Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies…..

 

Oatmeal is good for us right? Oats are fiber, aren’t they? Well, we all know that we need our fiber. 🙂 So, since these cookies have lots of oats in them, it is a healthy cookie! YES!! ok, well maybe they aren’t really healthy, but let’s pretend. 🙂
This cookie is deliciously chewy and chocolatey. Some of the oats are ground into a flour, giving it some good chewiness but without so much oat texture. It’s a serious chocolate cookie and loaded with chocolate chips.  I made half  with toasted almonds, half without. Both are great. Just have a big ol glass of ice cold milk and you are good to go! And you will feel healthy. 🙂

Just a little tip when making cookies……as you see in the picture, I put one scoop of dough on top of the other and slightly moosh down. This will prevent a thin, flat cookie. Sometimes, I will make 3 balls of dough and kind of overlap them together. That works too.

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Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 stick of butter, room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup + 2 tblsp flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup oats
1/2 cup ground oats (just put 1/2 cup oats in the food processor and pulse till you have a fine powder)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip
1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds, walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 350. Cream the butter and sugars together till very fluffy, about 2 -3 minutes. Add in egg. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Don’t over mix. Add oats and oat flour. Add chips and nuts. Put 2 scoops(total of 1/4 cup dough), one on top of the other, onto an ungreased cookie sheet . Or you can roll 1/4 cup of dough into a ball, tear in half and place one piece on top of the other. Slightly press mounds down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE THESE. They will look a bit under done, but should still look set.

OH! by the way, these make a great ice cream sandwich.

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