Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you even been to the Great Harvest Bread Co.?  When I was a little girl, my mom and I used to stop there for a special treat – to get a loaf of their honey wheat bread, and a giant oatmeal cookie. 

This recipe reminds me of that cookie – especially hot right out of the oven. 

I add chocolate chips to my cookie because, who doesn’t love chocolate chips?  But, you can easily leave the chips out, or add raisins instead. 

Give these cookies a try if you are looking for a good recipe – and be sure to freeze dough balls of these, since I think they are best when they are right out of the oven. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Adapted from Colette John


  • 1 C butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 C oatmeal
  • 1 C chocolate chips

Note - If you double the recipe, use 1 1/2 C butter!


Cream together the softened butter and sugars. 

Add the eggs and vanilla. 

Next, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones & mix until well combined. 

Stir in the oatmeal – either by hand, or with the mixer. 

Then, add the chocolate chips.  I find these easier to stir in by hand. 

Refrigerate dough for 1 hour, covered.

Then, scoop onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, or baking mat. 

Bake 8-10 minutes at 350, until cookies look slightly browned on the outside edges.  Allow cookies to sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and the transfer to a cooling rack. 

Store in an airtight container. 

Makes about 4 dozen with small cookie scoop. 


  1. I love oatmeal cookies! These look especially good. :)

  2. Those cookies from Great Harvest Bread were the BEST!!! Like you it was a special treat for my mom & myself :) Great memories! I'm going to have to make up a batch of these soon!

  3. These are my favorite cookies!! Thanks for sharing.


  4. yes!! those look outrageous! thanks for sharing!

  5. These sounds delicious and extremely similar to cookies I ate in childhood. I have a question that may seem silly to you; but, I'm not a baker by any means. What kind of Oatmeal did you use? The quick cooking kind? or some other type? Thank you for being patient with me. :-)

  6. Great Harvest are my FAVORITE store bought cookies! I would love to be able to make them (or something pretty darn close to them) since buying them often gets too expensive. Thanks for the recipe!!! :)

  7. So glad you have fond memories of Great Harvest! Thanks for sharing. And the cookies look great too!
    Debbie @ Great Harvest

  8. These sound so good! Making up a double batch tonight so I can share some tomorrow :0)


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