Chunky Chocolate Oat Cookies


Sometimes you just need some good old, classic comfort.

Whether its because its cold and rainy, you’re feeling unwell, or you’re just having a bad week, a bit of love and some familiar comfort food can make you feel a little better.


This particular week was a pretty bad one. On top of the bad week, everything I tried to bake was just going wrong too.

Do you believe that your mood influences the food you cook? Because during this particular week, a batch of pastry cream I made turned green (yeah, I don’t even know), a vanilla slice I made at culinary school collapsed, I smashed a bottle of Marsala we use for the zabaglione cupcake at work and it went EVERYWHERE (like, even under the cupboard), and a chocolate tart I baked just wouldn’t set no matter how long I left it in the oven.


It wasn’t my week. And I needed some cookies. Some comfort cookies. Which for me, basically meant some chocolate chip cookies.

Oats are comforting too, right? And nutritious! So in they went into my fat, chocolate chunk, comfort cookies.


And so I sat down with my cookies and watched the season finale of Gossip Girl, hoping that Chuck and Blair would finally get together again so I could be cheered up, even just a little.


CHUNKY CHOCOLATE OAT COOKIES

Adapted from How Sweet It Is.

110g unsalted butter (1/2 cup, 1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chunks

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line 2 trays with baking paper.

Brown your butter. Put it in a saucepan over a medium-low heat. Stir continuously until the butter is bubbly and frothy on top and there are brown speckles at the bottom of the pan. Remove the butter from the heat and pour into a large mixing bowl.

Add both sugars, and whisk well to combine. Whisk in the egg and vanilla.

Add the flour, coconut, oats, salt and baking powder and stir until incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Scoop large tablespoons of dough onto the baking trays, allowing room for spreading.

Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Makes 16 cookies.

18 Thoughts on “Chunky Chocolate Oat Cookies

  1. Looks delicious…there’s nothing like chocolate chip cookies for comfort! Sorry to hear you had a bad week, hope this one is better :)

  2. Looks fantastic! I would so love to try some. I reckon I could polish off an entire plateful in 5 minutes flat!

  3. chunky. The way i like it :D

  4. This hasn’t really been my week either, with lots of essays to write and I was also hoping that Chuck and Blair came back together again…. So I am going to follow your advice and make this delicious cookies! :)

  5. Looks fantastic! Sigh, you are such an amazing photography! LOVE :)

  6. Jordan on May 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm said:

    i made these the day i saw the post and oh man, they are SO good. there is just something about vanilla, coconut, oats, and chocolate. i think this might be my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!! Seriously! :)

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  9. Jujupip on September 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

    I’m going to make these later- I’ll let you know how I get on – the recipe ticks all my boxes and I’m especially intrigued by the instruction to brown your butter first of all! Never done that but I hope it might give the cookies a more nutty flavour?
    Lovely website with perfect name :)
    Julia

  10. Katie Hickin on May 13, 2013 at 12:55 am said:

    Not a fan of coconut, could i substitute it for anything else? Just discovered your blog and loving it! Literally want to bake everything :)

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