Choc-Oat Chip Cookies

Brought to the Serious Eats Cookie Swap 2009 by Serious Eats intern alum Gordon Mark.

Adapted from the back of a Quaker Oats package.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)


  1. 1.

    Heat oven to 375°F. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; heat well.

  2. 2.

    Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.

  3. 3.

    Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.

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