Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If you’re looking for large thin crisp caramel brown sugar flavored chocolate chip cookies- look no further -you found them right here!  I had to make these cookies twice in two days just to make sure they were as good as I thought they were after I baked the first batch.  They were.  I love the look of these eggless oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies and the spread you get from the flattened balls of cookie dough in the oven.  There is just nothing like a crisp ultra thin chocolate chip cookie.  I’m thrilled that I found this recipe in my copy of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy melt in your mouth cookies by Alice Medrich.

There is something so rewarding about having a full cookie jar, especially with chocolate chip cookies.  Growing up if we didn’t have cookies in the cookie jar, we baked and put cookies in the jar.  For the most part I share or giveaway the cookies I bake so I find using a tupperware type container to be the best kind of storage for my cookies.  Although, I have to admit to missing a traditional cookie jar in my kitchen -there’s nothing like reaching in a cookie jar to grab out a few cookies.  Is the cookie jar filled to the top?  Or does your hand go deep into the container to come away with the last cookie or maybe just a few crumbs?  Not that cookie crumbs are bad but when you’re hankering for a cookie(s) a few crumbs may not hit the spot.  Might be time to bake up a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies.

I’m going to have to do some further exploration in my  Alice Medrich Cookie cookbook where there are recipes to explore for several cookie textures.  The gooey  warm rocky road brownies sound pretty good and once I work through my current obsession with cookies in the crisp section I may be convinced to explore gooey, chewy, crunchy, melt in your mouth and don’t forget flaky, another one of my personal favorites.  All in good time, this hefty cookbook filled with Alice Medrich’s cookie inventions is not going anywhere soon.

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 15 large thin cookies

Adapted from Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy melt in your mouth cookies by Alice Medrich.


  • 1&1/3 cups (6 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1&1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) packed dark sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (2 ounces) light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 generous cup bittersweet chocolate chunks or large chips (7 ounces)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Bake the cookies for 14 minutes.
  3. Stir together the flour and baking soda in a small bowl, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, oats, sugars, corn syrup, milk and salt.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the chocolate pieces.
  7. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces.
  9. Line 3 baking sheets with aluminum foil, dull side up.
  10. Place 5 dough balls on each sheet, one in the center and one in each corner.
  11. Flatten the dough balls until they are about 3 inches around -remember they will spread.
  12. Bake 2 sheets at a time, rotating half way through until they are dark golden brown and very thin.
  13. Cool the cookies for a few minutes before sliding the foil off the baking sheets to continue cooling.
  14. Bake the third sheet, you can slide the third foil sheet with the flattened dough balls onto the warm cookie sheet as long as you pop it right into the hot oven.
  15. Cool the cookies on metal racks.
  16. Store in an airtight container for several days.


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  1. These look so amazing! I am definitely going to have to try this recipe soon!

  2. Cookie jars should definitely make a come-back! I know I’d sleep better at night – knowing there’s a well-stocked supply of cookies, in case of an emergency (or a late-night Twin Peaks marathon!).

    These cookies look wonderful! Time to make a store-run for some oatmeal!! :D

  3. A couple of months ago I gave away my cookie jar filled with cookies just to make sure I don’t eat them all in one sitting. I have the feeling I’d do the same with these ones. I love oatmeal cookies and adding chocolate chips to them sounds so very very good!

  4. Patty – my mouth is officially watering! I have that same book and you have inspired me to pick it out of the cookbook bookcase and thumb through it. These look DIVINE! Hope your Easter was great with your family and especially the “littles”. :-)

  5. These cookies look great Patty, I love the sound of it…crispy! I would love to have a couple of them now…
    Hope you are having a fantastic week :)

  6. These cookies would be so perfect right now. I’d go out and buy an old-fashioned cookie jar if I could fill it with these. :) They’re beautiful, Patty.

  7. C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me! NOM NOM NOM! I couldn’t help myself…the cookie with a bite out of it looks like a C! HA HA!

