Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: ~22 cookies, depending on the size

Podcast Recommendation: WashPo’s Presidential Podcast: Ep. 42: Bill Clinton: The Good and the Bad. Stumbled on this gem of a podcast – Lillian Cunningham, the host of the show, realized she didn’t know that much about our prior presidents so she created a podcast where she interviews reporters/historians/biographers/etc. about each past president, starting in episode one with George Washington.


  • 1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) butter (softened if mixing by hand)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl or stand mixer bowl, stir sugars and butter until blended. Add in vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in oats, flour, baking soda and salt, then stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Measuring by 1 or 2 tablespoons, form balls of cookie dough and then slightly flatten and place on parchment paper – about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and eat!

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.


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