Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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How many times have you walked into a grocery store, found a great deal and stocked up only to find once you got home it wasn’t what you thought? I do it all the time; most recently with Oats. I thought I was getting the regular oats, but instead it was the quick oats. Talk about disappointing!

I had big plans to make lots of Oatmeal inspired goodies so I grabbed 5 containers of these. I donated 4 of the containers to our local food bank and kept one to “play with”. There was a recipe on the label for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies – it had my attention. I did a little modification to the recipe to make it more of an Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies that suited my tastes. cookies
The end result was a yummy combination of chocolate and oatmeal with a hint of cinnamon and cardamom. Cardamom in oatmeal cookies? Yes! Maybe it’s just me, but I love chai tea. Cardamom, even the slightest bit, reminds me of a tall, hot mug of perfectly creamy chai tea. choc
So, the moral of this story is that you can turn those mistaken purchases into something positive if you just believe (sorry – that’s my Peter Pan reference for the day.) John wasn’t crazy about these cookies since they were “more oatmeal than cookie” in his words. He’s use to the “Oatmeal Cookies” you buy from the store. You know, the ones that are more cake-like with an icing filling. Crazy man!

choc cluster I know, I know – you want the recipe already – I’m just babbling on. Let me tell you how to make these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookies so you can make them for yourself. Find the recipe below and be sure to tell me what you think when you make them!

*Lesson: I think I’ve made it very clear that I’m a kitchen novice. I’m constantly learning as I go. Tonight the lesson I learned is that wax paper and parchment paper are not interchangeable. Baking cookies with wax paper at higher temperatures leads to a smoky, stinky mess in the kitchen. You’ve been warned!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Author: Amber
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 4 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 7 squares of baking chocolate, chopped
Directions
  1. Beat together the sugars and butter on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
  2. Reduce the speed of the mixer and add remaining ingredients (except the oats & chocolate.)
  3. Stir in (by hand, not with a mixer – it gets thick) the oats and chocolate chunks.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet (not wax paper) and bake at 375 for 9 minutes.

 

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Stacey @ Newlywed Survival - February 12, 2013

Love that you shared your mistake 🙂 Sounds like something I would do, and it is nice to hear I’m not the only one!

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Ronni Keller - February 14, 2013

You have my heart!! These are my FAV cookies ever!!!!

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Emily - February 16, 2013

Yummy! These sound delicious, I love oatmeal cookies. It’s tough to find a good recipe, so I’m always using the same one. Next time, I’ll give yours a shot!

{and, you’re not the only one who tried to substitute wax paper for parchment – I’ve done it, too!}

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Kathy Moody - February 16, 2013

Oh, these look so yummy!!! We love oatmeal cookies, so I have to try this one. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you share. Your newest FB and Twitter follower, too! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Hugs
Kathy

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twitter_DealinandDishin - February 20, 2013

Awesome recipe! I hate when I buy the wrong thing, but very cool you adapted it. I have never made oatmeal cookies. I should try them out;.

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    Amber - February 22, 2013

    Turning a negative into a positive is usually possible, you just gotta dig around a bit. These are really easy to make too, and I’ve made several batches so far – just a little oatmeal left.

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andi winslow - March 18, 2013

I am a cookie lover and your cookies look very tasty. andi

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Kelly @ View Along the Way - March 18, 2013

These look SO SO dangerously good! Thanks for linking ’em up to Monday Funday!

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Meg - March 19, 2013

These look amazing! I love the layout of this recipe, thanks for the pictures and easy directions. I look forward to trying these.
-Meg

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Emily - March 22, 2013

These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned!

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Miz Helen - March 23, 2013

Hi Amber,
Your Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies need to be in my Cookie Jar. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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Kathleen Young - October 6, 2013

Made these today via pinterest. They were super yummy and went well with a tall glass of milk!

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