Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

These Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect combination – crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. I always thought a thick cookie was the way to go, but I’m now officially a lover of the crispy-chewy!

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Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies are such an old fashioned, but totally on-brand cookie! While I have lot of versions of oatmeal cookies here on my website, these are one of those most popular! If you are craving a softer, thicker cookie, try out my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, or my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, but if you want a chewy oatmeal cookie, stay with me, because these are the BEST!

LOVE these Crispy Chewy Oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips!

The thing about these cookies is while they are on the thin side, the edges are crispy and caramelly…but the inside is chewy and buttery. And while they might not look like much, I can tell you they are sneaky…deliciously sneaky!

How to make crispy chewy oatmeal cookies

How To Make The Best Oatmeal Cookies

  • I used old fashioned oats in these. You could use quick oats too, but I prefer the texture of a whole oat, it adds to the chewiness!
  • Yes, there is coconut in these cookies, but really the flavor is super subtle you won’t really know it’s there. It just adds to the chewy texture. SO I dare you to try it even if you’re not a coconut fan!
  • I really like making these cookies large size! So I recommend pulling out your large cookie scoop for these.
  • I also added mini white chocolate chips, which I have used again and again lately. But you can use regular white chips..or leave them out. Up to you!

These Crispy Chewy Oatmeal cookies are the best

Of course, vary the baking time based on the size of your cookie, but allow the edges to get nice and golden brown!

Crispy-Chewy Oatmeal Cookies...the perfect balance of crunch, with caramelly edges and a soft chewy center!

You guys NEED to try these! They’re sturdy enough to pack up in lunch boxes or have as an after dinner treat.

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Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 large cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

These Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect combination – crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. I always thought a thick cookie was the way to go, but I’m now officially a lover of the crispy-chewy!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips (I used mini)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.
  4. Add salt, baking soda and flour and mix until incorporated. Then add in coconut.
  5. Finally mix in oats and white chocolate until evenly combined.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon drop dough onto lined pan.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges are golden brown and centers have set.
  8. Allow to cool on wire rack.

Notes:

store airtight for up to 3 days

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82 Responses
  1. Sheila P

    Oh my Lordy people you HAVE to make these cookies! The aroma in the kitchen while they’re cooking is incredible, and the temptation to eat them right off the pan when they come out of the oven is so hard to resist. They truly are the perfect blend of crispy edges and chewy inside. Thank you, Thank you for a wonderful cookie! Signed, a very grateful tummy ?

  2. Diane

    These are AMAZING!!! I used semi sweet chips instead of white and YUMMMM!! Ever made a peanut butter version? These have just the perfect chewy and crispy ratio!!! <3

  3. Tamara Jenene

    Wow – Delicious. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, only because I don’t like white chocolate, and I must say – These are TO DIE for! Crispy AND chewy. Perfect! Thank you!

  4. Somer

    I love this recipe and have made it often. I need cookies for next weekend and want to get as much done ahead of time as I can. I’ve never fooled with freezing cookie dough before. I was thinking about making the dough, scooping it into cookie-sized balls and freezing it. Then I thought I’d thaw it the night before and pop them into the oven. Do you think that would work?

  5. Wendy

    Firstly, these are really delicious! I’m not a oatmeal cookie fan but was game to try for a “healthier” cookie for my 3 yr old.
    I just have a question because mine did not come out thin like yours. It stil mounded like a cakey cookie although it was chewy and crispy. Wondering what I did wrong? Was my butter too cold? Did I over beat the batter?
    Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      A lot of time the amount that the cookie spreads is based on the type of cookie sheet…or your flour. If you scooped your flour when measuring it might have packed it, which will inevitably be more flour than necessary, which could have been the problem!

  6. nanzo

    Shelly….these are yummy-ville! Instead of the white chocolate chips I added 1 1/2 cups of pecans & 1 cup of organic dried cranberries. Baking time in the Pacific Northwest = 18 minutes. These are the bomb!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mariya

    Hello, love these cookies! I also added walnuts to them once and loved it! I have a question can I use steel cut oats and if I do use them do I have to do anything different? Thank you!

  8. Shelley

    Amazing cookies!! Exactly how you described; crispy edges, chewy in the middle. Lovely recipe….keeper indeed????. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Jmac

    I made the oatmeal crispy cookies for family and and I should of made two batches. This is a Keeper! And I share with my sister, she don’t bake that much so I told her to add the chips when she add the coconut, because it don’t say in instructions. Thanks for a Keeper!?????(5star)

  10. MJ

    Hi, this looks amazing, and has all my favorite ingredients 🙂 I have one question though, I prefer it not too sweet, would the texture of the cookie change if I half the amount of sugar?

  11. Randi

    These cookies were AMAZING! I substituted raisins for the white chocolate chips. The recipe was super easy and made a lot more than 2 dozen cookies.

  12. Haha he definitely grows on you. It ends up being this weird thing where you simultaneously hate him yet also want to sleep with him. Strange.

    Love these cookies! Having them be both crispy and chewy is like the best of all worlds.

  13. haha, I`m glad you`re warming up to think and crispy cookies. They`re actually my favorite type of cookies. I knew I would love these, just by the name!! Saving!

  14. Deenie

    Making these now…..first batch=YUMMY!! I don’t really like white chocolate (but hubby does)…it doesn’t overpower….which i like!! Takes a little longer in my oven….but this is a keeper!! THANK YOU!!

  15. Jill

    Oh Shelly, you just made my day…. Damn you Don…. LOL . I love your blog and don’t worry… Mad Men will grow on you , despite the risk of black lung!

  16. Lynae

    Not sure which rock I’ve been living under, but I didn’t know that mini-white chips existed!!! Maybe it’s a Northern MN small town issue. I’ll have to look for them!

    As always, thanks for a great new recipe to try!

  17. I can totally relate. It drives me nuts when my husband tells me a “better” way to make something and he ends up being right. Fortunately it doesn’t happen often. 😉 Those cookies really do look super yummy!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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