Marvelous twist on a classic favorite.
And tell the truth–you know that positively everything is genetically enhanced when chocolate is involved. I read it somewhere–therefore, it is of course true. You will also be pleased to know that this sweet little cookie was approved by the State Childcare Program as a good snack choice for daycare children because it has so darn much oatmeal in it. So you can breathe easy while you snarf these down…they’re good for you…heh, heh.
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
2-1/2 cups butter
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups oats
12 oz. chocolate chips (optional…ok, not really)
Heat oven to 375*. In a mixer bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from pan.
Have them for breakfast with a glass of milk.
Call it oatmeal.