I find baking cookies to be very therapeutic especially the kind requiring basic ingredients and not too many bowls. In the span of eight to twelve minutes baking time a delicious aroma fills the kitchen giving an almost immediate reward of enjoying a few warm, freshly baked cookies with plenty left over for later.
It was a cookie baking kind of day today and although there’s no shortage of cookie recipes in my collection this recipe for Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies I came across in a grocery store pamphlet caught my attention.
Making a chocolate oatmeal cookie was a first for me but interesting enough to give a try. After all what could possibly go wrong with ingredients like butter, chocolate, sugar and oats?
Apparently these ingredients get along very well producing a delicately crisp exterior and soft, chewy middle... chocolatey and delicious!
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Sift together flour, cocoa, soda and salt, add rolled oats and mix well.
- Beat butter and sugars until combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla and blend until well combined.
- Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients stirring until well blended.
- Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and place onto parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still be soft to the touch, let sit on cookie sheet for about two minutes until a little more firm.
- Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Makes about 50 cookies.
- Notes, Tips and Suggestions
- There will definitely be some coconut going into these cookies the next time I make them.
- I used approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie making an average size cookie as opposed to the 1 tablespoon specified in the recipe. Using this amount gave a yield of 40 cookies instead.
- Remember to let cookies rest for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet after removing from oven to firm up.
- As always use a good quality cocoa powder for best results.