Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I confess to having a bit of a sweet tooth this summer. For better or worse, I'm sure I've eaten my weight in cookies and pies.

I've had this recipe for years but it's lately grown into a family favorite. They're hearty and sweet but not overwhelmingly so. I like to make them large so they fit perfectly in the palm of my hand.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup rolled oats [sometimes I used old-fashioned, sometimes quick]
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
[note: double everything above, you'll love them!]

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars with mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 12 minutes or until very lightly browned.