SRC: Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies

*Real quick before I get to today’s post, I am guest posting over at Alli-n-Son today.  It’s BBQ Pork Quesadillas, stop on over and check it out!

Today is the big reveal day for Secret Recipe Club‘s Group B.  That’s the group I’m in!  Am I excited?  Just a little bit.  My assignment for this month was Let’s Try These.  Vivian is a wife, mom and grandma who really enjoys to cook and bake.  On her blog, she challenges herself by being a part of The Daring Kitchen and a Monthly Cookie Carnival.
After looking through her blog, I can’t wait to try the Greek Penne Pasta with Chicken, the Chocolate Goody Bars sound downright sinful, I had been eyeing the Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcake must.make.soon…I love the pretzels from the mall, so the idea of making my own is enticing and my kids would go crazy for these cute owl cupcakes.  There were quite a few choices and, in the end, I chose the Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
I had heard of brownie cookies before, but I’d never tried to make any.  The inside of this cookie is just like a fudgy little brownie…so stinkin’ good!  I left out the nuts because I didn’t have any.  Definitely, don’t forget the milk…it is necessary!
1 (8 oz.) block of CREAM CHEESE, softened
1/2 cup BUTTER, softened
1 cup firmly packed BROWN SUGAR
1/2 cup WHITE SUGAR
2 EGGS
1/2 teaspoon VANILLA
1 (12 oz.) bag of SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS, melted*
1 1/2 cups FLOUR
1 1/2 teaspoons BAKING SODA
3 cups OATMEAL (regular or quick, uncooked)
1 cup CHOPPED NUTS (optional)
POWDERED SUGAR (optional)
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Add sugars and beat until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla; beat well to combine. 
Beat in melted chocolate.  Add flour and baking soda; mix well.  Stir in oatmeal and nuts (if using).  Mix well. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350°.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place on cookie sheet* about 3 inches apart.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are almost set.  You do not want to over bake them.
Cool on cookie sheet for a minute or two, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.  Store in an airtight container.
*Notes:  I melted my chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. 
The original recipe suggests using an ungreased cookie sheet, parchment paper would make removing the cookies a lot easier. 
Recipe Source:  Let’s Try These

Comments

  1. These sound great. I love brownies and I love cookies too. This is a combination of two of my favorite this. Yum!!!

  2. The cookies look super-tasty. Plain and simple.

  3. Your cookies sound delicious, great recipe. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A” ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Glad you liked the cookies! These are a favorite at the Walden house whom I make cookies for.

  5. How yummy. Those cookies sound like a delicious flavor combo! Io like your pretty photos too!

  6. Oh yum, I want to make these right now! They look fantastic!

  7. Chocolate, brownies and oats! 3 of my favourite things! Looks like a must try!
    Jo-Anna

  8. Those cookies look spectacular! I would have chosen them too!

  9. Fun Cookie!

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone’s blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

    If you haven’t already, come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucumber-salad-secret-recipe-club.html

    or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/raspberry-nutella-pizza-secret-recipe.html

  10. What a cool recipe. I never would have thought to combine chocolate and oatmeal with cream cheese. They look delicious :)

  11. Good choice! These look delicious!!!

  12. I love the addition of oatmeal to just about any dessert. These sound absolutely delicious.

  13. Too cute! And I love your presentation with the cute pink backgrounds. Never heard of brownie cookies but I’m sure they are delish. Can’t wait to try these :)

  14. looks great! I love your blog design! so cute. I’m now following you!

    Love, Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

    Stop by anytime!

  15. These look wonderful! Just my kind of cookie, and I already have all the ingredients. I like that :-) Thank you for posting! BTW, you’re the 2nd blog I’ve seen today that mentioned the secret recipe club. I’m going to go check that out, it sounds like fun.
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

  16. I’ll have to add this cookie to my Chirstmas cookie tray list! Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope to see you again next week.

  17. Omgosh these look sooooo yummy!!!

  18. The best of both worlds. I will have to try these items very soon! Hope you stop by and share this lovely post at Coffee & Conversation Thursday — http://www.withashotofbrandy.com

  19. Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun — so many new recipes to try!

  20. I like how these cookies combine oats, chococolate and cream cheese. They look yummy :) Bookmarking them!

  21. Stop it. I love these! Thanks for linking up to Fat Camp Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, see you next time!

  22. I finally made these and they were FANTASTIC!! My whole family loved them!!! This is definitely a cookie that is going to be on my “regulars” list. I was eating them for breakfast even…

    I would love to put this recipe on my blog with a link back to you.

    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

  23. Glad you enjoyed the cookies! You really should give the Greek Penne pasta a try as it is yummy!

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