Two Chocolate Oaties

Posted on August 14, 2011


I am not sure what to call these cookies.  They have also been called the “Famous Stolen Cookie Recipe.”  This recipe has been circulating on the internet for some time, and there is an urban legend that circulates with it.  Apparently, some lady was enjoying these delicious cookies at an upscale cafe so much she pleaded with the chef for the recipe.  He told her he would give it to her for $2.50.  She quickly agreed.  When she got her credit card statement, she realized she had been charged $250, not $2.50.  She called the cafe and protested, but they said she was already in possession of the recipe so there was nothing they could do.  She plotted to get even–and her idea was to spread this recipe all over the internet so they could not dupe anyone ever again.  I think I got this recipe from my dear friend Miss O’Haley.

I doubt the story is true, but this is an EXCELLENT cookie recipe nonetheless.  People are always asking for the recipe.

This recipe makes a TON.  So it is fabulous when you have a bunch of boy scouts or teenagers to feed.  The recipe can be halved too.

Two Chocolate Oaties 

2 cups butter (you got it–1 lb.)

2 c. brown sugar, packed

2 c. white sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

4 c. flour

5 c. blended oats (put five cups regular rolled oats in the blender and blend until you get a coarse flour)

2 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

12 oz. dark chocolate chips

12 oz. high quality milk chocolate candy bar, roughly chopped into little squares

Beat butter until fluffy.  Add sugars and beat some more.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.  Beat in Vanilla.  In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.  Add to the wet ingredients and beat until combined.  Stir in chocolates.

Bake at 375 for about 8-10 min in a regular oven.  I think in our Convection oven we only cook them about six minutes.  You want them still slightly gooey in the middle so when they cool they are still chewy.

A truly excellent cookie!

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