Chocolate Oat Cookies

Using oats and some chopped chocolate, this yummy cookie is a firm favourite in the household. The oats provide a chewy, nutty texture while the chopped chocolate just makes us happy:)

We start by using good quality dark chocolate. 

The quality of dark chocolate will ensure the cookies are delicious. I often use either Cadbury dark baking chocolate or a brand called Menier which is a Swiss Dark Chocolate.

We start by creaming the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined. To it add the egg and vanilla extract. Slowly sift in some plain flour and baking soda. Stir in oats and chopped chocolates.

Aaaahhhhhh doesn’t all that chocolate just make you / us happy? We mix it all up using a spatula and are just about ready to start baking. Pix below is blur – must be seeing all that chocolate.

I usually take about 2 tablespoons of the dough and shape them into balls, flatten with my palm and place on a lined baking tray.Doesn’t matter if nice and round. HOWEVER, I do take my circular cookie cutter and swirl around to neaten up the edges and round them up.

Spacing them apart on the baking tray is crucial for the cookies to spread out.

Place in a pre-heated oven and bake.

I bake mine for only 11 mins. Your oven timing may differ. Look out for golden edges but still soft centre.

Like all cookies, allow to cool first, then place in a nice air tight container. This recipe makes about 20 cookies (of this size as shown in pic). Hope you guys give it a go! For more cookie recipes and bakes – head here.

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Chocolate Oat Cookies

Chewy oat cookies with a crunchy bite and a chocolate hit! This recipe makes about 20 medium sized cookies.
5 from 3 votes


  • 113 g butter
  • 140 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 130 g rolled oats
  • 150 g chopped dark chocolate

Sift and mix in a bowl:

  • 120 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 170C.
  • Using a mixer, whisk butter and sugar until well combined. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Whisk again. Add in the flour + baking soda and continue to mix until well combined.
  • Add in oats and chopped chocolatea and stir with a spatula. Your dough is ready.
  • Roll 2 tbsp of dough into a ball and flatten with your palm. Be sure the cookies are spaced well apart on a lined baking tray. If you wish, use a circular cookie cutter and swirl cookie around to neaten edges and round them nicely. Bake for 11-13 mins. I bake mine for 11 mins on the lowest rack.
  • You want the cookies with golden edges but still soft in the centre. It will continue to firm up once it cools. Done.


Top Tips:
  • Be sure butter and egg are at room temperature before baking.
  • Use good quality dark chocolate.
  • Be sure to space cookies apart on baking tray. They need room to 'spread'.
  • Use a round cookie cutter and swirl cookies around to create a nice 'round' look prior to going in oven OR you can do this step as soon as they are out of the oven.
Hope you guys give it a try!
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5 months ago

5 stars
So delicious and easy to make. I’m allergic dairy so used just egg, in place of real egg, and non-dairy butter, instead of real butter. Came out great. Thanks so much for sharing. My kids devoured!

5 months ago

5 stars
Can’t beat this combination! Thank you for the tip about using the cookie cutter to neaten the edges and keep the cookie in shape.

5 months ago

5 stars
What a wonderful recipe! Have already made a batch and my family was thrilled!