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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ground Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hearty chocolate chip cookie made with ground oats and lots of nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ground Oats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 32
Author Anna
Cost 5


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  • 1 cup walnut or pecan pieces
  • 20 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature (285 grams)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed (200 grams)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (96 grams)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 2 teaspoons espresso powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 large large egg
  • 1 large large egg yolk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (260 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (90 grams)
  • 3 cups any combination of semi-sweet bitter sweet chocolate chunks


  • Toast the nuts in a large skillet and let them cool completely.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars; Beat in the vanilla, then beat in your choice of 1) lemon juice or 2) dissolved espresso. I used lemon juice. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat just until eggs are until blended into the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt. Add the flour mixture to the batter and mix just until well-blended. Add the oats to the batter and stir just until blended. Stir in the cooled chopped nuts and chocolate
  • Chill the dough for at least an hour. Note: I portion it first. By that I mean I scoop it onto plastic wrap lined dinner plates, cover and refrigerate until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Spoon large tablespoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet; bake one sheet at a time for 13-15 minutes or until cookies are brown around edges but still soft in the middle. Allow them to sit on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool.
  • The yield is supposed to be 48 cookies, but I tend to make mine slightly larger and wind up with fewer.