SRC: Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Holly on April 7, 2013

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For this month’s Secret Recipe Club I got to take a tour of Christy’s blog, Life of a Modern Housewife. Her blog is not only fun, but also lots of healthy ideas and even workouts she shares. There were several recipes that intrigued me, but not surprisingly I still gravitated towards desserts. This Cream Cheese Pound Cake is on my list still for sure, but since we have been running around on our spring break her Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies really appealed to me. While I know I would love the original recipe with the blueberries and oat flour, I wanted to make a good ‘snack’ cookie that the kids would eat. I played around with the recipe and made a few modifications to use what I had on hand and make these look more like a treat to the boys.

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Regardless, I can’t wait to try the original version too with some blueberries or even huckleberries. I’ll bet these make an awesome on-the-go breakfast cookie!

So, what modifications did I make? Well, I wanted more of a honey/almond/chocolate cookie, so I ended up using white whole wheat flour along with a bit of almond flour. Then I also added some almond extract and some honey along with using a muscabado sugar instead of the golden brown sugar (roughly the same type of overall flavor, but without the moisture which the honey could add back in along with some more flavor). For the chocolate I wanted to use a bar of Toblerone with crunchy salted almonds I found at the store last week. It was just right for a treat within the cookie without being overwhelming and really turning it into a dessert).

Next time I’d like to try adding some wheat germ and flax seed too. I think it would go really well in the cookie and would even give them a bigger boost.

You can check out the recipe roundup below for more great ideas!

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Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Your changes to the recipe sound delish. Love the idea of adding honey.

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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures April 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Cookies for breakfast? That is my kinda recipe. I love the honey addition.

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Emily April 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

These look SO yummy! We love oatmeal cookies, so we’ll definitely try these!

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Cookaholic Wife April 8, 2013 at 7:57 am

I’ve been wanting cookies lately. These look absolutely delicious!

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Beth @ Good to be the Cook April 8, 2013 at 8:59 am

YUMMY! Totally craving cookies now. So glad to have been paired with your blog this month, I loved reading so many of your recipes! #SRCLOVE <3 Beth

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Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook April 8, 2013 at 9:10 am

I love the flavor combos in these cookies. Chocolate, almonds, and oats? Yummy! Great choice for this month’s SRC.
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angela@spinachtiger April 8, 2013 at 10:30 am

I saw the almond extract and I think these would be super good. Great SRC choice.

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Lisa~~ April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Your cookies sound and look wonderful and I love that you used a whoopie pie pan, very fun!

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry: Laura Goodenough’s Apple Coffee Cake

Lisa~~

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Jenna April 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

These sound similar to the quaker oat breakfast bars I take to work. Maybe I’ll use this recipe to try making my own. Genius idea using the whoopie pie pan.

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Kate | Food Babbles April 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm

These cookies sound fantastic! I love almonds and chocolate and oatmeal so you’ve really hit the nail on the head here. Yum!

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Leigh April 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Great choice – love a good cookie!
Unfortunately my post missed the blog hop due to tech issues…argh..here is the link as I’d hate for people to miss seeing Aly’s recipe and her wonderful blog – http://chitchatchomp.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/secret-recipe-club-april.html

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kirstin April 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Yum. These sound so good!

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Claire @ Claire K Creations April 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

My goodness I love how thick they are. Adding toblerone to biscuits? Genius!

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sarah k @ the pajama chef April 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

i love the idea of these cookies- chocolate or blueberry! yum!!

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PolaM April 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I used oatmeal too for this month SRC! Love the cookies!

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingse April 10, 2013 at 8:35 am

Yum- great SRC pick!

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Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden April 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I love cookies. I like to try new recipes all the time!

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