My Grandmother’s Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chippers

My Grandmother's Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chippers

I have been baking up a storm and nothing scratches the itch like my Grandmother’s Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chippers.

Chewy, crumbly. I tell myself that they’re nutritious because they have oatmeal and walnuts in them. (You can leave the walnuts out or sub in pecans.)

I made these the first weekend we were in lockdown. I’ll make them again tonight. I will definitely gain 10 shelter-in-place-pounds over the next few weeks.

And I’m totally eating my feelings. And that’s okay. I’m okay with that for right now.

My Grandmother’s Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chippers


Who cares? All bets are off right now.



  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour

  • 1 t salt

  • 1 t soda

  • 2 cups oats

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 16 oz (1 bag) semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Cream together shortening and sugar.
    I’m lazy so I usually melt the butter and then add the sugar.
  • Add eggs to the creamed mixture. Beat well.
  • Sift together flour, salt, and soda.
    Once again, I’m lazy and this feels like a lot of work so I usually just whisk it together and it tastes fine.
  • Add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
  • Drop in 1 inch balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Put some sugar in a bowl. Using a flat-bottomed glass, place it first in the sugar and then use it to lightly flatten the dough ball. Repeat for all.
    Or don’t. They’re good either way.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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