1/2 cup rolled oats ( processed until fine grain NOT oat flour)
2-1/4 cups flour ( I used white wheat but calls for all purpose)
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
A dash of salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup dark brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 trader joes dark chocolate bar chopped and shaved ( variety is the spice of life) *next time I might add a bit more
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1.Preheat oven to 350ºF (When ready to bake after chilling dough)
2. Line a cookie baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Grind oats in a food processor or blender until fine (make sure not to process to long or you will end up with oat flour!).
4.Combine the ground oats with the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Wisk until combined.
5. Cream together the melted coconut oil , brown sugar, and vanilla until just combined.
6. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
7. Add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until just combined and a dough forms.
8. Add in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Mix until combined.
9. Take bowl off of mixer and create a big ball with the dough making sure it is all mixed and all nuts and chocolate is distributed evenly.
10. Scoop or spoon out rounded balls and place on a plate or in a ball to chill. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl...I made 2 more cookies from that dough...might want to check the mixer attachment too (I forgot but had a lot to taste test with...woops raw dough is good for you right?)
11. Cover with cling wrap or press and seal. Place in fridge for at least an hour before baking (can be as long as overnight). If need be you can freeze the extra dough if you have more than you need.
12. Preheat oven to 350. Place prerounded cookies on baking sheet and place in oven.
13. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until center is still a little on the softer side but edges are lightly browned.
14. Cool on pan for 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack to finsh. That is after trying 1 or 2 or 5.
15. Enjoy warm or cooled! ( I prefer warm with some nice ice cream on top...or make an ice cream sandwich :) ).
(Store any extras in an airtight container at room temperature after completely cooled).
Original recipe can be found here: