Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

I get a major craving for oatmeal cookies about once a season and these gems with the double dose of chocolate chips hit the spot. Soft and chewy, they’re packed full of chocolate with a bonus of almond meal in the batter for extra protein and a textural boost.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chewy and packed full of two kinds of chocolate chips

Oatmeal Cookies with a Twist

Besides TWO different kind of chocolate chips, these oatmeal cookies have an unusual addition. I pulled some sliced almonds from the freezer and dumped them in my mini food processor. Pulsing the frozen nuts for a minute or two turned them into powdery almond flour or meal. Barely discernable except for a few flecks, which of course my family had to drill me about. Nick was heading back to college and was game to sample one. Not usually a big oatmeal cookie fan, he enjoyed these enough to take some back to campus. They are chewy, soft and irresistible. I had to hide the remainder in my freezer to minimize temptation.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chewy and packed full of two kinds of chocolate chips

Not Really Health Food!

I wouldn’t categorize these oatmeal cookies  as health food, but they are “healthier” than my usual cookies. The oats and almond meal add fiber plus the eggs and almond meal both add protein. Just don’t eat a dozen at one sitting! Though you may be tempted.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Double chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with a boost of texture from almond meal
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup almond meal (you can make your own by whizzing about ¾ cup frozen, sliced almonds in a food processor, till powdery)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.
  2. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract till well incorporated.
  3. Add the oats, almond meal, flour, baking powder and salt and mix till combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 1 hour.
  6. Heat the oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Scoop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten the cookies.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Chewy and packed full of two kinds of chocolate chips

Adapted from Roxana’s Home Baking.

Comments

  1. You can never go wrong with a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, these are perfect!

  2. Dear Lizzy, These sound wonderful and love the spin you put on these classics. I bet the almond meal adds a delicious flavor to these. They look perfect dear! xoxo, Catherine

  3. Yummy! I don’t think I have ever tried oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips 🙂

  4. We made batch on the weekend with a similar recipe, and I think I like yours better.

  5. Mary Hirsch says:

    If these work for Nick, they will work at my house. They look delicious.

  6. Liz, your cookies make me think of CNY where we’ll get to feast on lots of cookies etc! xoxo

  7. What a fantabulous idea to add in the slivered almonds…Thank you again for a winning recipe, Liz. Your cookies always get the biggest applause =)

  8. I can’t wait to try these! They look incredible!

  9. Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies are the best! Love that there is some almond meal and the two different chocolate chips in here sound perfect!

  10. You can tell by looking if a cookie is really good and these fit the bill. If I could have a few (no, probably it would take more than a few), I could tell you for absolutely certain 🙂

  11. Wow, I love the secret ingredient you added – great idea. These looks so good, you can’t go wrong with an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!

  12. love the idea of pulsing the frozen nuts!!! your cookies always look phenomenal!

  13. I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. These sound especially tasty with the almond meal and 2 varieties of chocolate chips.

  14. Two classics in one cookie are irresistible and the addition of almond meal is a nice surprise.

  15. I am on an endless search for the perfect oatmeal cookies. I can wait to check these out with the almond meal. I bet that adds such a great texture.

  16. ohhhhh I love how chewy and tasty these cookies look! I want ’em I want ’em! pulverized almonds were an awesome addition!

  17. Lizzy,
    I haven’t made oatmeal cookies because the hubby isn’t a fan. I’ll have to try yours though. Pinned and yummed.
    Annamaria

  18. Lizzy,
    I haven’t made oatmeal cookies because the hubby isn’t a fan. I’ll have to try yours though. Pinned and yummed.
    Annamaria

  19. These cookies look amazing! What changes would I have to make if I omit the almond meal? My daughter is allergic to all nuts.

    • Oh, gosh, I’m not sure! Another nut meal wouldn’t work in your case. I did a quick search, but no definitive answer—one source thought coconut flour might work. Or maybe just more oats (you could grind them so you’d be mimicking the texture). Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!

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