Cocoatmeal Cookies

When oatmeal is present in a cookie or other sweet treat, do not mistake its presence as a means to force health onto unsuspecting confection ingesting participants who simply want to satisfy a sweet tooth.

While, yes it might stand as a comforting mental trick to quell feelings of guilt that might accompany the consumption of butter, sugar, and flour in baked disc form; I prefer to approach eating any cookie with the understanding that this is meant to be delicious and satisfying on a purely superficial level, nutrition and calories be darned.

To make a long convoluted story short, this double chocolate chunk oatmeal cookie is chocolatey through and through and only contains oatmeal because it adds a delightful textural experience that makes this cookie extra scrumptious.

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Double Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

aka Cocoatmeal Cookies

1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Tbs. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Specialty Dark)
1 Tsp. Fine Sea Salt
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
3 ½ Cups Whole Rolled Oats
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
1 ½ Cups Dark Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs, Room Temperature
1 Package Chocolate Chunks, 11.5 oz.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare baking sheets with a little baker-friendly cooking spray or butter
  • Sift together the AP flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder then set aside
  • Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, cream together the butter and sugar
  • Add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla
  • Gently incorporate the dry ingredients
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the oats then fold in the chocolate chunks
  • Use a medium scoop to distribute the cookie dough onto the baking sheets, leaving a couple of inches in between each cookie
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, switching the pans around in the oven halfway through if they are on different racks (every oven is a little different, so just keep an eye on these babes to prevent over cooking)
  • Upon removal, allow to cool on the baking sheets before transferring to a write cooling rack and/or into your mouth

 

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Donna says:

    You always make my mouth water and my taste buds sing.

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