Sunday baking: Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

For me, the best part about getting married was the incredible sense of warmth and connection I felt throughout the process – not only with my (now) husband, but with our larger community…especially the women. A few weeks before the wedding, my (now) mother and sister-in-law threw me an amazing bridal shower that joined their family and friends with my family and friends. They invited all of the women who attended to contribute a special recipe, which my mother and sister-in-law bound in a small book. It’s pretty incredible.

One of the recipes in that book came from my mother-in-law’s close friend Beth, who makes unbelievable cookies. You could call them ridiculously good. I’m certainly no baker, having no skill with exact measurements. But if I can do it, anyone can!

Beth’s Ridiculously Good Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 package Duncan Hines Chewy Brownie Mix
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: crushed walnut bits
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brownie mix, oatmeal, oil, eggs and water. Stir until combined (dough will be a bit stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Heap spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets (I found this made about three trays of about 12 cookies; the last tray I mixed in some walnuts to jazz it up.)
  4. Bake between 10-12 minutes or just until barely set in the middle.
  5. Let cookies cool for a minute or two…and enjoy!
Beth's advice: "Life is short. Eat dessert first!"
Beth’s advice: “Life is short. Eat dessert first!”

 The Verdict:

These are so rich, so chocolate-y, so delicious.  I especially loved the ones with walnuts – they temper a bit of the sweetness while adding a somewhat salty nutty flavor.  YUM.


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2 thoughts on “Sunday baking: Chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. The Husband would agree – these are definitely rich and will be enjoyed by lovers of all things chocolate. However, if you’re like the Husband, and have more of a taste for the salty than the sweet, than these may not be your speed. But in all fairness, the Husband won’t eat nuts so he can’t comment on whether their addition tempered the sweetness.


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