06 September 2018

Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - The Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - The Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie (less sugar and bittersweet chocolate) / www.delightfulrepast.com

I first came up with these double chocolate cookies way back in the days when I thought the more chocolate the better. And I must say, even though I’m no longer all that keen on chocolate, I rather enjoy these.

Of course, I’ve taken a couple of measures in recent times to make them less cloyingly sweet and a tad more “adult.” I’ve cut back on the sugar and used bittersweet (72% cacao) chocolate chunks instead of semisweet chocolate chips.

So, with less sugar and all organic ingredients, these are practically “health food,” right? And if you make precisely 46 equal cookies as I do, 3 of them come in under my self-imposed daily sugar allowance!

I like to freeze half the cookies in their raw state, to be baked fresh on another occasion. This is the sort of cookie that is really good just-out-of-the-oven warm with a cold glass of milk. Or in my case, a hot cup of tea! How about you?

Chewy Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - The Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie (less sugar and bittersweet chocolate) / www.delightfulrepast.com

Please Pin it and share it!

Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


(Makes 46 cookies)

1 1/2 dip-and-sweep cups (7.5 ounces/213 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (8 ounces/227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 firmly packed cup (5.25 ounces/149 grams) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (3.5 ounces/99 grams) sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup (2 fluid ounces/59 ml) water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (8 ounces/227 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
Half of 10-ounce package (1 generous cup/5 ounces/142 grams) bittersweet chocolate chunks
1 cup (4 ounces/113 grams) chopped walnuts

* I always buy organic, fair trade certified chocolate products.

1 In small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

2 In stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, water and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture, then oats, chocolate chunks and nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to a few days. (Very cold dough will need to sit at room temperature for a bit to become more scoopable.)

3 Preheat oven to 350F/180C/Gas4. Drop #40 scoops (0.8 ounces or approximately 1.5tablespoons) of dough 3 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. With a glass (I use a 2 1/4-inch diameter 1/3-cup flat-bottomed metal measuring cup),* press each scoop into a 2 1/4-inch round. Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes, or until firm around the edges but still a little soft in the center.

* Actually, that's what I used to do. I'm not that prissy anymore! I just use my fingers to flatten them a bit because I can't stand a mounded up cookie that isn't supposed to be that way!

4 Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight container.

To freeze dough: Drop scoops of dough on foil-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly, as directed above. When the unbaked cookies are completely frozen, push them all to the middle of the foil and wrap them well in it.

To bake frozen dough: Preheat oven to 350F/180C/Gas4. Place raw cookies 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15-17 minutes.

Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon .com and affiliated sites.


Chewy Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - The Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie (less sugar and bittersweet chocolate) / www.delightfulrepast.com


Jean

66 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi Jean!The cookies look delicious!I really looooove chocolate!Have a lovely day!Hugs!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maristella. And hugs to you!

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

I’m betting this recipe would never make it to the oven in my house. Bittersweet chocolate with nearly raw oatmeal in a raw cookie dough (you realize these are some of the ingredients of classically favored and flavored aphrodisiacs) would indeed be a staple of life! Five cleavers.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, five cleavers?! I am so honored! It is a pretty tasty cookie, if I do say so myself.

bj said...

These sound delightful.....must try them.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

BJ, thank you so much. Lovely to hear from you! Hope you are well.

Miz Helen said...

Your Chocolate Chip Cookies need to be in my cookie jar, yummy! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Cheryl said...

Health food. Definitely health food. :D
Need to try these! For my health, of course.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Miz Helen, wish I could pop right over with a batch for you! We could have a glass of iced tea and a nice chat!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Of course, Cheryl, strictly for your health! Thanks for taking a few minutes away from grandmothering adorable Judah to pop in!

Grace said...

I've got a double chocolate cookie recipe from Hershey and I never put the chocolate chunks in because I don't like chocolate chunks but whenever I am baking something chocolate I always use unsweetened dark cocoa powder - actually I always use unsweetened everything - I like chocolate, not crazy about sweet.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Grace, if you're not crazy about sweet, you might appreciate MY desserts - because I make everything less sweet.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...these cookies look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!

Angie Schneider said...

These have me seriously crave some oatmeal cookies! Love your chocolate version, Jean.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Debby! And they're practically health food! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Angie. I like that they're not so sweet as most cookies.

ellen b. said...

Looks like another great recipe, Jean! I like coffee with my chocolate or water.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Ellen! I think coffee and chocolate are one of those magical combinations, far better together than either could ever be alone.

Margie said...

You had me at chocolate, Jean! Tea and chocolate cookies are my favourite combo and these cookies are perfect for adulting.

Thanks for the visit.

Phil in the Kitchen said...

I'm a big fan of cookies that can be baked form frozen especially if they're not too sweet and these sound just ideal. I'd definitely munch one or two with a good cup of tea, unless someone was offering a small glass of Maury or Banyuls. It would be churlish of me to turn those down.

Cranberry Morning said...

Well they certainly look delicious, Jean. I cut the sugar in recipes but I'd never thought of bitter sweet chocolate instead of semi sweet. Great idea. I always freeze cookies right away because I like them better frozen. I know. It's just me. Lol

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Okay Jean, now I want a cookie or two or three! I like the idea of baking part of them to enjoy hot out of the oven later. ♥

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, thanks so much. Whip up a batch soon and get to "adulting!"

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Phil, you wouldn't want to be churlish! And I do believe that would go very well with this cookie. Good idea!

Bonnie said...

