Chocolate oatmeal cookies recipe

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These delicious and moreish chocolate oat cookies are so simple to make, you'll want to rustle up a batch time and time again

  • healthy
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time18 mins
Total Time48 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories160 Kcal8%
Fat8 g11%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%

Chewy, crumbly, golden oaty cookies that are easy to prepare and quick to bake.

This chocolate oatmeal cookies recipe is a brilliant easy bake for beginners. You don't need any skills to put it together and there's very little that can go wrong. You get a batch of about 20 soft and chewy oat-flecked cookies. Unlike our classic oat cookies, which are dotted with raisins, these feature chunks of rich milk chocolate. However, if you prefer dark or white chocolate, it's an easy swap to make and will not affect the recipe. You can even make them into double chocolate cookies if you prefer, by adding a tablespoon of cocoa to the mix in step 2.


  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g light brown soft sugar
  • 125g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 150g milk chocolate chips




  1. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, oats and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.
  3. Put the butter and syrup in a pan and warm through until melted. Pour into the dry mixture, mix well, and then add the chunks of chocolate.
  4. Divide the mixture into 20 (about 30g each portion). Roll them roughly into balls. Put them, spaced evenly apart, on the baking sheets and squash them down a little.
  5. Bake for 15-18 mins. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Top tip for making chocolate oatmeal cookies

For a more chocolatey biscuit, you can half dip the cookies instead of adding chocolate chips. Arrange a wire tray with a piece of baking paper underneath it (to catch any drips). Melt the chocolate in a microwave and half dip the cookies to cover one side.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.