Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies

I have quite a yummy recipe to share with you today!

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This recipe is brought to you by: My internet went down and to avoid freaking out over my lack of ability to send out an important article, I made cookies.

(Follow up: Then I ate way too many of the cookies, drove to Burger King and hopped on their internet from the parking lot to get my work done and publish this blog post.)

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Cookies make any situation a little bit better.

And good news! These cookies are made with oats, whole wheat flour and canola oil which means they’re completely healthy… right? Sure.

Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 10 – 12 cookies (depending on how much dough you eat)

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (may increase to 3 teaspoons if you desire a more chocolaty cookie)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flours, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine sugars and beat in one egg.
  4. Mix canola oil and vanilla into sugar mixture .
  5. Slowly beat sugar mixture into flour mixture. Your dough should be slightly runny.
  6. Gradually beat oats into mixture until a thicker dough forms.
  7. Use a tablespoon to portion out cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until tops of cookies are slightly browned.

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I was really impressed with how these cookies turned out since I was just playing around in the kitchen and didn’t have high hopes. I loved the light touch of cocoa flavor and the chewiness from the oats. These will definitely be made in this house again!

Comments

  1. Rachel says

    My friend and I went home and made these after our Zumba workout last night! Added a little more cocoa, some dark chocolate chips, dried cherries, and almonds. So good, thank you :)

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  2. says

    sadly, these cookies didnt turn out for me. I may have used a little too much cocoa, but I didnt think the consistency would turn out like this. I noticed that the batter (before adding oats), was too thick, so I added a little more oil. It is overly crunchy/flaky on the outer rim of the cookie, and gummy/chewy in the inside. Also, they don’t really have a flavor at all :( I hope other people have better luck with them

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  3. Erin says

    These cookies are amazing! The only change I made was instead of the cocoa powder (I was out), I used Chocolate PB2 (same measurment). Plus, they were only 3 WW pointsplus for a large cookie! My kids LOVED these! And with only 1/2 c sugar and the whole wheat flour and oats, I felt good about giving it to them. I will be making these again!

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