Oh by gosh! Those look so rich and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Judy! I'll have to pop one in the freezer and see how I like it straight from the freezer. You might be onto something.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Martha. And, yes, I am so looking forward to baking up the frozen ones in a few days.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Bonnie! Husband just ate the last two. So I'll bake the frozen half batch in a day or two.

Cocoa and Lavender said...

Finding the balance of sweet is a real art! These look delicious!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, David! Yes, balance is the thing.

April J Harris said...

Now that's my kind of cookie, Jean! I'd be delighted to enjoy one of your Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with a cup of coffee or tea! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Sharing around, including on the H&S Facebook page. Have a lovely weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

Wow. I wish I could have one right now. I've just put the kettle on.
Amalia
xo

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I agree! Health food. :) Pinning. These look delicious.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

April, thank you so much. H&S and other shares are *much* appreciated!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Very choclate-y, Jean, and I'm sure delish with a cup of tea! I freeze the balls of cookie dough, too, so that I can have a freshly baked cookie after my lunch...so comforting!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Amalia, I've just put the kettle on as well, but no cookies. All gone, except for the half batch of raw cookies frozen to be baked another day.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lea Ann. Thank you ever so. Pins are much appreciated.

Jeanie said...

What is NOT to love in this recipe? These look just fabulous and I can't wait to try them!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jean, your cookies look delicious! I've made chocolate chip oatmeal but I don't remember baking chocolate chunk with chocolate oatmeal. I will definitely be giving these a try. Thank you for the recipe.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Kitty. Isn't it a good feeling having raw cookies in the freezer at all times?! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jeanie. I hope you'll try them very soon and let me know how you like them!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sandi, I hope you like them. People always rave about them (though I haven't heard from my neighbor I gave some to the other day--hope they weren't too "adult" for them!).

Gerlinde de Broekert said...

Anything with chocolate gets my attention and your cookies are right up my alley.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Gerlinde! I don't even like chocolate, and I like them, so if you like chocolate ...

Pauline Wiles said...

Yes to pairing them with tea, and how wonderful that you've made them less sweet. Jean, you're really talking my language. 46 sounds like a lot but I do see the wisdom of having a batch in the freezer.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Pauline! And, boy, has my freezer stash of various things saved me this week!

Marilyn Miller said...

Yummm! The cookies sound delicious. I was just thinking chocolate cookies and heading to my kitchen now to make chocolate peanut butter chip cookies.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

And I wonder what kind of tea you'll have with those, Marilyn. I like a nice hearty Assam or English breakfast with chocolate!

Jann Olson said...

Chewy chocolate deliciousness! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Aw, Jann, thanks! And hugs to you.

Tony Grant said...

"Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - The Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie" You mention the word ,"chocolate," three times, Jean. You got me on the first ,"Chocolate." I love a good chocolate cookie and this sounds like a, great chocolate cookie. So, adult, in the sense of adult content in a novel or perhaps an x rated film?? Ha! Ha! An ,"adult, " cookie! Its got naughty connotations there Jean. I would love to eat one with a nice cup of tea. All the best, Tony

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Tony. The thing I've never liked about chocolate chip cookies is the overly sweet "semisweet" chocolate chips; now that they've come out with bittersweet chocolate chunks … And if you're a warm cookie fan, you will really like freezing some raw cookies and having them fresh out of the oven.

Mrs.AOK said...

Yum!! These remind me of something my mom use to make for us when were little. She didn't put as much chocolate in hers, but you said the adult cookie and you're right, as an adult I'm all about more chocolate!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Dean, thanks so much! Yes, more chocolate plus less sugar equals more "adult"!

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Oh, I would say these are perfectly healthy for you. And I like that you can freeze the dough. Perfect to be enjoyed with hot chocolate.

Michelle Leslie said...

Oh this sounds so incredibly yummy Jean. All that chocolatey goodness would just make my day

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Tandy. I make a rather "adult" hot chocolate, too!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Michelle, thank you. Cookies are such an easy way to get one's chocolate!

Kitchen Riffs said...

I definitely like chocolate, but I'm with you on no longer craving it like I used to. I won't turn it down, though! These cookies look great -- you're right, really adult flavor. No need for milk or tea, although both would be welcome. One of the better beverage combos with chocolate things that aren't too sweet is stout -- worth a try, in case you haven't. Good stuff -- thanks.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Perfect timing, Jean--or at least I made it that way. I've saved the recipe to look at until my hubby got his follow up results on cancer treatment yesterday. He's in remission! Chocolate chip cookies are his favorite so tonight he gets cookies, salad and pot roast--all comfort foods for a comfortable and happy result. I love your putting bittersweet chocolate in it. And you already have the walnuts he specifically requested!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

John, thank you. AND thanks for the tip on what to drink with chocolate things. Must try it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sue, I'm so glad to hear he's in remission. I know he'll be comforted by your lovely comfort food dinner AND by your wonderful company! (Yes, chocolate chip cookies *must* have walnuts!)

Ariana said...

YUM! These look delicious! And I love that the recipe makes a huge amount, more for me to eat! :D

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Ariana! Yeah, why mess around? Go ahead and make a big batch!

Lucy At Home Blog said...

Oh my goodness - these look soooo yummy! I am still very much living in the chocolate-everything stage! And (this is the absolute truth) - I took 1 look at your cookie photo and got an irresistable urge for chocolate cookie so I'm now spilling crumbs all over my computer keyboard while I do my commenting! Hahaha. #blogcrush

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Aw, thanks, Lucy. I hope you'll give them a try. But I hate crumbs on (and especially underneath) my keyboard!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...