Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

triple chocolate oatmeal cookies

Ahh, oatmeal cookies. I wish I had a cute little story of a childhood filled with memories of my grandma baking warm and soft oatmeal cookies, but I don’t. My grandmother made fried chicken, while another grandmother made adobo. There were no oatmeal cookies in my Filipino childhood.


There are oatmeal cookies in my adulthood.

In fact, I associate oatmeal cookies with my first year of living by myself, ten years ago. And no, I didn’t bake them either. I regularly bought oatmeal cookies at… Starbucks.

Do you guys remember those giant cookies that Starbucks used to sell? This was waaaaay before they partnered with the fancy bakery, and their cookies were as big as my outstretched hand. Oatmeal raisin was my favorite, and I would always buy one right before taking the train to school. Everything felt new to me then: Boston, living alone, commuting, grad school. But the oatmeal raisin cookies at Starbucks tasted familiar and gave me some comfort.

I probably ate one of those oatmeal cookies each week. It was so big I could never finish it in one sitting, so I would usually save the rest and eat it for breakfast the next day. (What? It’s oatmeal!)

Eventually I got the hang of things (I think), and I didn’t need an oatmeal cookie anymore for a little taste of comfort. But I will always remember how I felt so grown up, but not so much that I can’t be soothed with a cookie.

oatmeal cookie with triple chocolate chips

Recently I had the urge to make oatmeal cookies. Maybe for comfort, but mostly for the taste. And I didn’t want to make oatmeal raisin cookies. I wanted to make oatmeal chocolate cookies. Why replace raisins with chocolate? Well, you know why. You’re reading this blog after all.

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. I knew I couldn’t go wrong, and in fact I had a hunch I could make these cookies even better. By adding a secret ingredient: rice crispies. Ever since I added rice crispies to a batch of cookies, I couldn’t get enough of the chewiness and crunch it brings. I love having lots of texture in each bite and between the oatmeal, chocolate chips, and rice crispies, this is a pretty perfect cookie.

I know that using three kinds of chocolate chips AND rice crispies is a little too much, but hey, we’re all adults here and we can do whatever we want. Just don’t look for this at Starbucks.

soft and chewy triple chocolate oatmeal cookie

Yield: 30 cookies

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 medium eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup brown rice crispies


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and sugars. Mash out any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon then whisk together using a fork or a wire whisk until well-blended and creamy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda, and mix until smooth. Stir in flour and oatmeal until evenly incorporated (do not overmix). Fold in chocolate chips and rice crispies.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours, up to two days.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Using a standard cookie scoop or a heaping tablespoon, portion out dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake in the middle rack one sheet at a time, for 12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden.
  6. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before serving or storing.

My other favorite oatmeal cookie is this:

oatmeal mango white chocolate cookies

Mango White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – studded with sweet and chewy dried mango pieces and creamy white chocolate chips

And if you’re curious about other cookie recipes with rice crispies, try these:

white chocolate corn cookies

White Chocolate Rice Crispy Corn Cookies – my take on Momofuku Milk Bar’s famous corn cookies

no flour peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Rice Crispy Cookies – the best peanut butter chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had (and I don’t say these things lightly!)

no bake nutella oatmeal cookies

No Bake Salted Nutella Oatmeal Cookies – these babies have oatmeal, brown rice crispies, almond butter, and a little bit of milk. Totally okay for breakfast.

chewy triple chocolate oatmeal cookies

What’s your favorite type of cookie?


43 Responses to “Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. #
    Sues posted July 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

    My friends at work make fun of me for how much I talk about oatmeal cookies. Well, cookies in general, but mainly oatmeal cookies. These look SO awesome!!

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    Michelle Lahey posted July 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I love a good oatmeal cookie! These look delicious.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert posted July 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I think every man loves a good oatmeal cookie – and so do I! Lovely :)

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    The Squishy Monster posted July 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    These are like the best of 3 worlds =)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted July 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    oooooh these look SO chewy and full of chocolate!

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    Choc Chip Uru posted July 28, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    These cookies have everything I could ever want in them and more :D

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Christina Orso posted July 29, 2014 at 12:32 am

    next time you bake i’m coming over!! i can say that now!!

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    dixya posted July 29, 2014 at 9:55 am

    i love white chocolate macadamia from subway…

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      Mmm that’s a good classic cookie!

