A few years ago, my sister gave me the most darling Christmas gift ever, Winnie the Pooh’s Cookie Book! Not only do I love Winnie the Pooh (no shame), but I have such a love for baking, so to this day, it’s still one of my most favorite gifts. This book is full of so many unique and tasty cookie recipes, but the one that my husband and I have loved the most, is the Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Need I say more?! For real, ya’ll, these cookies could not be any more delicious. Complete chocolate galore! The recipe bakes 4 dozen, so there’s plenty to enjoy, share with your friends (bless you) and to freeze for later (which we have yet to do with these, because they are so easy to completely devour)!
My husband and I are OBSESSED with all things dark chocolate and I am always incorporating it into the desserts that I make, whenever possible! This recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate, which is already wonderful, but I substituted bittersweet for extra dark, and let me tell you, IT. IS. SO. GOOD. What I love most about dark chocolate is the balance that it brings to desserts. I am very picky when it comes to sweetness and whenever dark chocolate is involved, it just never lets me down. Jay and I are also big oatmeal fans, as well, so that is another ingredient that I really like to use whenever I am baking cookies. But I’ll stop yacking away and actually give you all the recipe now!
- 2 sticks of softened butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of flour
- ¾ cup of sifted cocoa
- 1 ½ cups of blended oatmeal
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
- ⅔ cup of coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
Beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix well.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa, blended oatmeal, baking powder, and salt together, and stir into butter mixture. Add chocolate and mix.
Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets and bake at 325 ͒ F for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove baked cookies from the oven, transfer them over to cooling racks and allow them to cool for about 2-3 minutes.
Did I say YUM?! These cookies are a regular in our house and I hope you all love and enjoy the rich, chocolaty goodness, as much as we do. Thanks for reading!