Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and packed with nutty flavor. These Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies aren't too sweet, so they're perfect for back-to-school snacks, afternoon pick-me-ups, and weekend hikes.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
1 ½ cups (175) rolled oats
1 ½ cups (220) all purpose flour
¾ tsp (6g) baking soda
1 ½ cups (190g) pecans
8 oz (267g) dark chocolate, chopped
1 ¾ sticks (198g) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (260g) packed light brown sugar
¾ cups (160g) granulated sugar
1 tsp (8g) kosher salt
1 ½ tsp (6g) vanilla extract
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk


Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven 350F. Add the oats to a food processor and pulse until they resemble a very coarse meal. Transfer the oats to a medium mixing bowl and whisk in the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. Place the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Transfer the pecans to the food processor pulse until broken into small pieces.
  3. Add all the chopped chocolate, including the fine pieces and powder, to a medium bowl. Pour the hot pecans on top.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla extract on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Reduce the speed to low and add the egg and egg yolk. Beat until combined.
  6. Add the flour mixture in two additions, beating just until combined. Add the chocolate and pecans and beat until swirled through. Note: the bits of melted chocolate will incorporate into the dough.
  7. Transfer the dough to a large sheet of plastic wrap, seal it, and refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Scoop 2 oz portions of dough onto a sheet pan lined with parchment, leaving 3 inches between the cookies. Bake until the edges of the cookies are set, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
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