source: King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion Cookbook
1 1/4 c oats, finely ground
4 ounces chocolate (semi-sweet, bitter-sweet, or milk chocolate)
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 large egg
1 t vanilla
1 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 c chocolate chips
3/4 c chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350.
Put the oats in a food processor and pulse a couple of times. Add the 4 oz chocolate (broken up) and pulse until it looks like small chopped pieces. I actually used mini chocolate chips since that was all I had on hand. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
Meanwhile, add the remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the oat/chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.
Add the dry stuff to the creamed mixture in the mixing bowl. Stir. Add the chocolate chips and nuts, if you are using them.
Drop by 1/4 c onto the cookie sheet. These make pretty big cookies! Bake 15 minutes. They look really, really underdone when you take them out, but they will cook a little longer and firm up. Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then remove to cool on a cookie rack or wax paper.
These are fantastic with milk when they are out of the oven for only about 10 minutes. Mmm....