Monday, July 9, 2012

Super Yummy Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe from Food Network chef Anne Burrell was indeed super yummy. I have to admit I was skeptical since the cookies themselves were average when I tried one after they cooled for about 10 minutes. The cookies were much better the next day, and I can always use a good make ahead recipe. This recipe is super easy, too. It still doesn’t beat the Chip Mixers, though. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the dark chocolate and omitted the walnuts and sprinkling salt. I took these to a potluck and made smaller cookies. What are you baking this week?


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces block dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Large flake sea salt, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and kosher salt.

In large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter. Using an electric beater or the paddle attachment of the stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until it they are light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat them into the butter and sugar mixture. Add in the vanilla as well.

With a rubber spatula or with the stand mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and walnuts.

Spoon the cookie dough by 2 tablespoon-size balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 12 to 13 minutes.

When the cookies come out of the oven IMMEDIATELY sprinkle each cookie with a few grains of sea salt. This is really important to do while the cookies are hot.

Let the cookies cool for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Yields 1 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. definitely a perfect cookie for any time of year!