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Old Fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delectable, crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are high up on my dessert list of favorite cookie recipes to make and enjoy. Trust me, one small bite and you’ll understand why that is the case.

Old fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookies stacked together.

Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

What’s better than freshly baked cookies? In my personal opinion, few things are better than enjoying warm, freshly baked cookies straight out of the oven. So one of the best aspects of this recipe is that the dough once prepared, can stay in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Be sure to store the dough in an air tight container and then simply remove to bake a small batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies daily.

We’ve added semi-sweet chocolate chips to this batch of cookies but you can alternatively add raisins and/or nuts, such as chopped walnuts and pecans for additional flavor. With it’s crunchy texture, these cookies remind us of biscotti and so pair wonderfully with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Jane and Sonja
Delectable and crunchy, these old fashioned oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a hint of coconut are a tasty treat.
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Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.25 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ package of shortening
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chocolate chips semi sweet
  • 1 cup raisins optional
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut pieces of shortening and add to the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • If too dry and crumbly, add 1-4 tbsp for cold water.
  • Once combined, stir in the shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
  • Place in fridge for one hour to chill. Dough can also stay in fridge 2-3 weeks. 
  • Make tbsp size balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets, press down gently in the center.
  • Bake at 360F for 12 minutes.
Keyword chocolate, coconut, cookies, dessert, oats
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