About this recipe:Oatmeal cookies are given a makeover with the addition of cocoa and chocolate chips. Irresistible! Raisins or sultanas can be substituted for chocolate chips.
125g plain flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
110g margarine or butter
110g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g porridge oats
85g plain chocolate chips
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays. Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon. Mix in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto trays, leaving 5cm between each.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
These cookies are everything you are looking for in a cookie. I made them exactly as written with the exception of adding chopped walnuts (a personal preference) and found them to have great chocolate taste and a wonderful chew. The cinnamon gave just a hint of zip. They were excellent and I will be making them again. The next time I may replace the cinnamon with espresso powder to deepen the chocolate flavor. - 16 Aug 2012