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Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

These Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies have the texture and flavor of brownies in cookie form. Two kinds of chocolate, cream cheese, oats, and nuts create this deliciously rustic cookie.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42 cookies
Calories: 186 kcal
  • 12 ounces dark (bittersweet) chocolate chips
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats (not old fashioned)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • powdered sugar, optional
  1. Place the dark (bittersweet) chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds on 50% power. Stir and then microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between, until completed smooth and melted. Set aside to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add melted, slightly cooled chocolate and mix again until well combined. 

  3. In a separate bowl use a spoon to combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the oats, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and nuts and stir again to combine. Add the dry mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir with a spoon until well combined. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or longer.

  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape chilled dough into 1-inch balls and place them a couple of inches apart on an ungreased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Use the palm of your hand to flatten them slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cracks begin to form on the surface and cookies are almost set but still soft on top. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer  to wire a rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. 

  5. Store completely cooled cookies in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.