Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

by Stefanie Michaels

It is said, that cookies can bring smiles to anyone. It sure makes we AG staff pretty darn smiley. Celebrity chef, Anne Burrell has made the likes of songster Taylor Swift sing her praises (on Twitter) for Anne’s Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie recipe. So, we thought we’d share it here, too!
Makes about 4 dozen, double the ingredients for double the cookies!

The Makings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½  tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½  tsp. cinnamon
  • ½  lb. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp, plus more for greasing
  • 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
  • ½  cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz. block dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt

Let’s cook it!

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a baking sheet.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, kosher salt, rolled oats, and cinnamon.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add in vanilla, and eggs one at a time.
  • Using a rubber spatula, gradually add the flour mixture into the batter-sugar mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Another addition is to fold in the chocolate and walnuts as an option.
  • Use a tablespoon to size balls of dough, place on baking sheet. Leave a couple of inches between cookie dough. Bake 12 to 13 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and sprinkle each one with a few grains of sea salt. Do this while the cookies are hot so the salt sticks.
  • Let cookies cool before moving to cooling rack or serving dish.