Chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies

Try Anne Burrell's dessert recipe packed with dark chocolate chunks

Chef Anne Burrell and Food Network Magazine Editor-in-Chief Maile Carpenter share their recipes for snacks that satisfy all your cravings, including chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies and cereal and potato chip bars.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Chef Anne Burrell, the host of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition," shared her recipe for chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies with "GMA."

Total: About 45 minutes

Makes: About 4 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp, plus more for greasing
  • 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 ounces block dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts and/or macadamia nuts coarsely chopped (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a baking sheet.

    In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, kosher salt, rolled oats, and cinnamon.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time and beat unit well combined.

    Using a rubber spatula, gradually add the flour mixture into the batter-sugar mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate and walnuts/macadamia nuts, if using.

    Spoon tablespoon-size balls of dough onto the baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the dough balls. Bake the cookies for 12 to 13 minutes or until just beginning to color.

    Remove the cookies from the oven and sprinkle each one with a few grains of sea salt--it's really important to do this while the cookies are hot so the salt sticks. Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. repeat with the remaining dough.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: oats, flour, unsalted butter, brown sugar, eggs, dark chocolate

    Course: Dessert

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