These are melty, with bittersweet dark chocolate, chewy dough, and, a surprise nutty oat flavor that makes you think these cookies are actually healthy! (Well, oats are good for you, so there’s that justification.)


  • 1/2 Cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 Cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or water (if needed)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract together until well combined and smooth.

Step 3

Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder, mixing until well combined. Then, mix in the oats followed by the chocolate chips.*

Step 4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and begin to spoon out small balls of dough.

Step 5

Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick can come out virtually clean (a little melted chocolate doesn’t count). Remove from the oven, and serve.


If the dough seems a little dry before you start to spoon it onto your baking sheet, add either a teaspoon of milk or water.