Potbelly's is my favorite sandwich shop. For those who have never eaten at Potbelly’s, I would strongly encourage you to do so! As much as I love their toasted sandwiches, their oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (and all of their desserts) are seriously amazing I love them so much I had to create my own Potbelly's copycat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
About these Potbelly's copycat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
These Potbelly's copycat oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are not your typical oatmeal cookie. Rather, they are a hybrid between a traditional chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal cookie. There are just enough oats to elevate the texture of the chewy cookie without overpowering the flavor of the sweet, buttery cookie! They are also full of chocolate chips!
I was curious if I could mimic the recipe at home but was skeptical since recipes are often difficult to replicate. However, with an extra step and some help from my food processor, I think I have found a pretty close match at home! You see, the real kicker here are the oats. The cookies seem to be made with more of an oat flour rather than large amounts of rolled oats.
My Cookies vs. Potbelly's
My cookies - clearly the winner on looks and super tasty too
Potbelly's cookies - not so pretty but they are also delicious
This is a fairly small recipe, yielding about 12-14 large cookies. If making small cookies, you can get about 18-20 cookies. If you need more, I would encourage you to double the recipe.
This is also outlined in detail in the recipe, but you will add the chocolate chips on top when there is still a few minutes left of baking.
This comes down to personal preference, but this recipe is very close! I will let you decide for yourself.
This recipe uses homemade oat "flour" which can be made by simply grinding old-fashioned oats in a food processors until coarsely ground.
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We absolutely love these cookies, and I hope you will too. If you give them a try, please leave a comment and rating below.
Potbelly’s Copycat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats divided
- 1 ⅓ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided, see note below
- Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy with a mixer.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- Combine the baking soda, salt, and flour in a bowl. Add the flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
- With a food processor or mini food chopper, pulse ¾ cup oats until the oats have been broken up and begin to appear as a coarse flour. The other ¼ cup oats should be left as-is. Add all of the oats and 1 cup chocolate chips to the dough mix until combined. The dough will be thick.
- Scoop cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes for small cookies or 12-14 minutes for large cookies. The cookies should still be very soft. Err on the side of underbaking these cookies rather than overbaking.
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