Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 11, 2012

This recipe is for one of my all time favorite cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers as my Mom used to call them.   I have adapted her recipe over the years to tweek it and make it just a bit more healthy (not much considering it calls for 2 huge sticks of butter).   I don’ t know where the recipe originated, it is hand-written on an index card covered in crunchy cellophane (always the ones that are so sentimental to me).  She always used Crisco shortening and I have exchanged that for butter.  I have also used some White Whole Wheat Flour and Bread Flour in this recipe to give the cookies a little more “chew”.   My Mom would have used Nestle Chocolate Chips, my Grandmother would have insisted on raisins, but I love bittersweet chocolate.   Ghirardelli makes a large bittersweet chip that is just a little more dear than Nestle and oh so much better tasting.   You can chill the dough before scooping if you have time, if not, they will not suffer one bit!  My mom would sometimes add a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to these too…I have chosen to leave them off the ingredients list.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers


  1. Gorgeous pictures and fantastic recipe. I just love oatmeal chocolate chips and so prefer adding chocolate rather than raisins. Really love the pumpkin pie spice in these.

    Comment by Suzanne — May 11, 2012

  2. Thanks so much Suzanne! I am dying for someone to make one of my recipes and tell me how much they like it 🙂 I hope you get a chance to make these and again, you are so lovely to compliment me…:)

    Comment by Wendy Read — May 11, 2012

  3. You know me, a sucker for a mom’s recipes. Let’s remember both of ours on Sunday. I bet they would get along well, just like their daughters.X0

    Comment by LiztheChef — May 11, 2012

  4. Sunday is always difficult for me as I am sure it is for you. I am sure my Mom would have adored your Mom 🙂

    Comment by Wendy Read — May 12, 2012

  5. Oh my chocolate chips with oatmeal and pumpkin pie spice- delectable! I will be making these soon!

    Comment by Jayne — May 12, 2012

  6. Wonderful recipe and fabulous photos! Can always use a new chocolate chip cookie recipe!

    Comment by Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate — June 10, 2012

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