"Kicked" Up Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

By • February 11, 2012 • 2 Comments


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Author Notes: I took my favorite oatmeal cookie recipe and added a few extra ingredients to create a sort of "grown-up" chocolate chip cookie. Ground ginger and cayenne pepper give it the "kick"!inpatskitchen

Makes about two dozen cookies

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 8 tablespoons (one stick) softened butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup oatmeal (quick oats work well)
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream the brown sugar, butter, cayenne and ginger. Add the beaten egg and mix in thoroughly with the mixer.
  3. Stir in the coconut and nuts and then add the reserved flour mixture a little at a time until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter will be quite stiff. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Shape each half into a log about 9 to 10 inches long. Wrap each log in parchment or waxed paper and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and preferably over night.
  5. When ready to bake, pre -heat the oven to 350F. Slice each cookie log into 12 equal pieces. Place the cookies on parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 3 minutes and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Note: Once the logs are formed they can be wrapped and frozen until ready to bake. Just let them thaw first. The baked cookies also freeze well.

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3 months ago SunBunny

Looking tasty! I'm all over it!

Dscn3274

3 months ago inpatskitchen

Oh I sure hope you enjoy!