Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

October 17, 2006 at 4:25 am (B plus, Cookies, Dessert, Website / blog)


This recipe is modified from a chain email about a $250 Neiman Marcus cookie recipe which is apparently an urban myth. Regardless, the recipe is great. Blended oats replace some of the flour in this recipe, and give the cookies a hearty flavor and toothsome texture.

Cream together:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Add and mix well:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla

Add to wet:

  • 2 1/2 cups whole oatmeal, blended to an almost flour
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 3/4 lb. Chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted nuts

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.

My Notes

The first time I made these cookies they turned out perfect. The last few times however, the dough was quite dry and the chocolate chips and nuts would barely stay in the dough. I’m not sure what I did differently. My mom makes these vegan, by substituting 2/3 cup canola oil for the butter, and 1/2 cup applesauce for the eggs. She usually just makes half the recipe though. This weekend we tried instead substituting 2.5 Tbs. blended flax seeds mixed with 3 Tbs. water for the one egg, and 1/4 cup of canola oil + 1/4 cup applesauce for the 1/2 cup of butter. The cookies came out tasty, but very crispy, almost hard.

Rating: B+

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