Twisted Chocolate Chip Cookies

I few years back my sister gave me this recipe for chocolate chip cookies which I have tweaked to my liking and I thought it would be a good one to share on the blog.

A recipe for chocolate chip cookies with a twist which includes spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. Lots of oatmeal makes this cookie crunchy and healthy.

My daughter gave me the idea to call it “Twisted” because it’s rooted in a typical chocolate chip recipe with a few twists.  The primary one is adding cinnamon and nutmeg which gives them a festive holiday flavor.

Twisted Chocolate Chip cookies in a bag

As an added bonus, this recipe makes 4-6 dozen cookies, making it a great one for a Christmas cookie swap or whenever  you have many mouths to feed. Also, it’s pretty adaptable so you can change it up by reducing some of the oatmeal, using different types of nuts or substituting raisins for the chocolate but I don’t know why anyone would want to do that. 




Twisted Chocolate Chip Cookies

An updated recipe with includes lots of oatmeal, honey and spices making this easy recipe extra special for the holidays.


  • 1 c shortening
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 3 c old fashioned oats
  • 1 12 oz bag of chocolate chips or chunks
  • 3/4 c chopped nuts


  1. Cream shortening and sugars
  2. Add honey, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  4. Fold into creamed sugar mixture.
  5. Stir in oats, nuts and chocolate.
  6. Bake at 350 degree F for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  7. Makes about 4-6 dozen cookies.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. These sound so good, Patti! I love chocolate chip cookies, and anything with cinnamon is a winner in my book.

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