Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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These Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are made with hearty oats, lots of dark chocolate (chips & gems) and sea salt. And even though they are made with vegan butter, they taste buttery rich, are soft on the inside and have a slight crisp to the outside. This cookie is my new obsession!

A group of soft and chewy Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

Recipe Features:

  • Paleo (grain-free and dairy-free)
  • Loaded with lots of delicious dark chocolate
  • Nice and hearty from the oats
  • Finished with salt for the perfect sweet/salty combo that we all love
  • Includes a lot of good for you ingredients
Three soft and chewy Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies in a row.

Ingredient Notes For These Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Eggs & Butter – Make sure both are at room temperature. This will lend to more even baking.
  • Oats – I love Bob’s Red Mill® products. So, for these cookies, I use and recommend old fashioned gluten-free whole grain oats. They give the cookies that great chewy and hearty texture.
  • Cinnamon – I add just a touch so that I stay true to that classic oatmeal cookie flavor. And it pairs beautifully with the chocolate as well.
  • Cookie Batter – After forming the dough balls, smash them down slightly and then place the chocolate gem on top. Doing this will prevent the chocolate chunk from rolling off.
  • Chocolate – I recommend that you try the Hu Kitchen brand I use for this recipe. It is absolutely delicious! And it contains no dairy, no refined sugar, etc., etc. It is made with just 3 ingredients.
  • Baked Cookies – Leave the cookies to rest on the sheet for 5 minutes. This will allow the cookies to finish cooking while resting.
  • Salt – Either flaky or coarse sea salt will work.
  • FYI These cookies (baked and unbaked) are freezer-friendly up to three months. (If you bake from frozen, just bake the frozen dough balls for an extra minute. There is no need to thaw first).
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A Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting Time: 35
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 56 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x

Description

These Dark-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are made with hearty oats, lots of dark chocolate (chips & gems) and sea salt. And even though they are made with vegan butter, they taste buttery rich, are soft on the inside and have a slight crisp to the outside.


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract (plus a slash more)
  • 1 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill® Grain Free Paleo Baking Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill® Old Fashioned Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
  • 1 9 oz bag Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels (equivalent to 1 1/3 cup)
  • Hu Snacking & Baking Dark Chocolate Gems, for topping
  • Optional: Flaky Sea Salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Baking sheet: Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Make the batter: Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs and mix on high until just incorporated. Scrape down the sides as needed. Add the vanilla and mix on high until combined. Set aside.
  3. Dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add it to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  4. Mix: With a spatula or wooden spoon stir in the oats and chocolate morsels by hand.
  5. Form the dough: Roll balls of dough (about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. (Using a cookie scoop or large spoon will work great since the dough can be sticky). Gently smash them down a bit, and top each with one chocolate gem.
  6. Resting time: Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  7. Bake: Bake for 11-12 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. (If parts of the centers look under-baked that is okay). Remove from the oven, immediately sprinkle each with sea salt and then let rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Storage: Cover and store leftover cookies at room temperature for up to one week.

Notes

  • Eggs & Butter: Make sure both are at room temperature. Pro tip: Always use room temperature eggs when using room temperature butter. 
  • Cinnamon: I add just a touch so that I stay true to that classic oatmeal flavor. And it pairs beautifully with the chocolate as well. 
  • Cookie Batter: After forming the dough balls, smash them down slightly and then place the chocolate gem on top. Doing this will prevent the chocolate chunk from rolling off. 
  • Baked Cookies: Leave the cookies to rest on the sheet for 5 minutes. This will allow the cookies to finish cooking while resting. 
  • Salt: Either flaky or coarse sea salt will work.
  • Freezing Instructions: These cookies (baked and unbaked) are freezer-friendly up to three months. (If you bake from frozen just bake the frozen dough balls for an extra minute. There is no need to thaw first).
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Baking, Dairy-Free Recipes, Dark Chocolate, Easy Baking, Gluten-Free Recipes, Grain-Free Recipes, Oats, Paleo

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2 Comments

  1. Absolutely LOVE these cookies. I make a batch, freeze them and bake 6 – 9 at a time when feeling the need for something warm and chocolaty.

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