Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

When I get a biscuit craving, the one sort of biscuit I really want is a crumbly oaty biscuit. And my recipe for Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies not only satisfy that sweet craving but are so simple to make, that I can make a batch of 18 in around 45 minutes and that includes the chocolate drizzle!


I’ve tried this recipe both using an electric mixer and by hand and I get the exact same results each time. The original recipe (which comes from a Chinese cookie recipe book) uses dark brown sugar but I prefer using white granulated sugar simply because it’s easy and on hand. If you want to add in some extra ingredients, you can use white chocolate chips as well as dark chocolate chips to make double chocolate cookies. Nuts and dried fruit are also good additions.

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Rough Measures’ Cranberry Oat Cookies

Andrew in the Kitchen’s Chocolate and Nut Biscotti

Andrew in the Kitchen’s Refined Sugar-Free Coconut Flapjacks

Andrew in the Kitchen’s Giant Ben’s Cookies

90g margarine

100g caster sugar

1 egg

80g plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

10g cocoa powder

80g rolled oats

40g chocolate chips

50g dark chocolate, for decorating

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

Beat the margarine until it is softened. Add in the sugar and mix until it is even. Add the egg and beat until smooth. At this stage, it doesn’t matter if curdling occurs.

Add the remaining dry ingredients and gently combine together using a rubber spatula.

Weigh out 20g portions of the dough and roll into ball shapes. Place the cookies onto the baking tray leaving a 1.5 inch gap between each one.


Bake for 13 – 15 minutes until the edges are slightly crisp and the cookies have browned. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Melt the dark chocolate either in the microwave or over a bain marie and transfer to a piping bag. Cutting off the sharp tip, drizzle over the cookies as decoration.



2 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies”

  1. They look so delicious and so easy to make! Love them. Will be making these so thank you for sharing the recipe xxx


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