Hi! I have another recipe from Mom’s Recipe Box. These cookies are definitely a treasure! They have whole chocolate chips, melted chocolate chips and powdered sugary sweetness. They were really easy to make and quick to cook because you can fit more than a dozen on a baking sheet. I fit 16 easily. This is a recipe that Mom cut out of the newspaper in Florida and I doubt that she ever made them. She didn’t really like sweets, but she loved finding a good recipe and having it ready if an occasion ever came up. I, personally, am very grateful for that practice and especially this recipe. Thanks, Mom!
Double Chocolate Treasures
1 12 oz. pkg. semisweet chocolate chips, divided use
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder’’
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
Preheat oven to 350o Melt 1 cup chips in heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir until smooth; cool slightly. In mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate; set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt. Add to chocolate mixture; stir well. Stir in remaining chocolate chips. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in confectioners’ sugar, coating heavily. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 1 minute; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in airtight container. Makes about 5 dozen.
Apparently, the “Store in an airtight container.” part is rather important as the cookies tend to absorb odors from the air, at least according to my husband. The recipe was submitted to the newspaper by Joanne Cherry. There is no back story with it so I don’t know if it is original to her or not, but thank you, Joanne! These are delish!
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