Oatmeal Chocolate Truffle Cookies OR How to Keep Your Man Employed

The husband went back to work this week as animator for the new season of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken. Why are they lucky to have him? Well, he took my decadent oatmeal chocolate truffle cookies to work to share with the entire production staff.  That’s reason number one.  And he will continue to take my cookies to work to share as long as my oven works and they’re smart enough to keep him on the payroll.   That’s reason number two.

He’s also a pretty phenomenal animator.  That’s reason number three. I might be willing to bump that up to reason number two, but he’ll have to feature my likeness in more of his work before that happens. My effigy hasn’t made a cameo in almost five years!(that’s me in the driver’s seat of the car during Georgie’s Wish below).  Recipe follows after the jump:

Oatmeal Chocolate Truffle Cookies

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed lilght-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate truffles, roughly chopped (if truffles aren’t handy or you’re looking to economize this recipe a bit, you can substitute with dark chocolate or even milk chocolate, but allow them to exist in larger chunks (between twice and three times the size of a regular chocolate chip).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you have a food processor, grind the 3 cups of oats into a fine powder.  If not, don’t worry, you can skip this step.

In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl as necessary. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually add oat mixture; beat just until combined.  Add chocolate truffles or chunks and mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto two baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown but still soft, 12 to 16 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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7 thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Truffle Cookies OR How to Keep Your Man Employed

  • April 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Mmmhmmm. I’d say more but I’m heading to the kitchen now to make this happen.

  • April 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Lucky lucky man!

  • April 29, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Love the post. Long live TvFoodAndDrink – you always make me smile, Mister Green

  • April 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    The cookies look delicious. And now I know who to thank for my kids endlessly reciting lines from the Star Wars episodes of Robot Chicken. You have no idea how many times they have waved their hand in front of my face like an animated George W. Bush and said “Bring me a taco.”

  • May 1, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Oh right, I’M the one who’s making YOU fat. And when my boyfriend leaves me for oatmeal chocolate truffle cookie-induced weight gain…I’ll have no choice but to flee to Cali and move in with the two of you. Or maybe that’s part of your plan? Hmm.

  • May 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Hi Joanne – Michael and I actually live about three blocks away from each other. So you can hang with him with you want to have a healthy, gluten-free life, and then come to my place when your life is falling down around you and the only thing that will make it better is a plate of cheesecake marbled brownies.

  • May 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

    ha well I don’t know that reference, but when I shared it with MG he laughed out loud. Thanks for stopping by!

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