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Pan Banging Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Jodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 12 cookies 1x


  • 2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature (I use salted)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi-sweet or milk chocolate, chopped coarsely (I use milk and semisweet)*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line three cookie sheets with aluminum foil, dull side face up.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the oatmeal, flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, mix the butter on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add both sugars and continue beating on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low just until combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined. Add the chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) and mix on low.
  5. Scoop the dough into balls (3 oz, about 1/4 cup) and place four on a cookie sheet, leaving equal space between them.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes, then open your oven and lift one side of the cookie sheet about 4 inches off the rack, gently let it drop down against the oven rack. Let the cookies cook 2 more minutes and repeat the lifting and dropping of the pan. Repeat a couple more times to create ridges around the edge of the cookies. Bake for a total of 15 to 16 minutes or until the cookies have spread and the edges are golden brown and the centers still look light and not fully cooked.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies from pan to another cooling rack to finish cooling.


I always throw in more chopped chocolate or chocolate chips than the recipe calls for. Use whatever amount you like.

  • Category: Cookies