An oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a vibrant, colourful, cosmic twist! These jumbo cookies will bring a smile to everyone’s face!
I was inspired to make these cookies after I found a company that produced sprinkles which were beyond anything I could imagine! You know, Dear Reader, that I am obsessed with sprinkles. Seriously! Whenever I find a new sprinkle blend in a store that I’ve never seen before, I squeal like an overly excited teen. (I keep that squeal buried deep down inside my lungs, but it’s still there; I promise you!)
When I found Sweetapolita, my sprinkle game changed immensely. Let me tell you about it. Back in November, I was baking a few Christmas goodies so that I could get them published for my Christmas cookie series – Lord Byron’s 24 Cookies of Christmas. I’m sure that by now, you have all read through those 24 glorious recipes, right? Right!!??
Well, it was John.e who was on the sprinkle hunt. He works in close proximity to Michael’s, HomeSense, Winners, and Marshall’s. He purchased at least ten different sprinkle colours, shapes, and brands. But, I wasn’t impressed with any of them as much as I was with Sweetapolita.
After Christmas, I needed Valentine sprinkles, so I tracked down the brand and found their online store. Let’s just say, I ordered enough sprinkles to last a lifetime! Sweetapolita is in Canada, and I’m not sure if they deliver to the United States, but it looks like state-side, Fancy Sprinkles stocks very similar mixes and themes. Listen, I know that shopping for sprinkles online might seem a little over the top, but I’ve never once pretended to shy away from pretty things.
For my Chocolate Cosmic Cookies, I used two different sized candy coated chocolate sprinkles from Sweetapolita. I used Rainbow Chocolate Balls and the Rainbow Candy Coated Chocolate. They’re both the same thing really, except that one lot is tiny and the other lot are large. I combined them both to get a cosmic, planetary look.
I have tried baking with these before, and I knew that the larger of the two candy coated chocolate sprinkles would not stand up well to a 350 degree oven. But, knowing that, I wanted to create a look of planets that might have been destroyed in battle, or that might look similar to Saturn with the ring around it. I think it worked quite well.
(I just read back that last paragraph and have decided that John.e’s nerdy influence is taking over. I’m officially unplugging from our weekly Thursday night tune-in to Space Channel’s Star Trek Discovery. I cannot become a total nerd! I’m too pretty!!)
Okay, that’s not true! John.e’s a nerd and I happen to think he’s very pretty. Also, I have to see what happens with Michael and Spock. And, the Red Angel story line is still wide open. Also, is this series going to show us the beginning of the Borg? Stay tuned to see, I must. (Wait, that sounded too much like that little green guy from Star Wars. See!? I’m not a total nerd after all!)
All joking aside, any of the cosmic, galactic, space-loving nerds in your family would absolutely love these. And, if they’re not Star Trek Wars nerds, then surely they’ll appreciate the vibrant colours and all of that delicious chocolate. In addition, who doesn’t love a jumbo-sized cookie?
Now, if you want to mimic this cookie exactly, you’ll need to get your hands on some of those candy coated chocolate balls. If you’re not one to order online, if you’re in Canada, try Marshalls, HomeSense or Winners. If you’re in the United States, try HomeGoods or TJ Maxx. If all else fails, you can use M&Ms or any other candy coated chocolate you can think of. Just remember, M&Ms won’t melt in the oven like the candy coated chocolate balls I’ve used.
At the end of the day, the most important thing here is the taste; right? This Chocolate Cosmic Cookie, with all of that chocolate, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and even molasses, creates a cookie dream. Pour a big glass of milk and take a breather. Life will still be there whenever you decide to get back to it!
I should also mention that this post is not a sponsored post. I am not being paid by Sweetapolita, Fancy Sprinkles, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Winners, or HomeSense. I am simply stating that the products are great and sharing with you, Dear Reader, where you can find these candy coated chocolate balls.
No money was exchanged in the making of this cookie. Only calories. Because I ate too many. That’s right; I exchanged perfectly fitting jeans for happiness and I’d do it all over again!
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Chocolate Cosmic Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups candy coated chocolate sprinkles, see post for further details
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a handheld mixer to blend together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and molasses. Beat until smooth.
- Add the following ingredients in this order: flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Using the handheld mixer, set to low speed, mix together the dry ingredients slightly before beginning to blend the dry into the wet ingredients. Just mix until combined; don’t over mix.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and 1 cup of the candy coated chocolate.
- Use a #20 cookie scoop, or portion the batter into 3 tablespoon mounds. Roll into balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Gently flatten the ball of cookie batter to about 1/2 inch thick. Press a few of the remaining 1 cup of candy coated chocolate into the top of each un-baked cookie.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
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