Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

February 15, 2011

This week’s recipe for the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers is Chocolate Oatmeal Drops, selected by Caroline and Claire of Bake With Us. What is a Chocolate Oatmeal Drop? They’re a chewy, super-chocolatey, brownie-ish cookie with oatmeal mixed in, which adds more chewy texture (and a little fiber!).

What I did: I made half the recipe and omitted the cinnamon. I ate a lot of the dough before baking; I’m a dough lover and this was an especially delicious cookie dough.

How it went: I didn’t even need to pull out the mixer or for these. I didn’t need to pull butter out of the fridge ahead of time either – hooray! The method to make these is similar to many brownie recipes: the butter, brown sugar, and chocolate are melted, the eggs are whisked in, and then the dry ingredients are added. The dough is really soft, but I was still able to scoop it using a cookie scoop.

How it tasted: The dough was delicious! The baked cookies were delicious! They’re thin and chewy and I love how you can see the pieces of oatmeal inside the cookie (there’s no hiding the fact that these contain oatmeal). My husband liked these a lot; he thought they were very tasty and appreciated the “hints of healthiness” from the oatmeal. I thought I’d give some to the neighbor, but they disappeared quickly enough that I didn’t need to give any away. Success!

Ready to give these a spin? Look on page 75 of Baking: From My Home to Yours, or here on Bake With Us.


  1. My cookies were thick and chewy, but I loved them too. Glad your hubby obviously liked them!

  2. Mine were thin and chewy like yours! Everyones I’ve seen so far are fat..Im like what the….. But guess what they tasted very good!!
    Im glad you and your husband enjoyed them! I love anything with oatmeal in them!!

  3. I liked the dough better than the cookies on this one, but they weren’t bad. It didn’t help that I made heavenly divine chocolate truffle cakes the day before and those were a huge step above cookies. You know. 😉

  4. Mmmm, looks like a winner to me! Glad these were a hit for y’all! 🙂

  5. I really wanted to like these with their yummy chocolate and oats, but the combination just didn’t work for me. I wasn’t even tempted to eat the dough – never a good sign! I’m glad they were a hit for you guys 🙂

  6. Hint of healthiness…that’s a good way to put it! They look delicious.

  7. It is a good sign when they just seem to disppear!

  8. It is definitely a success when they’re gone before you can share. I am a big cookie dough sampler as well, sometimes I like it better than the actual cookies.

  9. I loved the oats in these too. They made for a great texture.

  10. Beautiful Jill – how neat they disappeared so fast! These were not the prettiest, but the tastiest!

  11. i wanted my cookies to spread, and it’s quite weird that they didn’t because that is usually my story. weird. but i agree, the batter was delish and disappeared quickly here too!! great job!

  12. I too omitted the cinnamon and I was also impressed by the “hints of healthiness” provided by the oatmeal. thanks for baking along with us this week, I am glad the dough was a treat.

  13. These look delicious, especially with the oatmeal. I like that they are nice and thin!

  14. A brownie-ish cookie? With fiber? Be still my heart!

  15. Hey cookie dough lover! Me too. I would love to have some of these.

  16. Oooh, I will have to try these as cookies… especially if they are chewy. They look so nice and chocolatey.

    P.S. I enjoyed your pics of Costa Rica. The sloths are really adorable. My hubs and I honeymooned in CR and we also visited the Arenal Volcano and a cloud forest, although I don’t remember the name. It was a lovely country. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  17. Love the look of your cookies-mine turned out thick for some reason-I think I would have liked them so much more had they have turned out thin like yours!

  18. You are so funny, I always chuckle over something over here…dough lover. I skipped these as I was just not up for messing with chocolate that week but seeing yours I think I need to go back and rewind as the guys would surely love these! Great photo of that cookie and it’s insides.

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