Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 1 min
Yields: 48 cookies (4 dozen)


These delicious favorite Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies are perfect for dessert or a snack. Filled with tasty oats and chocolate!


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, morsels and nuts; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12 to 13 minutes for crispy cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Cookie craving solved ! So yummy

by L. LYS , Arvada, CO on May. 2010

Needed something to whip up fast for a craving and boy did these cookies deliver. So easy to make and called for simple ingredients one always has on hand. Used the 9 -10 min baking time as suggested for chewy texture and it was perfect. It seems exactly 9 mins was just under for the middles and 10 mins was just a bit too brown for the edges so I did 9.5 mins and lowered my oven 5 degrees b/c it runs hot. Some of the edges were still browner than I liked, so just took them out at 9 mins and let the internal heat finish the middles. I probably made them a bit bigger than the suggested 1 T size. The first 4 sheets I did with no nuts added and the cookies spread very wide (compared to the picture) and were a bit thin, but so awesome. Think ice cream topping or just fine as they are off the cooling rack. Warm or cool the cookies stay chewy. For the rest of the batch I added 1/3 cup of nuts and it held the cookie together a little better. This recipe is a keeper !

A Definite Favourite

by J. Jesse , Reading, PA on May. 2010

I have been making these cookies for a while now, and they are always raved about! Family, neighbors, friends, whoever, all love them and ask for the recipe. The last time I baked them I ran out of vanilla extract, though, so I substituted vanilla vodka. They are still delicious!


by S. Sarah , , on Apr. 2010

Will definitely make again. I added pecans and they were great with the chocolate and oats.


by S. Susie , Tacoma, WA on Mar. 2010

My husband said these are his absolute favorite cookie! Even the kids like them. They love the chocolate chips. I love the healthy oats!


by E. Elizabeth , , on Feb. 2010

These cookies are so yummy! They are so easy to make.

Choc-Oat-Chip Cookies

by J. Jen , , Frozen in MI on Jan. 2010

My family fell in love with these!! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and it really brings out the flavor. Now these have taken over the tollhouse cookies I have made for years


by P. Patsy , Reading, PA on Jan. 2010

I made these for the holidays. They're addictive. I added raisins (soaked in hot water so they plumped) and used semi-sweet morsels. They were so delicious and seemingly healthy. Guests ate them all up!


by C. Celia , Powder Springs, GA on Jan. 2010

These cookies were amazing! They're quick, easy, fun, and make plenty of cookies. I noticed that if you refrigerate the dough and then bake, they're much easier to form and taste even better.


by C. CAROLE , , on Jan. 2010

My grandchildren love this recipe and it is now one of my favorites...


by C. Chelsey , , on Dec. 2009

i add white chocolate chips to this recipe, along with the semi-sweet