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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thick Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies loaded with oats and semi-sweet chocolate chips are absolute perfection. You'll enjoy this soft and chewy classic cookie with crispy edges so much.

And BTW your home will smell absolutely amazing while baking these.

You gotta try these cookies; they are a dream come true. Stir together a batch of these cookies to share with your loved ones today.

A gold colored cookie tin packed full of golden brown cookies loaded with chocolate chips next to a cup of milk.

And let's be real-- we're always in the mood for these cookies.

Bonus idea-- we like to bake a double batch of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and freeze some. They travel well in an airtight container for flying, during long road trips, or overnight at Grandma's.

Cookie Ingredient Notes and Brand Suggestions

Get more info on the ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Helpful Tools

For this family favorite cookie recipe, we made gluten, dairy, and soy free substitutions from a similar recipe posted by the Cocoa & Ash website.

A gold colored cookie tin packed full of golden brown cookies loaded with chocolate chips next to a cup of milk.

frequently asked questions

can I use quick oats

Yes, you can use either gluten free quick rolled oats or old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. The biggest difference between the two is texture. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats will give the cookie a more hearty, chewy texture, so we use these oats.

what gluten free flour should I use

The favorite brand around our home is Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour. In our local grocery stores, it's so expensive to buy this flour individually.

So we found we can save so much money buying it in these awesome 25 pound bulk bags. When kept in a cool, dry place, this flour lasts for months.

But if you're like "whoa that's too much flour", then check out this other bulk deal. You can still save money by buying it in smaller bulk packages here.

is instant vanilla pudding gluten free

We use the 3.4 ounce Kraft vanilla pudding mixes. Many with celiac disease safely enjoy this box mix despite it not being labeled certified gluten free. Here is the company's allergen statement.

If you don't feel comfortable using this as an ingredient or you are quite sensitive to cross contamination, we suggest baking these soft chocolate chip cookies instead or the cookies mentioned below.

can I bake these ahead of time

These are best within 2-3 days of baking. Honestly they never last longer than a day in our home. After the cookies have completely cooled, transfer them to an airtight container on the counter.

can these cookies be frozen

Yes, they can be. Oftentimes we bake a double batch and freeze one for an upcoming trip. These are delicious cookies to enjoy on road trips, when flying, or staying in a hotel.

A gold colored cookie tin packed full of golden brown cookies loaded with chocolate chips next to a cup of milk.

More cookie recipes

  • no bake cookies-- this old-fashioned family recipe is made with ingredients you already have on hand. And they're as good as you imagined-- delicious bits of chocolate and peanut butter covered oats formed into round-shaped cookies everyone loves.
  • soft chocolate chip cookies-- soft, mouthwatering, and full of so much chocolate, these cookies are amazing right off the cookie sheet
  • fudgy brownie cookies-- fudgy cake-like cookies with chewy edges and soft middle make these cookies just like brownies but in a yummy cookie form
  • sprinkle chocolate chip cookies-- colorful sprinkles add festive pizazz to this chocolate chip cookie recipe
  • monster cookies-- loaded with gluten free oats, creamy peanut butter, crunchy chocolate candies and semi-sweet morsels, these cookies are even soy free too
  • heart-shaped peanut butter cookies-- hello gorgeous-shaped peanut butter cookies that are always so soft and delicious they have everyone swooning for another
  • soft gingerbread cookies-- taste so light and sweet with the right amount of spice every time. You’ll be surprised how easy this cookie dough is to roll out, and we use it for our homemade gingerbread house recipe
  • soft sugar cookies-- here's our go-to sugar cookie recipe that works perfectly with any cookie cut-outs
  • pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting-- each cookie is full of sweet pumpkin, spices, and topped with a dreamy cream cheese frosting. You won't believe these are gluten and dairy free.


This basic cookie recipe is really anything but that.

You'll think these are the best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies too. They taste like you just picked them up from the bakery.

Those crispy edges and chewy centers with semi-sweet chocolate and rolled oats are amazing.

You'll find so many more homemade recipes on our website-- have you snooped around yet? Do now and pin next weeks meals.

And did you notice our cooking and baking videos on every recipe post? We want to share with you how enjoyable cooking and baking gluten and dairy free can be.

A gold colored cookie tin packed full of golden brown cookies loaded with chocolate chips next to a cup of milk.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies


  • ¾ c granulated sugar
  • ¾ c brown sugar packed
  • 1 c dairy free butter room temperature, suggestion in post
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • c gluten free all-purpose flour spooned and leveled method, suggestion in post
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your gf all-purpose flour contains this
  • 3 c gluten free old fashioned roll oats gf quick oats works too, suggestion in post
  • 3.4 ounce package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz package dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips suggestions in post


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 cookie baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a standup electric mixer or large bowl with a handheld mixer, beat together the sugars and butter until well blended.
  • Then add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine.
  • Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out large dough balls (about the size of a golf ball) and drop onto cookie baking sheets. These cookies do not spread much so we place a dozen cookies on each cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 11-12 minutes. Remove the cookies when the edges look slightly golden while the middle looks soft. The cookies will finish baking while cooling on the cookie sheets for 10-15 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Once completely cooled transfer cookies to an airtight container.
  • Store cookies 2-3 days on the counter or freeze up to 2 months.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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Recipe Rating


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

This recipe is amazing! I found the best oatmeal chocolate chip recipe out there, and can't believe it's gluten and dairy free. I'm a happy girl :)


Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Thank you for sharing your experience with this recipe, Michele! I'm thrilled you enjoyed this recipe! Jill


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Amazing! I’m so glad I found this recipe. I have tried sooo many recipes for our son who is allergic to dairy and gluten and they just don’t have the wow factor and these do it!! Thank you for sharing!!


Thursday 18th of November 2021

Yay! We are so excited to hear your son enjoys this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Jill


Sunday 29th of August 2021

These cookies are amazing! Soft and chewy. The vanilla instant pudding adds a great vanilla flavor.


Monday 30th of August 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed them too! Jill