1 lb Butter
7/8 lb Sugar (granulated white)
7/8 lb Brown sugar (dark brown)
4 Eggs (large – use 5 if
2 1/8 ts Vanilla extract
7/8 lb Flour (sift before
1/2 lb Rolled oats (oatmeal);
1 1/8 ts Salt
2 1/8 ts Baking soda
2 1/8 ts Baking powder
1 1/2 lb Chocolate chips (being a
-purist, I prefer
7 7/8 oz Chocolate bar; finely
7/8 lb Chopped nuts (I prefer
-walnuts, but you ca
1. Preheat oven to 190 C .
2. Cream together the butter and the sugars.
3. Sift together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and
shredded chocolate bar.
4. Add eggs and vanilla to creamed sugar and butter, then mix all
5. Mix chocolate chips and nuts into mixture.
6. Drop by onto ungreased cookie sheet in small drops.
7. Bake 6 minutes or until done.
Author’s Notes: These cookies are a combination of oatmeal and chocolate
chip. They are very rich, but very tasty. The recipe was obtained from a
friend of a friend, who supposedly paid a large amount of money for it.
However, the cookies do not taste exactly the same as the name brand.
A blender works very well to powder the oats and the chocolate bar. The
blender chops the oatmeal finer than a food processor. The powdered
chocolate bar should melt at the touch of your fingers. I prefer my cookies
just barely done, so that they remain chewy. If you want to send your taste
buds into heaven, butter the cookies as they come out of the oven (still
hot), and eat them still warm with a glass of cold milk. Note that cocoa is
not the same thing as a shredded chocolate bar. Note also that oatmeal is
not the same thing as quick-cooking oats or instant oatmeal. Oatmeal means
“rolled oats,” such as Quaker oats.
Difficulty : easy to moderate. Precision
: measure the ingredients.