$250 Chocolate chip cookies recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies aka $250 Cookies Recipe


  • 2.5 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons oil + 3 tablespoons water + 2 teaspoons baking powder equivalent to 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips I used 6 oz chips and 6 oz chopped
  • 4 ounces chocolate bar grated (I subbed in mini-chips)
  • 1 cup raisins optional


  1. Preheat oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon liners.
  2. Measure 2.5 cups of oats and blend/pulse in a blender or a food processor until the oat is finely ground into a powder.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and pulse, set aside until ready to use.
  4. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer for about 1 minute until creamy.
  5. Add granulated and brown sugars and cream until fluffy (about 5 minutes), scrape down sides as needed.
  6. Combine oil, water, and baking powder in a small bowl, add to the butter mixture, add vanilla extract and cream until blended.
  7. Add half of the flour and oats mixture and mix, add the rest and mix.
  8. Scrape down the sides, add the chocolate chips, grated chocolate, and raisins (if using), and mix on low speed.
  9. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30-60 minutes (or longer).
  10. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into a ball, and place about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for about 14-15 minutes until golden brown, take the cookie sheet out of the oven and allow the cookies to cool slightly for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely.
  12. Makes about 36 3-inch cookies.

Recipe Notes

This cookie dough is a great make ahead recipe if you wrap and store in your refrigerator. You can also roll out the dough into balls and freeze on a cookie sheet, when the dough balls are frozen you can transfer them to a freezer bag. When you are ready to bake the frozen cookie dough, you do not need to defrost the dough, just arrange them on a cookie sheet while you are pre-heating your oven.