Chocolatey fudgy & chewy oat cookies

Hola! long time no see. First things first, I am sure most of you who are regular visitors of my site have already noticed the site name change. It’s not something that I am happy about at all. Unfortunately, my previous blog name ‘sowmptuous’ being very close to an actual english word gets flagged in a generic algorithm written by most social media apps to block phishing/ malicious sites. Tried my luck in getting the site unblocked but it’s super hard to get in touch with any form of human support for any of these channels. I am still not 100% convinced of this name.. guess I will never get over ‘sowmptuous’ and nothing compared to that will feel good to me but it’s hard to grow a website which is mostly chalked out on SM apps :D. So I am sure you get the point and I am 100% certain that I have all your sympathies :). I actually wouldn’t mind naming the site ‘cookiesandmurukku’ considering these are 2 things I find very hard saying NO to 😀 but I am not sure if that will get blocked too considering ‘murukku’ isn’t an english word. So I am playing it safe but I am quite certain I am going to ponder on this for a very long time (hear hear Hari :D).

On a personal front, we sent Adya to school for a week before he was down with a super duper cold and passed it on to us. 2 weeks of completely being at home, we have once again braved to send him back to school. Who ever thought there will be second thoughts to sending your kid to school?!!

Anywho, my baker friend Accu introduced me to these super fudgy, chewy, chocolatey oat cookies. I am all for cookies/ brownies that are fudgy and chewy and when it’s something that comes recommended from Accu, you know you gotta try it out. This is her recipe which she has adapted from here. These are made using oats so they are fairly healthy in comparison to regular cookies. These work well if you don’t have time and you wanna grab a quick brekkie (I would recommend 1 cookie & 1 fruit if you are having this for brekkie). The first 2 times I baked the cookies for longer than they should’ve and realised I should just stick to the 7 mins baking time :D. These are some gorgeous cookies that comes together in no time. Very easy to mix together & bake and a perfect way to introduce kids to the kitchen. My niece, Adya & I did this together (but hey, that also means its take way longer than if I just did it by myself :D) and those 2 cute cookies finished 12 cookies at a shot :D.

A decadent yet healthy, chewy, fudgy oats chocolate cookies that you definitely cannot stop eating with just one!
Oat chocolate fudgy chewy cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Refrigeration time
30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: International
Servings: 18 cookies
Dry Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup + 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup refined sugar
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp melted virgin coconut oil
  • 3-5 tbsp milk as needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In a mixer jar, grind the oats to get a smooth flour/ powder and Place the oat flour in a wide bowl.

  2. To this add, 1/2c sugar, 1/3c chocolate chips, 1/8c cocoa powder, 1/4t salt, 1/2t baking soda and mix it all up.

  3. Now add 2T melted virgin coconut oil, 3T milk, 1t vanilla essence. Mix everything with your palm or using a spatula.

  4. If the mixture doesn't come together, add a little more milk (1T at a time) till the mixture comes together into a sticky dough.

  5. Cover the bowl with a lid & place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes.

  6. After 30 minutes, take the bowl out and scoop 1T (bigger will work too) sized dough balls and place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper/ silicon sheet.

  7. Bake in a preheated oven of 200c for 10 minutes.

  8. Take the tray out of the oven and let it cool down well on the tray (important step and don't rush this step).

  9. Once completely cool, the cookies are good to be devoured immediately or store them in an airtight container. They stay well upto 1 week.

Recipe Notes
  1. Most important Note – Adya & Tash single well double handedly finished 12 cookies at a shot :).
  2. Second most important note – I am not a responsible adult when it comes to portion controlling the stuff I make for kids :D. The rest of the notes are actually related to the recipe so please, read on.
  3. I almost always end up being lazy and freeze the cookie dough for 10 minutes but if you are not like me, then do it the right way – refrigerate. This helps in get the perfect crusty but shiny top as well fudy/ chewy interiors. 
  4. When you take out the cookie out of the oven, you will be tempted to keep it in for longer (I did these in the initial batches) and if you do, you will regret your decision. The cookies when they come out of the oven will look under cooked and that is fine. The cooling of the cookies in the tray outside of the oven helps in the remainder of the required cooking. If you cook these for longer than suggested, then you will end up with hard cookies. 
  5. I just scooped out 1T cookie dough and plonked on it on to the tray, did not shape it. You could shape these into tiny round balls. However, if they don’t flatten to a decent amount at the end of 7 minutes, just press down the cookies lightly using the back of a ladle/ spatula. 
  6. If you want this to be made entirely vegan, use any plant based milk (almond/ cashew work fine). Also ensure to use vegan chocolate chips. While I used almond milk for this recipe, I did not have vegan chocolate chips sadly.
  7. Use melted butter or regular coconut oil if you don’t have virgin coconut oil. However, regular coconut oil will have a stronger taste and smell.

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4 Responses

  1. Lakshmi says:

    Wow very nice recipe. Will try it definitely. Any alternative for Virgin coconut oil Sowmya?

    • Sowmya says:

      Hey Lakshmi, thanks a ton. Best alternative to virgin coconut oil is butter. If not regular coconut oil would do too but there would be a sharp smell and taste of the coconut oil. Let me add this to the notes as well.

  2. Sonika says:

    The cookies turned out awesome. My first attempt at baking something sweet. Thanks Sowmya super easy and yummy!

    • Sowmya says:

      Yaaayyyyyy! so glad and so so happy that you tried these out and that you liked them :). Thank you so much for dropping a feedback. Highly appreciate it.

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