Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies - Bake It Better with Quaker Oats

2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate, pieces, melted
One 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup chopped nuts
Powdered sugar (optional)

Beat together cream cheese, margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add combined flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in oats and nuts; mix well. Stir in oats and nuts; mix well. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.

Heat oven 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are almost set. (Centers should be moist. Do Not Overbake.)

Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 6 dozen.

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