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Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Linda Hirst
Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 15 mins
Yield Makes 18 large cookies
For a classic cookie that can't be beat (and that's ready in 30 minutes!), Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies are tops.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) bag dark or semisweet chocolate chunks or morsels

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring well. Stir in oats. Stir oat mixture into butter mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate.

  4. Drop batter by 1/4-cup measurements onto baking sheets. (Space cookies about 4 inches apart.) Flatten slightly.

  5. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are browned and centers are set. Let cool on baking sheets 3 minutes or until firm. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.