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Mexican Chocolate Oat Cookies

Colleen Delawder of Herndon, Virginia takes oatmeal cookies to a new level with Mexican chocolate. We added spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar for an extra bit of heat and cinnamon-spice. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    14 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces Mexican chocolate, finely chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add sugar; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla and rum; beat 2 minutes longer.
  • In another bowl, whisk together next six ingredients. Add to butter mixture; beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  • Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Remove from pans to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 311 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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