Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 mins
These chewy oatmeal cookies are spicy with ginger and not too sweet. Look for candied ginger that's cut into cubes and is not dusted with sugar — it'll be more tender and easier to chop.
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄4 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (60 to 65 percent cocoa)
- 1 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
- Arrange racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat to 375°F
- Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In food processor, combine oats, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Pulse until oats are coarsely chopped, about 6 (1-second) pulses.
- Set aside.
- Using electric mixer at high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add egg, honey, and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
- Add oat mixture and mix at low speed just until incorporated.
- Stir in chocolate and ginger.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
- Bake, 2 pans at a time, switching positions of pans halfway through baking, until golden and slightly crisp on edges, about 14 to 16 minutes.
- Cool on sheets 3 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.
- Continue making cookies with remaining dough and cooled sheets.
- Transportation tips: To keep them fresh, pack the cookies in covered containers with waxed paper between each layer.
- If it's very hot out, you may want to refrigerate them until you leave to ensure that they won't melt before dessert time.