Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - Easy Life Meal & Party PlanningYesterday I had my 4 year old grandson visit for the day. One of the first things he asked for was homemade cookies and no he did not want chocolate chip cookies (What?) They had to be chocolate oatmeal. That was fine with me they are my personal favorite.

Easy Life Meal & Party Planning

I thought this would be great I'll just pop in Marley & Me and it can be the babysitter while I bake. Well that lasted about 10 minutes and he was bored. He hijacked my computer so he could watch Power Rangers on You Tube (what?).  Since the videos were short clips I had to switch to a new one about every 10 seconds (at least it felt that way). Now, once upon a time this would have been a breeze - not so much now! Multi-tasking with a four-year old around is hard!!! My how your memory fades! You would have thought that would have stuck like glue after raising three kids

One burnt batch and accidentally turning the oven off instead of the timer on, I figured this is a doomed project. So I refused to switch videos until the cookies were finished. A couple of minutes go by and he pipes up "don't worry grandma I have it figured out" and so he did! Apparently my four year old grandson is more proficient on the computer than I am!

This cookie recipe produces a really soft, chewy cookies with a cake-like taste. And if you are a chocoholic like me you will  love the combination of chocolate and oatmeal.  You can add chocolate chips to the dough but I did not because my husband doesn't like chocolate chips (crazy) but they are an awesome addition.

Print Recipe


7 oz. chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
6 ounces of chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper
Melt 7 oz. chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave, remove from heat and cool
Cream butter, eggs, and sugar
Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt
Add to creamed mixture and thoroughly incorporate
Mix in oats
Stir in 6 ounces of chocolate chips and/or nuts (optional)
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet
Bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom
Cool cookies for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet and then move them to a wired rack to finish cooling

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Authored by +Terri Henkels


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