Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Impressive stack of cookies, no?

Oh, and they are super tasty, too.

Moist and chewy with big chunks of chocolate and walnuts in every bite.

I made these this past weekend and have been taking one in my lunch bag to work each day this week. I save it for the afternoon-- just before the four o'clock slump kicks in.

These have made my afternoons a little bit brighter and  a little less slumpier.

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from
Makes 3 dozen smallish cookies or
12-16 giant cookies. I like my cookies giant.

1 and 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter (1/4 pound), softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk ( I used 2%)
1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another large bowl cream the two sugars and butter together until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and eggs and continue to mix until the ingredients are well combined. With the mixer on low, add in the dry ingredients along with the milk. Mix until a stiff dough forms and then fold in the chocolate and nuts.

If you want small cookies, drop about a tablespoon of the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes. For larger cookies drop two heaping tablespoons, leaving about an inch or so in between each cookie. Bake the larger cookies for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are brown and the middle is slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.


  1. OMG these are so delicious looking and I am a cookie freak! love this thank you so much! my son loves oatmeal he will love these are well....oh and btw....heart smart with oatmeal!

  2. Ohhhhhh...yummy! I bought a bunch of quick-cooking oats the other day and wanted to find a good cookie recipe to use them for. PERFECT! Thanks so much. Love your blog. I will be making these this weekend. And mine will be giant too :)

  3. omg they look great! i love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, although when I make them they are more like chocolate chip cookies with hint of oatmeal :)

  4. Those cookies look chewy and beautiful! Yum!

  5. They look fabulous. The photo is just good enough to eat.

  6. Wow, they do look so yummy. Can consider making smaller ones for our Chinese New Year!

  7. Stick the word 'chunk' in a dish name and I'm all over it. Looks perfect for tackling the arvo lull.

  8. Impressive stack of chewy oatmeal goodness! I think I've gained a few pounds just looking at them.

  9. wow, those look GOOD! Also, I want to take a photography class from you :)

  10. The top photo of your cookies looks fantastic!!

  11. I often add crystalized ginger to cookies. It works well with both chocolate and oatmeal.

  12. Great photos!! These cookies look awesome. Love the stack :)

  13. You know, April, just before I opened this page, I was thinking I needed a cookie. BAM! I almost chomped down on the screen. ;) These look soooooo good!

  14. I need to bake this weekend and these just got me really excited to do it. I think these should be on my list! :)

  15. I am a sucker for a good cookie...
    I like the addition of cinnamon here. My slump usually hits at 2:30, and I think these would definitely do the trick!

  16. These look delicious! I always love the addition of oatmeal and chocolate chips in a cookie. These are on my list to try. Thanks!

  17. These cookies were great! My husband came home and saw them sitting on the counter and said, "Ewww...oatmeal cookies?" He LOVED them!! Thanks :)

  18. Your recipe sounds delicious and those photos are amazing - I will definitely be giving these a try!

  19. You put in the ingredients Cinnamon but then I couldn't find it in the recipe.

    1. Hi Melanie-- you can add the cinnamon in with the dry ingredients. Good catch-- didn't realize I missed that :)


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