Chinoy Chef’s Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Craving for something sweet? Then it’s time to learn a recipe from Chinoy baker and entrepreneur Katrine Ong as she shares the Chewy Oatmeal Cookie recipe!

Bringing her mother’s best-selling and well-loved recipes from Davao to Manila, Ong launched Recipes of Mom MNL where she got the chance to recreate and develop each recipe. The business quickly became a huge success after its launch on social media. It’s known for its best-sellers: Cream Cheese Garlic Buns, Revel Bars, and the Carrot Cake!

As for the Chewy Oatmeal Cookie, Ong describes it as “healthy, yummy and chocolatey!” What’s more, she considers it a “marriage between chocolate chip cookies and the traditional oatmeal cookies — only made yummier and less sinful.”

Here is the recipe:



1 1/2 all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp vanilla extract

3 cups oats

1 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips



  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Cream butter with brown sugar. Add white sugar.
  3. Next, add the eggs and then add in the vanilla.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
  5. Add the oats and chocolate chips.
  6. Form cookies in small round batches.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 13-14 minutes or until the sides are light brown.


“We, Fil-Chis, love to eat anything yummy,” Ong said. “Like they say, ‘ho tsia ho dim.’ We like to bond with friends and family over good food. [These] oatmeal cookies will make a good companion for your afternoon tea with angkong and ama. It’s healthy and delicious. Best of all, very easy to make. Guaranteed to make you the favorite apo!”

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