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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. 5 stars
    Been wanting to make these for the longest time, but no bits of brickle. Would butterscotch chips work? Want to keep toffee flavor of some kind. Love your website, have used a number of your recipes with great success. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow! These are delicious!!! I put in 2 cups of oats and 1/2 cup of coconuts but everything else stayed per the recipe. DE-LI-CIOUS!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Got amazing reviews from my coworkers on these. I had to use what I had around so i used semisweet chips, no toffee bits and less pecans and they were still amazing. I will make them by the recipe next time.

  4. 5 stars
    These are by far the absolute best cookies that I’ve ever made. They are always a hit with friends and family and I’m always asked for the recipe. Thanks for sharing this incredible recipe!

    1. You can freeze the cooking dough in rounds, yes. You likely will need to let them bake longer, check them per the end of baking time in the recipe and add from there.

  5. These are my go to cookies. Since I can’t use nuts I substitute craisins instead and substitute brown sugar for the white. They turn out beautifully.

      1. I only have rolled oats and instant oats. How do I accommodate for that? Or are quick cooking oats the same as instant?

      2. Quick oats are not instant oats and I don’t recommend using instant oats for these cookies. You can use rolled oats, if preferred.

  6. 5 stars
    I have been on a quest to find the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, and this is it. Great right out of the oven and still great a couple days later. No too sweet, just right! Love this recipe!!!

      1. If you choose to, they need to be pulsed a couple of times in a food processor to give them a smaller texture. Quick cooking works best.

  7. 5 stars
    This cookie recipe was absolutely delicious!! My family loved it. I made the cookies smaller and got about 5 dozen. I’ll definitely be making these again!

  8. 5 stars
    Just made these for my friends and they all loved this recipe. A little different from oatmeal cookies and choc chip cookies.

    Very simple and easy to make.

      1. 5 stars
        Have been looking for a recipe to make for my boys since I can’t get the recipe from my ex that she used to make before she became gluten free! This is as good if not better because of the toffee chips! Thank you.

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