Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

23 Apr

These cookies are deliciously interesting.


Everyone first remarks on how chocolately but yet not overly sweet they are. Then they want to know what the “nut” is in the cookie.

Batter halfway mark

That’s not a nut! Those are steelcut oats and they give this cookie a great crunch!

Crumbly dough

My mom has been making these for the past 3-4 years. I always forget about them until she makes them – and then it’s a nice surprise. She got smart and put the recipe in the Family Cookbook 🙂  Oh, and the dough is very tough but easily comes together.


Be careful – they are addicting.


Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


¾ cup flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup (or more) steel-cut oats

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350° and butter a large rimmed baking sheet.

Sift first 4 ingredients together into a medium bowl.

In separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla, beat until blended.

Add flour mixture and beat until moist clumps form.

Mix in oats and chocolate chips until blended. Dough will be very firm – use your hands if you want.

Using moistened palms, shape 1 generous tablespoon of dough into a ball.  Place on prepared sheet, flatten to 2-inch round. Space rounds about 2 inches apart.

Bake cookies for 14 minutes – until center is slightly firm and top is cracked. Cool on sheet.


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