Chewy Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    I finally was able to create the perfectly chewy cookie. These chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the perfect chew in the center and just a slightly crispy edge. These are my favorite cookies, to date!

    The chewiest and slightly crisp honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Recipe on

    The chewiest and slightly crisp honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Recipe on

    Prior to the snow and sleet we got yesterday that kept Jason and I inside the house all day, on Saturday, I went on a decorating spree. Not for our house, though, but for my office at work. Why, you ask? Well, numerous coworkers have made comments to me saying that my office looks so “impersonal” and “stale” and how I should “spice it up a little.” Honestly, I don’t want my office to be all homey. Yeah, I’m in it 9 hours a day, but I don’t want it to feel homey because then I’ll never want to leave – ha, just kidding. But, I guess I just don’t see the point. Work to me is work. It’s a place to work and to not have distractions. I probably see it differently than a lot of other people, cause clearly, my office is apparently the most boring in our division.

    So ever since a few coworkers have brought this up, I’ve gotten all paranoid about it and I don’t want to seem like a boring person, so I went to Home Goods and Target on Saturday and bought a bunch of home decor to bring to the office. Well, not a bunch, but I bought some cute baskets, fake plants, cute post-it notes, pine cone/orb decorator things, and I’m bringing several photo frames from home into the office so I can have pictures of Jason and I and my family. I’m also probably going to canvas three of my most favorite food photos and bring those in too since I’m allowed to hang stuff on my wall. I’m pretty sure I’ll end up liking how it all turns out but I guess motivating myself to do it was the hard part. I just never thought of work as some place I had to decorate to make homey.

    The chewiest and slightly crisp honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Recipe on

    The chewiest and slightly crisp honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Recipe on

    The chewiest and slightly crisp honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Recipe on

    Let’s talk chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I got the inspiration to make these cookies after I had the most amazing honey oatmeal cookie from Chop’t, a salad restaurant we have in the city. It had the perfect softness and chew and I just had to try to recreate it. I was probably craving a good oatmeal cookie for weeks before I finally got into the kitchen to create them. I added my own spin by adding chocolate chips and also made them slightly crisp on the edges. You guys you have to make these. I know they just sound like regular ‘ole oatmeal cookies but they’re not! Regular oatmeal cookies may seem boring but there’s so much dimension to these honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies than the typical ones.

    Chewy Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    These chewy honey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have the perfect chew in the center and just a slightly crispy edge. These are my favorite cookies, to date!
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 30 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 18 cookies
    Calories: 347kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • 1 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 3 cups rolled oats, not quick cooking oats or instant oats
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Set aside.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl using a hand mixer), cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and then the egg yolk. Once incorporated, add the honey and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
    • Gently add half the flour mixture to the bowl, beat until partially incorporated, then add the remaining flour mixture.
    • Add the rolled oats to the bowl and mix until incorporated. At this point, if you're using a hand mixer, it might be too thick for the beaters to beat all of it so you'll have to transfer to hand mixing with a wooden spoon or spatula.
    • Gently fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
    • Using a large cookie scoop (or 4 tbsp. of dough), place cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 18-20 minutes. The cookies will look soft and undone, but remove them between 18-20 minutes. They continue to cook as they cool and you do not want these to be overcooked as they will be too hard and crispy with little to no chew.
    • Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


    If you do not have whole wheat flour, you can use all all-purpose flour, meaning you would use 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
    If you're using a smaller cookie scoop (less than 4 tbsp. of dough), then you'll need to cook these for less amount of time (20 minutes would definitely be way too long); I would check at 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie scoop.
    Nutrition Facts
    Chewy Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
    Calories 347 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Carbohydrates 50g17%
    Fiber 3g12%
    Sugar 33g37%
    Protein 4g8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Tina Muir says:

    YUMMMM! You made those cookies exactly how I love them, and the flavors sound amazing!!!1 Definitely going on the make list1 Thanks for sharing….they will be the perfect post run treat :)

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Julie, your cookies look deliciously chewy and irresistible…just perfect when you’re craving oatmeal cookies chock full o’ goodness! Thank you for sharing. Will definitely be pinning tonight! xo

  • jenny Flake says:

    I’ll take a couple dozen please! They look great!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    You’re welcome to decorate my mouth with these, if you want.

  • Julie, These looks SOOOO good!

  • Erin| The Law Student's Wife says:

    I am the EXACT same way with my office at work. I think I have a wedding pic and a Notre Dame banner, and that’s it. These cookies look killer! Nothing like a good oatmeal cookie, and I love that yours have honey.

  • Laurie {SimplyScratch} says:

    ooooh dear heavens Julie! These look amazing!

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

    I am pretty sure my husband’s office is the most boring of all time. I think I may follow you and get him some things to personalize it a tad. Or maybe I’ll just frame a couple photos haha…

    Your cookies look perfect. I do not use honey enough in my baking. I always tend to grab for maple. I think I will try these!

  • Maria says:

    Adding these to my baking list!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal is my favorite :) I hope you will share your office space pics when its ready :)

  • I love chewy oatmeal cookies! These look fabulous!

  • Amanda says:

    My boss ‘gave me a hard time’ about the lack of decorations in my office for a long time. When I finally started bringing stuff in to put on the book case I inherited from his office, he was so excited.

    These cookies look delicious!

  • Alex says:

    Yum these look perfectly chewy – just how I like my cookies!

