Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

There is no amount of chocolate that can ever get you through the week after you get back from vacation.

It's not a cakewalk. No matter how much you try to keep up on your crackberry or PDA it's never enough. Something invariably goes awry or the world ends in your work universe and you come back to the cold hard facts: that you have a long time before your next vacation and you must grab and shovel and just start digging...

But you still drag out your mixer and make something chocolate because it's the closest thing to comfort that you can get....besides alcohol. And at least your head won't hurt in the morning.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
8 oz softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup self rising flour
3 cups quick cook oats
3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla

Beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes) Add the large egg and vanilla. When you have them  incorporated add the cocoa and then the flour. Mix in the 3 cups
 of quick cook oats by hand. Use a 1 tbsp cookie scoop and put on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 to 16 minutes.


  1. Longtime reader, first time commenter.

    These were DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing :)

    I've been taking on new culinary endeavors through my CSA produce from Crabtree. Who knew kohlrabi slaw could end up as the perfect spring roll stuffer?

    Thanks for the constant inspiration and beautiful photos!

  2. These look delicious!!

    Please tell, how many does this recipe make? 3 cups seems like a lot... and I want to make just a dozen...

  3. Thanks so much Laura Jane!

    The cookies make 2 dozen roughly.

  4. I might have to make these. Like, today. What can I sub for self-rising flour? Don't have any of that around.

  5. Actually just search online for the recipe for self rising flour. It just uses all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

  6. I just made these and they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    And for anybody wondering about the quantity, I made half the batch and got 14 cookies about 2.5" in diameter.


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