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Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These jumbo Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are filled with nuts, chocolate chips and toffee bits transforming them into the ultimate oatmeal cookie.

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Easy Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

When oatmeal, chocolate chips and cookies collide the outcome could only be sheer bliss. Making fresh cookies is one of the many joys of  being a baking Mom and a lifetime of memories with my family. How to make these Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: (Scroll down for full printable recipe.)

  • Cream Butter and Sugar – Using an electric stand mixer or hand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla.
  • Eggs – Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • Dry Ingredients – In a separate bowl, use a whisk to sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture beating just until fully combined. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Use a large spatula to mix-in the oatmeal, chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans by hand. Mix until evenly distributed. The batter will be stiff.
  • Divide Cookie Dough – For jumbo cookies, use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to divide the cookie dough. Leave 2-3 inches between each to allow for spreading. Using floured fingers flatten the centers.
  • Bake – Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden and the edges are crispy. Cool for 15 minutes on the pan then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Adjust the time if the cookies are smaller.
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How to Make the Best Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These loaded oatmeal cookies, are an all-time family favorite chocked full of chocolate chips, toasted pecans and buttery toffee bits. They bake crispy around the edges and chewy on the inside, it’s the perfect combination any time you need a sweetfix. Don’t forget the cold milk.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: All purpose flour, quick cooking oats, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, large eggs, vanilla extract, milk chocolate chips, toffee bits and chopped pecans.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: A large bowl, medium bowl, measuring cups and spoons, stand mixer or a hand mixer, baking sheets, cookie scoop, spatula and cooling rack.
  • I make these jumbo size using a standard four ounce ice cream scoop. You can certainly make them smaller using a 1 1/2 ounce cookie or ice cream scoop. When changing the size, make sure you adjust the baking time, too.
  • If you only have rolled oats on hand, you’ll need to pulse them a few times in a food processor to chop them just a bit finer. Be careful and don’t over process, we still want them to be noticeably oats in texture.
  • You could swap out milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips or semi sweet chocolate chips in the same amount.
  • You can omit the pecans or replace them with walnuts, if that suits your personal taste with no other adjustments needed.
  • The toffee bits used in this recipe are sometimes called bits-o-brickle. They aren’t chocolate coated like Heath bits however you could use those, if you like. For the full toffee flavor use toffee bits.
  • When scooping chilled cookie dough, it’s helpful to let it sit for just a few minutes on the counter. Please watch, you don’t want it to warm to room temperature completely but just soften enough to be able to scoop the dough more easily.
  • Store baked Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Store unbaked cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

More Easy Cookie Recipes to Make

As mentioned previously, there’s no wrong time of year to whip up a batch of cookies for dessert. Now, that my kiddos are teenagers, a pan of cookies still brings them out of the woodwork. Other yummy cookies to try:

baked Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Cooling Time1 hour
Total Time38 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: chocolate-chip-cookies, loaded-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies, oatmeal-cookies
Servings: 24 Jumbo Cookies (48 Medium-Large Cookies)
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter softened [2 sticks]
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup English toffee bits
  • 1 cup pecan pieces toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In the large bowl use an electric mixer to cream together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate medium bowl, use a whisk to sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture beating just until fully combined. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Use a large spatula to mix-in the oatmeal, chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans by hand. Mix until fully combined, the batter will be stiff. (Remember, the toffee bits will melt while baking, don't be tempted to add liquid.)
  • For jumbo cookies, use a 4 oz ice cream scoop to divide the cookie dough. Leave 2-3 inches between each to allow for spreading. Using floured fingers flatten the centers.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden and the edges are crispy. Cool for 15 minutes on the pan then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Yield: 24 jumbo cookies or 48 medium-large cookies [using a 2 oz ice cream scoop]

Notes

To toast the pecans, lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast for 6-8 minutes in a 350°F oven. Cool completely before adding to the cookie dough

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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97 Comments

  1. Perfect, thanks! I’ll let you know how they turn out. Mom & I live in a small town and we like to bake treats for our local PD!

  2. Could I add raisins to this recipe? If so, how much would you suggest? These sound wonderful as is, and I may make both ways!

      1. 5 stars
        So… I did not add the raisins to my first batch. I used semi-sweet chips, the toffee bits with the chocolate on them (it’s all we had), and walnuts because we didn’t have any pecans. I got 8 of the larger size, and a dozen that were a bit smaller. We loved them! I will definitely be making these again!

  3. are these cookies suppose to be soft or crunchy. The first batch I made with regular sugar and they were crunchy. The 2nd batch I made with Truvia Blend sugar and they were soft. Was it the sugar that made the difference? You use 1/2 cup Truvia Blend instead of 1 cup sugar. They taste the same except one was crunchy and one was soft.

    1. When you change a crucial ingredient the outcome will be effected. I note in adapting you also changed the volume of the sweetener. So, yes, that’s the difference.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazingly delicious. You can’t eat one. So addicting. They were gone so fast. So many friends asked for the recipe as well.

  5. 4 stars
    Just a quick shout out…

    I’ve posted here before. These are such GREAT cookies! I use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop out the dough. And the recipe makes such BIG cookies!! About a dozen! I can only fit two on a cookie sheet. But they are so good!! And so fun to give away. I wrap then individually with a cute “homemade” or “made with love” sticker on them.

    I teach music at an elementary school. I’ve not seen many of my coworkers in person since March 6th. The other day, we did a drive by parade for our secretaries on Administrative Assistant Professionals Day. When we lined up for the parade to go drive by their houses to celebrate them, I made a cookie for each coworker who was driving a car in the parade. It was so fun to hand those out! I’ve made these during the school year and handed out to fellow teacher friends. So it was a good time to be reminded of “the old days” (of not so long ago!) and hand out a familiar cookie that I’ve shared with them before. The BIG version of this cookie (the 1/2 cup dough) is so fun!!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! It really is one of my go-to’s. ♥️

  6. Can you use regular old fashioned oats instead of quick cooking oats? It’s all I have in my pantry and this recipe looks delicious!!

    1. You can adapt using old fashioned oats, sure. To achieve a similar texture, pulse them a couple of times in a food processor. Don’t grind just a couple of pulses. Measure first.

  7. 5 stars
    Yummy!! Made these today for my husband as a valentines treat. Made one change and one addition. Split the chocolate chip amt in half and did half butterscotch chips (had an open bag to use). I added 1 cup of shredded coconut to the mix also. These are delicious!!

  8. 5 stars
    These are the best cookies EVER! My 86 year old dad who passes out compliments very sparingly, told me how much he liked this cookie!

    The big cookies made with the 4 oz ice cream scoop…are so fun! So huge! Love it!

    Might you have any other recipes that makes cookies this big? Love it! Great bake sale items as well!! Thanks for posting this!!

    1. Hi Mona, I’m so happy your family enjoyed these. We’re cookie lovers so, yes I have many cookie recipes in my recipe index. Browse here when you have time.

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