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Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

March 3, 2015 (Last Updated: June 28, 2019)

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Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

You are going to love these cookies, because they have dark chocolate, walnuts, and old fashioned oatmeal.  They are a basic cookie with no secret cooking method involved.  Just a basic cookie with amazing ingredients.  We eat a lot of homemade cookies around here.

My kids love to bake them at any opportunity they can find.  However, we are pretty traditional with our cookies.  We usually make Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal cookies without raisins, and the occasional sugar cookies pops in from time to time.

During the Christmas holidays, I bake a big variety of cookies, but the rest of the year, just the basics.  I decided it was time to change things up around here.  While at the grocery store the other day, I paused to look at the chocolate choices.  Whoa….when did all those varieties arrive?

I know, they’ve probably been there for years, but as I said, I’m just a regular chocolate chip gal. In fact, I usually just buy the HUGE bag at Costco and never buy them in the small grocery store size so I have managed to miss any new trends in the chocolate chip area.

Going out on a limb, I selected two different varieties; dark chocolate morsels (they are just slightly larger than regular chips) and cinnamon chips!

Dark chocolate oat cookies cooling on a baking rack.

The kids and I tried both kinds of chips and declared both were yummy.  We then had to come up with a slightly different version of cookie to use them.  We decided to start with the dark chocolate.  This recipe is a combination of all our “regular” cookies that we make. We’ve decided to save the cinnamon chips for another adventure!

We used oatmeal, walnuts, and played with the rest of the basics needed for a great cookie!  I think we landed on a good one.  This is one that will now be on our regular cookie rotation!

These cookies are perfectly crisp with just a slightly chewy center.  The dark chocolate adds just an extra touch of elegance and the walnuts add a perfect crunch.  We debated whether pecans might be better, but since we didn’t have any on hand, we only tried the walnuts.  I might give the pecans a try in the future.

Cookies made with dark chocolate chips and oats!

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Dark chocolate oat cookies

5 from 1 vote
Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies
Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Dark Chocolate Morsels are combined with oats and walnuts.
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate oatmeal cookies, oat cookies, oat cookies with dark chocolate
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter at room temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 10 oz Dark Chocolate Morsels bag
  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. In separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla
  4. Mix in Flour mixture.
  5. Fold in walnuts and chocolate
  6. Place small scoops on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    FRED G
    May 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    5 stars
    Interesting combo for a great taste

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    March 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I know what you mean about all the different kinds of chocolates being offered at supermarkets. I recently bought some chocolate morsels with mint flavouring inside. Your cookies look delicious- I think I’ll skip lunch now and go straight or your biscuits (I mean ‘cookies’)!

    • Reply
      March 8, 2015 at 6:07 am

      Chocolate mint chips sound delicious…I need to give those a try!

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    A Taste Of Madness
    March 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    These cookies look so good! I am all about oat cookies, but with chocolate in them? I am sold!

    • Reply
      March 6, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      The chocolate makes these extra delicious!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    March 6, 2015 at 6:04 am

    These cookies look delicious. They look crispy with just enough softness in the center. I love the milk straws.

    • Reply
      March 6, 2015 at 6:11 am

      Thanks Erin! They were delicious!!!

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    March 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Love dark chocolate anything. These are fantastic!

    • Reply
      March 5, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Kelsey!

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    March 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    holy sugar-snaps this looks delicious!

  • Reply
    March 5, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Now I really want some cookies. These look delish!

    • Reply
      March 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      You’d better get baking to satisfy that cookie craving!

  • Reply
    March 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I’m on the fence whether I should use walnuts like you did or try the pecans. Truly, I adore both! And oatmeal just makes a cookie nutritious. Well, sort of. Just have had this hankering for a good, solid cookie to make with my girls and I think this is it!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Let me know if you make them and if you go with the walnuts or the pecans!

  • Reply
    John@Kitchen Riffs
    March 4, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I love oatmeal cookies — so much flavor, and I love the texture. And chocolate combines so well with oatmeal! Very nice — thanks.

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks John! In my book, everything tastes great with chocolate!

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    Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    March 4, 2015 at 8:38 am

    These look perfect- crispy and a little chewy on the inside is just how I like them! Your photos are mouthwatering!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      They were the perfect cookie….except they didn’t stick around for long!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 3, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    You definitely have got me craving cookies right now – these look divine!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

      Better start baking! Thanks Thalia!

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    Annie @Maebells
    March 3, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Oh man! I adore these big beautiful cookies!! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite!

    • Reply
      March 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      I agree…somehow the oatmeal makes me think they are somewhat healthy!

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    Renee@Two in the Kitchen
    March 3, 2015 at 6:14 am

    This is my kind of cookie for sure!! 🙂

    • Reply
      March 3, 2015 at 6:22 am

      It is quite delicious!

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