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. Marci

    I absolutely love this recipe!! I’m making the cookies again this weekend, but I wanted to know if the dough can be made in advance? Thank you!

  2. Fran Kalichuk

    I just love this recipe. I did not have any coconut today so I used a cup if crushed walnuts. They turned out great. The first time I made them I used coconut and they were very good as well. I added an extra egg this time and that worked also …. only because I wanted the batter to be more moist..

  3. Mary D

    Great cookie recipe!!! I love oatmeal cookies and love coconut. These are crispy and chewy as advertised. I baked these without any chips as I don’t care for chips in my cookies.

  4. These are FANTASTIC!! I have made them many times with great success. I love the addition of coconut, it adds to the chewiness of the cookie. My youngest daughter hates, and I mean HATES, coconut and she could not taste it in these wonderful cookies. Today I made them with dried cranberries, cinnamon and dark brown sugar. I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavours deepen. WOW!! Fantastic recipe. I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Thanks so much, Shelly 🙂

  5. Kels

    I’m 36 weeks pregnant and was CRAVING an oatmeal cookie that was chewy and crunchy and flat. These were amazing! I substituted the white chocolate with raisins and also added cinnamon. My boyfriend who only loves chocolate chip cookies and nothing else actually enjoyed these as well! Thank you!!

  6. I love your sense of humor!!! I love reading your blog!!!! I save all of your recipes. I don’t know why you aren’t big as a house with all your yummy recipes!!!! I just want to thank you for keeping me happy in recipes and keeping me laughing!!!!!

  7. Jessica

    These were not good. Very disappointing. Not sweet enough, too dry from excessive oats and definitely not chewy. I would never make again.

      1. Loretta

        My neighbor has given my family these cookies for 13 yrs and refused to give her recipe to anyone, and here it is. The cookies are exactly this recipe, with chocolate mini chips. They are the very best we’ve ever eaten.

  8. Jane

    WOW! This is my kind of cookie! This reminds me of the oatmeal cookies mom used to make when I was a kid 🙂 I left out the white chocolate chips and instead used the salted caramel chips that I just discovered at the store and holy crap it’s a perfect combination! Not sure if I should thank you or not for this recipe…they seem to be disappearing fast! lol I guess I must make small cookies, I got 4 dz out of this batch

  9. Karen

    Oh my dog, these cookies are super good. I left out the white chocolate this time, but used one and a quarter cup bread flour and a quarter cup all purpose flour. Then I only baked them ten minutes. Chewy on the inside and crispy on the edges, just like the lady said. I’m also going to try without the coconut and add peanut butter.

        1. Shelly

          You really don’t taste the coconut in these cookies, it just adds to the chewy texture. But certainly you can leave it out!

  10. Jessica S

    I love this recipe, thanks so much for sharing! I add caramel bits and a little bit of sea salt to make a salted caramel cookie 🙂

  11. Missy

    These are without doubt, the best oatmeal cookies!! I made half of the cookies, then added raisins to the remaining dough, delicious!!

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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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