posted by Frances Freeman 09-24-98 12:24 PM
Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces, melted*
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups QUAKERŽ Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup chopped nuts
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. Cover; chill at
least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10
minutes or until cookies are almost set. (Centers should still 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.
ABOUT 6 DOZEN
*To melt chocolate: Place in dry 1-quart glass measuring cup or microwaveable bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes,
stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Or, place in top part of dry double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; stir
occasionally until melted.
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