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Sometimes – just sometimes! – one has to give into the cravings, no matter what they are or how bad they might be.  I’m not one to crave chocolate at all; in fact, I crave salty snacks more than those of the sweet variety.  John.e though, he’s a different breed; he craves chocolate daily, I do believe!  And, his cravings are open to interpretation.  Sometimes he craves dark chocolate, sometimes he craves chocolate ice cream, sometimes he craves chocolate cookies, but it’s always chocolate!

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie

This particular day though, I was the one who was craving chocolate.  Like I said, it’s very rare, but only a chocolate cookie would do!  I knew that a regular chocolate chip cookie wasn’t going to cut it.  I wanted more chocolate than a cookie of that nature could give me.  At first, I thought about baking chocolate chip cookies and then dipping them in melted chocolate.  But, then I walked past a mirror and thought I’d better not.  Still, though, the craving would not go away.

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A double chocolate cookie was in order!  I knew that I had a fantastic oatmeal cookie recipe, and that the oatmeal would make it healthier than dipping the cookie in chocolate.  And, I knew I had some good quality cocoa powder on hand.  That would certainly give me the extra chocolate boost I was looking for!  I dug out my old oatmeal cookie recipe and made a few adjustments – the result was this chocolately decadent cookie (with the healthy oatmeal!)

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
 
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My favourite chocolate cookie recipe - it's loaded with double amounts of chocolate, but still has the goodness of oatmeal and fiber.
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, use your hand mixer to cream the butter and both sugars together
  3. Add both of the eggs and the vanilla; mix until completely combined
  4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and beat until all combined
  5. Remove the mixer, and using a wooden spoon, mix in the oats and one cup of the chocolate chips
  6. Using a small ice-cream scoop, position the mounds of cookie dough onto a baking sheet
  7. Gently press 5-7 chocolate chips into the top of the mounds of dough and bake for 10 minutes
  8. Allow to cookies to sit for two minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely
 

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  1. I have super cravings for chocolate every once in a while too! These would be perfect for that. I need some good quality cocoa powder too to amp up the flavor! yum!

  2. Like you I am much more of a savoury person when it comes to craving nibbles but my wife is definitely a chocolate type of person and she thinks that these sound wonderful, I reckon the oats give it a wonderful nutiness and a great texture too.

  3. I am a chocolate lover! give me chocolates anytime, any day and I am one happy soul! These Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies look really delicious, with an overload of chocolatey goodness! 🙂

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