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Weekend Project: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Despite our wishful thinking, not every summer weekend in Winnipeg is full of sunshine and warm weather. On those gloomy days, or on days we simply need a pick-me-up, we turn to baking.

Here’s our go-to oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe – but be warned, the cookies won’t last long.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks


Preheat the oven to 350º F. Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy, and then add in the vanilla and two eggs. Add the oatmeal and combine until incorporated. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and water. Mix until a cohesive dough is formed. Fold in the chocolate chips and chocolate chunks.

Prepare your baking sheet by greasing it. Then, using a tablespoon, place the cookie dough on the greased sheet, leaving approximately 2 ½ inches between each cookie. Gently press down on the top of each mound of dough to flatten it slightly.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for 6 minutes, and then rotate the baking sheet 180º and bake for another 4 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.