Today was a I-want-to-start-eating-healthy-tomorrow day. And I picked up some Mini Eggs on sale. So a cookie baking day was born! The richness of the cocoa is balanced by the oatmeal, giving you less of sugar-rush than your typical double chocolate cookie.
I found this recipe on Everybody Likes Sandwiches and I made a few changes in an attempt to maximize the chewiness-factor. Hope you like them!
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups flour (you can sub in about 1/3 cup of spelt flour, keeping the rest all-purpose)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
4-5 T old fashioned oats
1/2 cup mini eggs or chocolate chunks (I bashed up half of the mini eggs)
1. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the egg yolk and cream another minute.
2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until combined.
3. Stir in oats and mini eggs.
4. Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet and gently press each cookie with your hand.
5. Bake at 350F for about 14 minutes. Cool completely on the pan or they will crumble.
You will get roughly 12 big cookies.