Prep 15 mins
Cook 16 mins
Fresh strawberries and chocolate baked in a delicious oatmeal batter that bakes out crispy on the outside and chewy inside. These are really big cookies! You can also cut the strawberries in quarters, depending on how large your berries are, also these oatmeal cookies are still delicious without using the strawberries.
- 1 cup butter, melted (no subs please!)
- 1 1⁄4 cups brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)
- 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced in halves
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- Set oven 350°.
- Set oven rack to middle position.
- Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- With an electric mixer, cream melted butter with sugars until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Add in the eggs and vanilla; mix well.
- Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, oatmeal and salt; mix well to combine.
- Add in the dry mixture to the creamed mixture; mix well until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, strawberries (care not to break too many of the the berries when mixing in) walnuts and raisins.
- Shape into golf ball size balls.
- Place on a cookie sheet (leaving 2-inches apart).
- Bake for 12-16 minutes or until set.
- Cool ten minutes before removing to a wire rack.
This was an interesting combination and tasty (I left out the walnuts and raisins). The cookies turned out a little too flat for me; next time I will just soften the butter instead of completely melting it. FYI, 1 pint of strawberries yields about 2 cups. I found that the cookies baked best when the strawberries were on the top and not touching the cookie sheet. Next time I won't mix them in and will just press them into the top of the cookies.
I used whole wheat (Golden 86) and ground it into flour. Also, didn't have fresh strawberries. Sure they would have been divine. Instead, added a couple handfuls of freeze-dried strawberries. The batter seemed a bit soupy to me, so I added a few spoonfuls more of flour.
These were really yummy. Thanks so much.
I made these cookies as soon as I read the recipe. Outstanding cookies!! I was looking for something to make with a box of strawberries that I needed to use up, and this recipe caught my eye. I followed the recipe as is with the exception of cutting the strawberries into smaller chunks. The only thing that I wasn't expecting is how much the cookies spread out. Definitely space out the cookies. I can see now why several reviewers chose to make them in a 9x13 and cut into bars. I will do that the next time I make this recipe. Thanks for a great way to use up strawberries, and a great oatmeal cookie base I plan to use with different kinds of fruit and chips in the future.