  8. I wish I had a dozen of these in my cookie jar! They look incredible, Patty!

  9. Chewy and crisp..these oatmeal cookies sound exactly like what I have been craving….yum!

  10. These cookies look amazing. Of course, you can’t go wrong with Alice Medrich! I’m reminded that it’s been a long time since I’ve made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and I’ll have to change that.

  11. At our house, we put our cookies in a Ziploc even though we had a Snoopy cookie jar stored away in a cabinet. :(

    The cookies look great! I love oatmeal cookies. And chocolate just makes them better!

  12. I love thinner cookies and the chewy texture of oatmeal chocolate chip just can’t be beat. Your cookies would be a welcome treat with a glass of cold milk any day!

  13. Patty, these are seriously making me want to go to my kitchen and bake them right now! They look so delicious, and crunchy, just like you said. Do you have any left for my cookie jar? Great photos!!!

  14. I do like the big thin crunchy type of cookies and these look like they will not disappoint only disappear :) Eggless too, that is great for when I have a hankering and I out of eggs!

  15. I love to bake cookies for my grandson. I’ll be he (and we) would love these :)

  16. I am bookmarking this! I have been thinking about oatmeal CCC for the longest time – and you have just inspired me! These will be my weekend treat! Deeeee-leeeee-cious!

  17. These are beautiful!

  18. Patty, Love, thin crispy cookies…these look wonderfully delicious!!

  19. Nothing better than a good chocolate chip cookie…except an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! Thin and crispy, will be trying these soon!

  20. Oh, man, do these look amazing! I have been craving oatmeal cookies all week and your photos just sealed the deal…I’m making some over the weekend!!!

  21. Those look fantastic! I’ve heard so many good things about Medrich’s cookie book, but I’m trying to resist adding more to my cookbook collection (at least for a while).

  22. Hubby would love these thin and crispy cookies. (I’m partial to thick and chewy.) I don’t keep a cookie jar full, because I don’t have one that will seal enough to keep the cookies fresh. I usually keep them in a tupper, IF there are any to keep! I have a feeling that these wouldn’t last very long here. :)

  23. These sound amazing – caramel brown sugar chocolate flavour sounds unbeatable to me. Can’t wait til the next cookie instalment.

  24. Thin, crispy, and beautiful – my kinda cookie!!!! With bittersweet chocolate… Wooooot!!

  25. I usually prefer chewier cookies but I don’t think I can say no to these! They look soooo good!

  26. These crispy cookies look so good Patty (and usually I like mine thick and chewy!) I’ll have to give them a try. I love oatmeal…and we can all use more chocolate in our lives, right? Thank you for sharing!

  27. Such a perfect cookie! I love ‘em crispy and these look absolutely delicious. Perfect for dunking in a cold glass of milk or hot tea!

  28. I haven’t had an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in forever – need to change that!

  29. I haven’t picked up that book in a while. Nothing like a crispy cookie or a chewy cookie or for that matter any kind of cookie. I see why you had to make them more than once. Hope you put your new finds to good use you picked up. I’m hoping Thursday is a go, I’ll check with Rose in a few and let you know.

  30. What a wonderful after school snack these would make but then again I could think of a zillion other times to eat these too, they look fantastic Patti!

  31. I crave for a crispy cookie from time to time. I like that you have oatmeal in these chocolate chunk cookies so I can have it for breakfast! hahaha…oatmeal is for breakfast, right? Thank you. :P Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  32. These look wonderful and just the kind of cookie my husband enjoys most – crispy. I like that they are eggless because we go through quite a few eggs in our house and sometimes it is just not convenient to run to the store when you want to make something sweet. I am bookmarking this to try this week. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Every recipe I have tried from Alice Medrich has been a success.
    Oh – and I love those cherry glasses – so cute! :)

  33. Patty … thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It’s always nice to learn about a new cookie, especially if it has big chunks of chocolate in it! I also wrote about my experience with these cookies (though I think you do a much better job of describing them than I did):


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