Spiced Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

6 oz semisweet chips
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, at room temperature*

Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, beat until fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, the spices and oatmeal. Mix until well combined. Fold in chips. Place tablespoon sized blobs of dough on the lined cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart and bake for 12-14 minutes or until they look “set” and the bottoms are just golden. Carefully remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

*This was my first time baking with Eggland’s Best eggs which have less cholesterol, more omega 3s and vitamin E (among other health benefits). I was pleased with how they turned out, they tasted and acted the same as my usual eggs so why not add a little extra nutrition?

My thoughts:

I woke up to a cool and dreary day today so it seemed like a perfect excuse to whip up a batch of cookies. These are chewy, spice-kissed and full of chocolate.Make them today!


  1. Oh, those look yummy. I also love that you used Eggland Eggs, I’ll have to look into those for my cooking. How do you keep your cookies from drying out?

  2. Shannon B: you mean after they are baked? I store them in a rectangular air tight Tupperware container.

  3. What’s not to love about oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips? I’m intrigued with the spices you added (I’ve only added nutmeg, cinnamon or allspice to mine).

  4. beautiful napkin color! love the photo – of course, cookies look good too!

  5. i have the same glasses! i just posted about them on my blog a week or so ago! hooray for target! πŸ™‚

    those cookies look delicious! i’m going to have to try them out!

  6. I bet those would go good with an Iced Coffee! πŸ˜‰

  7. I must say…if you take such gorgeous pictures then, in my mind, you must make delicious food.
    I’m hooked and can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

  8. Rachel these are fabulous…
    What are eggland eggs?

  9. These cookies looks gorgeous, I must try them! πŸ˜›

  10. Eggland’s Best are a brand of eggs that have the properties I described above.

  11. Oh my goodness, I’ve had chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on my mind all day! Yours look scrumptious! πŸ™‚

  12. Oatmeal is my favorite with chocolate chips, adding spice is my kind of thing as well. I must try these.Thanks for sharing.

  13. I made these last night, and they are perfect! Thanks for another excellent recipe!

  14. hi rachel, may i ask what’s the difference or pluspoint in adding the spices, ginger, cinnamon? because in most cookies recipes i’ve tried, i didn’t use any of these spices, but i’m seeing more recipes with spices.

    thanks! — newbie

  15. Hi Newbie,
    Well, this recipe is a a spice cookie and a lot of spice cookies have those spices in them. Spices keep foods from becoming bland. I personally use a lot of ginger because I enjoy it and it is traditional in cookies, as is cinnamon, if not always together.