Chocolate Oatmeal Drops- TWD

Welcome everybody! We are super excited to be hosting this week’s Tuesday with Dorie bakers. Like others in the group, we started Bake with Us for the very purpose of joining TWD. I (Caroline) had been given Dorie’s cookbook for Christmas one year and when I stumbled upon these fabulous bakers, I wanted in on the action. So I talked Claire into blogging with me and here we are today hosting. The highlight of being part of this group is that we get to try recipes that we never would have thought of baking and of course I mostly fall in love with them.

Chocolate Oatmeal Drops for my workmates

Like many other bakers we had a hard time picking this week’s recipe. For our visitors, Claire and I are sisters who love to bake and stay connected despite living five hours apart through this little project. It only took us a few emails back and forth to settle on these delicious cookies. I whipped them up on Valentine’s morning to bring to work. I am fairly new at this job and I hope that they don’t mind all the baked goods I bring in. There aren’t too many of us in the office so the jury is still out whether I make them happy or make them regret hiring me because of the calorie laden treats that I bring in;)

Chocolate Oatmeal Drops dry ingredients

Oatmeal Drops in heart cupcake liners

Thanks to all of you who baked with us and special thanks to Dorie for creating these delicious treats! I can’t recommend Baking: From my Home to Yours enough. Go check out your local bookstore and treat yourself today.

Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats

Getting Ready: Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Put the butter in the bowl and sprinkle over the 1 tablespoon water, then add the brown sugar, followed by the chocolate. Stir occasionally until everything is just melted. Don’t let the ingredients get so hot that the butter separates from the sugar and chocolate, and don’t be concerned if the mixture looks grainy.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the eggs on at a time; the mixture will look shiny. Whisk in the dry ingredients, stirring only until they disappear into the dough. Stir in the oats. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each spoonful.

Bake for about 12 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back at the midway point, until the cookies are dark around the edges and just slightly soft in the middle. Using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack to cool to room temperature. (If the cookies are difficult to lift from the baking sheet, wait a minute and try again.)

Repeat with the remaining dough, cooling the baking sheets between batches.

A chocolate oatmeal drop

33 responses to “Chocolate Oatmeal Drops- TWD

  1. Wow, yours look fab! thanks for hosting and picking these delicious gems!

  2. Love your cute heart shaped patty pans. Thanks for hosting us this week – these surprised me at how good they were.

  3. Thanks for such a wonderful pick.

    I made them into brownies.

  4. What a wonderful cookie. I love the mix of ingredients.

  5. Thanks for hosting! I LOVED these cookies!

  6. These look very similar to a cookie i made last night, actually, minus the spices and the oats. I loved those – so I’m pretty sure my next batch of cookies might have to be these!

  7. Very lovley presentation! Im glad you liked these too. I loved the flavor of them..nice and gooey with a buttery texture!! Thank you for hosting TWD this week. It’s a pleasure to be a part of a fun baking group with you!!

  8. This was a great pick, thanks! Your cookies are awesome, I like the idea of using cupcake holders. Very nice!

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  10. Those look great in the Valentine baking cups! Thanks for picking the recipe this week, they were tasty.

  11. The look so cute in their little paper cups. I’m glad that you and your sister liked the cookies and glad that so many other TWDers did too.

    I was amused by your concerns that your new co-workers might not be happy about all the baked treats you bring in. I’m tempted to come to your office and let them know how lucky they are to have you … and your treats!

  12. Thanks for hosting ladies!! Your cookies look fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚ My taste testers were all big fans of this chocolate/oatmeal combo!

  13. These were such a nice cookie surprise. I really like them. I’ve been a little behind on my TWD posts and thought these were last week’s post, so I posted it yesterday only to realize I was a day early. I’ll get back in the groove one of these weeks. Your cookies look beautiful and make me wish we hadn’t already eaten all of ours.

  14. Cool! I love that you baked these in paper liners! I probably would have skipped this one if it weren’t for TWD, so nice choice!! And I’m sure your co-workers LOVE you for the goodies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Yum! I love cookies that use melted butter. So easy and delicious!

  16. fun pick! I love that you sisters bake together

  17. Great pick. We loved them at our house!

  18. I love your little paper cups. The cookies look so festive on that gorgeous platter. I take no guff about bringing goodies into work. People tell me all the time, “I’m on a diet I can’t eat that!” Or they blame me because they did eat it and now they are gaining weight. Just tell them all what I do. Of course the wording is not precise. But basically, I just tell everyone that I bring in baked goods, I don’t twist arms to force people to eat backed goods. I have no personal willpower and am very impressed with those who have it, but around me, you have to bring your willpower, because I supply the temptation!

  19. Thanks for the great pick! I love making cookies, and if I had seen these in the book, I probably would have picked them in December!

  20. Thanks for a great choice. I loved them!

  21. thank you for hosting this week! i enjoyed these

  22. So funny about your job but I’m sure that deep down they love the treats – we know if they’re TWD picks then they are wonderful. Thanks for hosting this week.

  23. They look so festive in the Valentine’s papers! I’m sure your new co-workers will be thrilled to sample all your TWD treats.

  24. I just got the cookbook for Christmas too, and this recipe is one that escaped my notice. How did that happen? Yours look great!

  25. Thanks for hosting! What a fun way to keep close as sisters!

  26. Thanks for the great pick this week – I love these! I think it’s great that you do this blog together!

  27. love the chocolate oatmeal combo.

  28. what a great choice! and something tells me your coworkers won’t mind one bit… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. I finally got to make these and my post will be up tomorrow! Thanks for a fun and very easy pick this time! ๐Ÿ™‚ We loved these!

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