Monday, May 21, 2012

SRC: Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

It's that time again, time for another Secret Recipe Club post!  It's always so much fun browsing my assigned blog to find a fabulous recipe to make.  It's also challenging as there are SO many great recipes to choose from!  This month was no exception.  I was privileged to have the blog My Catholic Kitchen.

Beautiful Veronica resides in Virginia, and I've enjoyed getting to know her through reading many of her posts.  I can see her and I have alot in common.  Be sure to visit her blog, you will be inspired.

I chose Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and oh my are they delicious!!  My friend Keyti said they were the best cookies she ever had.  I lost count of how many she ate, but obviously they were a hit.  I thought they were perfect for that chocolate craving.  Does anyone else get that or is it just me?  :-)

So here we go with the recipe:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour**
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening (I used butter)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oats
1 cup coarsely chopped Ghiradelli dark chocolate (I used semi-sweet chips, just what I had)
1 cup chopped walnuts  (I omitted)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Cream the shortening and the two sugars together in a mixer.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again.  Next add your  flour mixture, and mix until combined.  Add the oats and again mix to combine.  Fold in chocolate.  

Drop cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.  

I want one right now.  But I put half my batch in the freezer to take to a gathering next week.  Can I wait?  ugh, I just don't know, they are sooo good!

Be sure to let me know what you think! 

**I found I needed to add an additional 1/2 cup flour.  My cookies were flattening out way too much, so the extra flour helped hold it together.  I recommend baking just one cookie first.


  1. These cookies look delicious! I can see why your friend ate so many ;)

  2. Homemade cookies have got to be the best food in the whole world!

  3. Those look yummy. Love the ribbon in the picture!

  4. I am so glad you got me for this months SRC. Your version of the cookies look great. I love your pictures too. The ribbon is a nice touch!

    1. Thanks Veronica!! It was fun having your blog. Love your transparent faith too! :-)

  5. Mmmm, delicious and you can feel like they are nutritious too. Great pick. So glad to be in the SRC club and to meet great foodie bloggers like you!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  6. Oh, boy, a new cookie recipe to try!!! These sound so yummy...I've made lots of oatmeal cookies, but I must try a chocolate oatmeal version! Excellent SRC pick :)

  7. I love oatmeal cookies! The chocolate is a wonderful addition! Yum!

  8. Chocolate and oatmeal are perfect together. These cookies look yummy. I often have to add a little extra flour to my cookies. I also think butter spreads more than shortening. Great SRC pick.

  9. These sound delicious. I have never had chocolate and oatmeal together. Where have I been?

  10. Oooh...these look irresistible. You can't go wrong with cookies. Flat or not! Oftentimes, when my butter is too soft before making the dough, I get flat cookies.

  11. Those look fantastic and look like they would satisfy any chocolate craving - even one of a food blogger ;) Great choice for SRC. Glad to be in group C with you. :D

  12. Can you imagine how pleased anyone would be to get that ribbon tied package? Happy Fellow Group C'er C: