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Great Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Great Grandma Dora's recipe. This is the first recipe my mother ever taught me how to bake when I was eight years old; it has been one of my favorites ever since. In recent years I have started adding sourdough starter to the recipe an option that can help aid in digestibility in addition to using heritage wheat flour.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 dozen
Author: Marty Glanville


  • 1 C butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 C Sunrise Flour Mill Organic Flour (Our favorite flour to use is our Whole Wheat Pastry Flour made with White Sonora wheat. You would never know you are eating a whole wheat cookie! You can also use the Turkey Red Heritage Wheat flours as well.)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 C Sunrise Flour Mill Organic Oat Cereal
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C nuts optional
  • 1/2 C Sourdough Starter optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 0F
  • Beat together butter and sugars until light and creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • In separate bowl mix together flour, soda, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients gradually to wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • If baking immediately stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts (*optional)
  • Drop by teaspoonful or small cookie scoop onto greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Remove to cooling rack.
  • If using sourdough discard, mix all ingredients but oats, chocolate chips and nuts. Add starter and refrigerate 7 hours or overnight. When ready to bake, add the omitted ingredients and bake following directions.
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