  • marla says:

    These cookies capture the season perfectly!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I could a dozen of these delicious cookies! Love the addition of honey:)

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    Awesome breakfast cookie!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    I could definitely go for a couple of these cookies on this chilly December day!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    I’m a always a sucker for good ole homemade oatmeal cookie, Julie. These look amazing! May I suggest you don’t canvas one of these photos because you’re going to want oatmeal cookies ALL the live long day at the office. ;)

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Those are some nice looking oatmeal cookies!

  • naomi says:

    Love the cookie-I’m always up for a chewy cookie! BTW- Instagram your office once decorated – you have to now. :)

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I still think it’s weird they event cared what your office looked like lol But okay these cookies… they need to be in my belly asap

  • Kathryn says:

    I love a good oatmeal cookie especially when they have chocolate in there too! I’m also so jealous that you have an office to decorate – we all have to hot desk where I work and we can’t put anything personal up at all!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Love chewy oatmeal cookies – love the added honey! Hope you’re enjoying your newly decorated office lol!

  • DessertForTwo says:

    haha, my coworkers used to say that too! And when I quit to pursue my dream job, it was no wonder that I wasn’t happy there. You should definitely put up food photos :)

    Love these chewy cookies!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    Julie, where were you yesterday?! I had no oatmeal cookies at my cookie swap. Guess I’ll have to make a batch. ;)

  • Tieghan says:

    I cannot believe people even commented! I say do what you want. it is YOUR office! :)

    Love these cookies, Oatmeal and honey are such a great combo!

  • Audra | The Baker Chick says:

    These look just wonderful- I’d happily take a couple dozen off your hands!!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These cookies look fab – I love the honey and oatmeal, and I can never turn down a chewy cookie!

  • Jess says:

    My office could definitely use a little TLC as well – good for you to just go ahead and do it. As much as you don’t want to spend any extra time there, I think we all deserve a nice place to spend the day. These cookies look absolutely fantastic – I love the addition of honey!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Oh, these are getting pinned immediately and made very soon thereafter — I can’t resist a fantastic oatmeal cookie!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    These look like my kinda cookie ;) I love extra chewy oatmeal cookies and I know these would fit the bill just perfectly. Love that they’re sweetened with honey, too! So perfect with the studs of chocolate chips!

    Dammit, now I’m drooling again.

  • Nicole says:

    I can not wait to give these a try TONIGHT!!! And I’m with you…I always tell people that “work is work, and people are people!” So when it comes to work (and the people there) I’ve never let myself get too “involved” and looking at it that way keeps me from getting frustrated at work (about the job or the people)! Others think it’s odd but it works for me and allows me to truly enjoy my job!

    • Julie says:

      Good philosophy about work! That’s how I see it too :) I hope you enjoy these cookies!

  • Laura says:

    Quick question – did you mean 1 1/2 cups flour or 1/2 cup?

    It’s 1/2 cup in the recipe but 1 1/2 in the notes section.

    Thank you!

    • Julie says:

      Hi Laura, there is a combination of flours noted in the recipe. 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, totaling 1 1/2 cups flour. In the notes section, I mentioned if you do not have whole wheat flour on hand, you can use all-purpose flour for the whole wheat flour, so that would make it so you use 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour. Does that make sense?

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These have got my name all over them! They sound so delicious :)

  • katia says:

    I just made them and they tasted so good. Only one problem…I wonder why they turned out so flat :( I tried different sizes and different pans…please help! :(

    • Julie says:

      Hi Katia! Glad you enjoyed them. Sorry they turned out flat for you. The only thing I can think of is are you baking at higher elevation or are your leaveners (baking soda/baking powder) fresh? Sometimes those might be why cookies/baked goods turn out flat.

  • Michele says:

    My son can eat only gluten free. Thse look delicious. Can I use almond flour instead

    • Julie says:

      Hi Michele, I don’t have much experience in baking gluten free but I’m pretty sure almond flour won’t work in these cookies. You should try gluten free all-purpose flour instead.

  • sara says:

    Y cant i usecooking oats ….plssss tell me.. i wanna make these asap nd i only have cooking oats..wat difference does it make

    • Julie says:

      Hi Sara, it’s cause they’re different as far as texture and size. I only tested and made these with rolled oats and since the quick oats are smaller, I don’t know how they’d react with the other ingredients and the ratio of the other ingredients. Hope that makes sense. You can definitely try though!

  • Laura Lee says:

    Can you replace the flour with coconut flour? If yes is there a difference of measurment?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t work with coconut flour so I can’t tell you anything about it. Sorry!!

  • Anna says:

    Just made these, and as anotger commenter mentioned, they came out flat. My baking powder is fresh and as i was mixing everything it crossed my mind that 1/2 tspn of baking powder for a recipe of this volume is way too little. If you want to avoid flat cookies i’d definitely double that to 1 tspn. Besides that, the taste was delicious. they don’t even need the chocolate chips, but i added them anyway :)

  • Deepa says:

    Hi Julie,

    Would you be able to tell any substitute for eggs in this recipe?

    • Julie says:

      Hi Deepa, unfortunately you have to use egg in this recipe. I don’t know of any other substitution. Sorry!

  • Erin says:

    If I were to add either raisins or dried cranberries to this recipe, how much would you recommend, and would you reduce the amount of chocolate chips?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Yes, I’d probably do half and half. 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup dried fruit.

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