Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I decided to revamp the traditional oatmeal cookie by adding dark chocolate chips, and a bit of cocoa powder to the batter.  Kyle said, "You've elevated the oatmeal cookie.  It's elegant."  Yes, that's how he talks... 

2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 

3/4 cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs 
2 tsp vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups dry oats

1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups dark chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat butter and sugars until creamy, then add eggs and vanilla.  Add oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, cocoa powder and nutmeg, and mix well.  Mix in dark chocolate chips until just combined.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a chewy cookie or 10 to 11 minutes for a crisp cookie.  Cool completely before serving.  Makes about 2 dozen.

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