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Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

March 3, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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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!

Chocolate chip 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.

Twenty cookies lined up in even rows on a baking rack.

Other delicious cookies:

Cookies on a board with a yellow dish filled with more cookies next to them.

Rows of chocolate chip cookies on a baking rack.

Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

Dark Chocolate Morsels are combined with oats and walnuts.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 172 kcal


  • 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)


  • Mix dry ingredients together.
  • In separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla
  • Mix in Flour mixture.
  • Fold in walnuts and chocolate
  • Place small scoops on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 81mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword chocolate oatmeal cookies, oat cookies, oat cookies with dark chocolate
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    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.

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      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!

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      March 4, 2015 at 7:51 pm

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

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    [email protected] 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!

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      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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    [email protected] 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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