at once. And I daresay they were the ONE thing that made this epic weekend of adventures even better than they already were.

Oh! And speaking of epic adventures, stay tuned for my next post, in which I tell you something juicy….

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What are you waiting for? Make these!


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A staple cookie recipe that you'll use again and again! These crumbly, chewy, and slightly crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the ONLY ones you'll want, and here's a secret: they only take 15 minutes from start to finish! Adapted from [Half-Baked Harvest|] and nearly identical to my other [Chocolate Chip Oat Bars recipe|]


  • 2 1/2 cups oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking (I used the latter and they worked fine)
  • 2 cups flour (the original calls for 1 cup APF and 1 cup wheat flour; I used 2 cups APF)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canola oil OR coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, throw in ALL ingredients except the chocolate chips. Seriously. Just do it and mix away until a dough pulls together.
  3. Mix in your chocolate chips.
  4. Using your hands, clump together a large spoonful of dough, squeezing and compacting the very crumbly dough (seriously, it'll be crumbly) together as necessary. Place each dough ball carefully onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until your cookies have set and turned a light golden shade. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on stovetop (your cookies will continue to "cook" at this step, so make sure you let them cool completely!).


14 Replies to “One-Bowl Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Ala, you read my mind! I was craving for oatmeal cookies over the weekend and saw a bag for $1.00 (too lazy to bake) so I bought some and they tasted so bad. This one-bowl recipe saves my life and 15 mins? I better be quick and bake these now for breakfast. Also, I’m keeping my eyes and ears open. What’s so juicy about it? *curious mode*

    1. haha ohhh, Linda, I was totally thinking of you when I published today’s (new) post–I was like, she’s going to be so disappointed that I didn’t come up with anything juicy! 🙁 it’s been crazy busy here too, though. I hope you get a chance to try these cookies though, they’re seriously so quick and I might make them again soon too 🙂

  2. i love the sounds of your weekend — yay for weekends of endless frolicking with wonderful friends!

    also, i think i need these idiot-proof cookies in my life — somehow i am an idiot when it comes to most cookies, though i can happily take on a complicated gluten-free recipe with three different kinds of flour.

    1. IMO, having occasional failures when making cookies is totally preferable to being an idiot in all other aspects of life, SO 😉 you know. I’m definitely in that latter category, but cookies do help! And goodness knows I could use your help with GF recipes, I am trying them (see my new post!!) and I am DYING, girl. DYING!

  3. Oh my gosh! I’ve been waiting for these cookies to be up! Can’t wait to make them myself whenever I have a craving for them!

    1. awww that’s the sweetest–thanks, Andrea! Hope you can recreate them for yourself now, too! <3

  4. Yeah, burning the candle at both ends makes me productive too. And tired. 😉 Good cookies — thanks.

    1. So, so tired–but you really do create great things out of the tiredness! Have a fun and productive weekend, John!

  5. Sounds like a MAJORLY rockstar weekend. Dim sum FTW! And cookies FTW! Totally love how easy these are to throw together.

    1. Omg, are you a dim sum lover too? Instant besties, I’d take you any day if you were around!!!

  6. I have been craving a delicious chocolate chip cookie for a while, definitely going to try your recipe soon 😀
    Currently trying to eat my screen really 😛

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. You would love love love these, Uru–seriously, they’re insanely easy. I need to catch up with you more and soon, haha. Cheers!!

  7. Your weekend sounded perfect! Love lazy fun weekends like that! Man, totally craving diim sum now too! Love these cookies, oatmeal is my favorite and only one bowl in only 15 minutes? Yes please 🙂

    1. I know! Now I make these cookies wayyyy too often. 15 minutes is like, 96 batches in a day, right? 😀 have a great week, Kelly!

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