Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller 
Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Makes about 4 1/2 dozen

Do as Jana does: Tie on an apron, put on a Patsy Cline record, and whip up some of these chewy cookies. Ground oats and chopped pecans give them great texture, and a grated milk chocolate bar gives the chocolate morsels an extraordinary boost.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Pulse oats in food processor until finely ground. Whisk together flour, next 3 ingredients, and ground oats in a large bowl.

Step 2

Beat butter and next 2 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 3

Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and next 2 ingredients.

Step 4

Drop dough by level spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto 2 parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pans, using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop. Flatten each to a 2-inch circle.

Step 5

Bake at 375° for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes; transfer to wire racks.

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Ratings & Reviews

GREAT cookies!

January 06, 2016
Great cookies! The chocolate bar was a wonderful addition. I will half this recipe next time because it does make around 4 and 1/2 dozen cookies. Unless you need 54 cookies laying around, I would make half! But a fabulous recipe overall!

HeatherPurcell's Review

August 15, 2014

Laurelleaf's Review

July 24, 2014

PatriciaH's Review

May 18, 2014
This recipe is a keeper! It's my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I took a batch to work (it makes enough for a crowd) and my co-workers gobbled them up. The dough is a bit dry and hard to work after all the ingredients have been added (I had to use my hands towards the end) but this has no negative effect on the cookies at all. They were wonderful. I'll freeze the chocolate bar next time to make it easier to grate.