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    PassTheKnife posted July 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

    What is more comforting than cookies? When I moved to NY I would often go to Levain Bakery for the Chocolate Chip Walnut cookie that was more like a scone than a cookie, but oh so comforting! These cookies look great!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      I keep meaning to go to Levain Bakery whenever I’m in NYC – I would definitely make a point to go and get a cookie next time!

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    Allison posted July 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I love the oatmeal raisin cookies at starbucks, too! So good. And these look even better, I must say. Chocolate and oatmeal would be great together!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Allison! Maybe I should try adding chocolate chips to my breakfast bowl of oatmeal, too? ;)

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? posted July 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Oh I much prefer my oatmeal cookies with chocolate over raisins. My mom makes them a lot and she hates raisins so we always had chocolate. I work upstairs from a bakery and they make the most awesome chocolate oatmeal chunk cookies. Yours sounds like I’d absolutely go crazy over them. Three kinds of chocolate!!!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks, Leah! Oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies sound pretty awesome, too.

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    Barbara posted July 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Lots of goodies in your cookies, Bianca! Never have had the Starbucks oatmeal cookies, but I think we all had our favorite back in college days. There was a bakery near the dorm that made divine lemon crisps.
    Now, my favorite is Giada’s pine nut, almond and apricot cookies. I’m lucky if I get them baked because the dough is better than cc cookie dough!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks, Barbara! Ahhh I can just imagine the combination of pine nuts, almond and apricot. Yum

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella posted July 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Hehe my mum never baked and neither did my grandmother but I also have huge affection for oatmeal cookies. They’re so delicious and wholesome! :D

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Definitely delicious and wholesome!

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods posted July 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I just made some oatmeal cookies today! Mine don’t have all these delicious chocolate chips, but I wish now I would have added them. These look delicious!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 29, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks, Cindy! There’s always the next batch :)

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    Meghan posted July 29, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Holy moly these look good! We are trying to keep snacks out of the house, and now I really want something sweet!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes posted July 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    These cookies look so yummy!!

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    Tandy | Lavender and Lime posted July 30, 2014 at 2:52 am

    These cookies look amazing! At the moment I want to make some chocolate cookies :)

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    Monica posted July 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I hear you – I did not grow up with chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies either so I have to make up for lost time. : ) I cannot resist a chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. Yours looks delicious. studded with all those glorious chocolate chips!

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    Melanie @ Bon Appet'Eat posted July 30, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Same hear! No childhood filled with oatmeal cookies of PB/jam sandwiches lol!
    I do love your double oops, triple chocolate! Looks so chewy and delicious!

  20. #
    Mike@TheIronYou posted July 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Triple chocolate you said???? I’m in!

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs posted July 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    You had me at triple chocolate! These cookies look like a dream!

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    Ami@NaiveCookCooks posted July 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Wow I love eating oatmeal cookies!! MUST try your recipe soon!!

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    Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat posted July 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!!! Especially with chocolate chips! These look absolutely fabulous! Pinning!

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    Cailee @ posted July 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    WOW!! These look amazing!!! I have to say, I’m not really a cookie person… I prefer brownies!! …but sadly, I’m gluten intolerant :( I do like gluten free chocolate chip cookies though!! YUM! :) These look so good! I hear ya on wanting oatmeal chocolate instead of oatmeal raisin! …much yummier in my opinion!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe posted July 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I love oatmeal cookies and the addition of extra chocolate only makes them better!

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life posted August 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites, too. I’d definitely reach to one of them for a taste of comfort! I love all of the mix ins you’ve added to these cookies, especially the crispy cereal!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner posted August 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    It’s hard to pick a favorite cookie but if I had to I’d say the good old chocolate chip kind. These look so delicious and I love oats and chocolate together. :)

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    Juliana posted August 1, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Awesome cookies, like the idea of triple chocolate and the rice crispy in it…delicious looking cookies Bianca.
    Have a wonderful weekend :D

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan posted August 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    WOA – These look Awesome Bianca – way way better than those humungosaurus Starbucks cookies!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted August 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    I used to always get those Starbucks cookies when I was in college! And I’d shamelessly eat the whole darn thing. These look delicious and are much more appropriately-sized ;)

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    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen posted August 6, 2014 at 12:32 am

    These oatmeal cookies look perfect and I love how you incorporated 3 types of chocolate AND rice krispies into these :) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are definitively one of my favourites!

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    Molly Galler posted August 8, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    The opening paragraph of this post is the best. Bianca’s meat filled childhood.

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menu posted August 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    How gorgeous are these cookies! They look chewy and delicious! And three types of chocolate? I’m there!

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