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Double Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies (Secret Recipe Club)

Double Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

It’s my second month of Secret Recipe Club and (as my kids would say) I am such a FAIL! I had a trip to California for work and I thought “I will have plenty of time to do this when I get back” … I so forgot that it’s DECEMBER and there are a million extra things that need to get done this month and on top of all that, my son’s birthday and then on top of THAT we had some other crazy things happen …

So here it is the night before our posting date and I have not even started! Well, that’s not totally true, I did look through the blog I was assigned to before my trip, and I picked out some recipes I wanted to try. But with the rush before Christmas and the interesting turn of events in our lives this past couple weeks, I just completely forgot to shop for ingredients, and make it. So I am staying up late to make this and get it photographed and up … (but I DID swap out the crappy late night photo for some good ones in the morning!)

My assigned blog this month was My Catholic Kitchen. She is chronologically going through a list of 50 women game changers and featuring each of these women. I think that’s pretty cool. This one is a recipe from Food52.

In a rush to get this done, I am making cookies. Because I love chocolate, and oatmeal, and nuts, and this recipe has all of those. I modified it a bit, but not TOO much … I added the cinnamon because I love cinnamon with chocolate. These cookies are AMAZING!

Double Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Double Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

From My Catholic Kitchen

  •  1/2 cup butter
  •   1/2 cup brown sugar
  •  1 large egg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  •  1/4 cup cocoa powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup oats
  •  1/2 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (I used Ghiradelli chocolate, just like she did!)
  •  1/4 cup chopped nuts


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla and mix until everything is nicely creamed together.
  3. Add the  flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Stir in the oats, nuts, and the dark chocolate.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for about 12 minutes.
Double Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

See what the other Secret Recipe Club members have made! Click the image below …

11 responses

  1. those cookies are huge ! i love that it has cinnamon in it

    December 19, 2011 at 7:06 am

  2. I love cinnamon with chocolate too – I find if it’s added in by the manufacturer and so becomes completely “imbued” throughout the chocolate, it has the tendency of being too much, but adding it in yourself prior to baking (or drinking, for hot chocolate) it’s absolutely delicious! Fabulous looking cookies – very rocky and rugged!

    December 19, 2011 at 7:30 am

  3. I agree! The touch of cinnamon really affected the taste. You two both visited before I updated the pictures. Check out how the cookies look in the light! Much better. That bad photo was really bothering me …

    December 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

  4. Cinnamon and chocolate—love them. Hope you have a happy holiday!

    December 19, 2011 at 10:34 am

  5. We have a family recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies passed down from my grandma that I absolutely LOVE! This sounds like a great variation on that though!

    December 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

  6. You are such a trooper! It’s such a busy time of year and deadlines just have this way of sneaking up! I love your addition of cinnamon to this recipe and your pictures are just so pretty! Great post!

    December 19, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  7. DELISH! Wow – I need to make these soon – they look and sound so tasty. Glad to be part of SRC with you. Happy Holidays!!

    December 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm

  8. You did me proud! The addition of cinnamon was genious! I am so glad you got me for SRC. Happy Holidays!

    December 20, 2011 at 5:28 am

  9. Yay I am so glad you think so, Veronica. These cookies are pure genious! Love them:)

    December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

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  11. Beautiful photos! Those cookies look so moist and delicious.:)

    December 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm

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