nutritional information

Per Cookie:

  • Calories: 56
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 43 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 4 g

Chocolate Espresso Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Espresso Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 48 cookies

Take chocolate chip cookies to the next level with this espresso-spiked dough that's laced with chewy oats.
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour or oat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 oz. (1 stick) margarine, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cooled espresso or strong coffee
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in bowl.

2. Cream margarine and sugar together with electric mixer in bowl. Beat in espresso and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, adding up to 1/2 cup more if necessary to make thick dough. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

3. Divide dough in half. Transfer each dough half to large sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper. Use plastic wrap to shape dough into 2 2-inch-diameter logs with plastic wrap or wax paper. Wrap tightly, and chill 2 hours, or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Slice dough logs into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Transfer slices to greased or parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake 8 to 11 minutes, or until cookies look dry on top. Cool cookies 3 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack

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What kind of oats are you using in this cookie?

Janet Hirshberg - 2016-01-04 22:55:50

I'm from the Midwest and don't/can't drink strong coffee. Is it possible to use espresso powder instead of actual coffee and how much?

Karen Muske - 2014-11-22 18:43:34

These turned out well for me! I did add 1 egg replacer. Nuts would be good.

Vegdaze - 2014-03-23 01:24:46

these are really good, i think i would add a little cinnamon to them also would be great with peanut butter or mint chips. yummy

barbara - 2013-11-04 19:12:37

I am in complete agreement with Holly and was shocked to see margarine in the list of ingredients. I'm a big coconut oil fan and use it in all of my baking... and skin... and hair.

Carolann - 2013-11-02 16:12:56

I am quite surprised and disappointed to see margarine used in this recipe. Anyone who knows about healthy-eating knows that chemically-derived margarine is terrible for your health! It is not a real food, nor is it a "better than butter" replacement, ESPECIALLY the types made from hormone-disrupting soy. Extra-virgin coconut oil would be an excellent substitute (I use it almost exclusively in place of butter), or a good quality Safflower/Walnut/Grapeseed oil would even be better. Please, Vegetarian Times, do your research. I enjoy your website and have it saved in my Favorites, but this is kind of a let-down....

Holly - 2013-03-24 12:01:48

I used Earth Balance margarine at room temperature. No extra ingredients needed, they turned out PERFECT. Thank you for a great recipe!

Emily - 2013-01-28 08:22:27

Use some chopped nuts, 2/3 peanut butter and 1/3 Earth Balance margarine (melt and stir together with cocoa), also add a little agave nectar (or honey), eliminate the chocolate chips, salt, baking soda, sugar and flour. Make into little cookies and refrigerate (no need for cooking). You can also substitute pumpkin flax cereal (Costco) for the oatmeal or use half of each.

Kathy - 2012-12-31 05:00:10

Hi Lauren, sorry, i just saw your question. For this recipe (1½ cups oats) use 1 egg or the equivalent substitute for 1 egg (e.g. Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer: mix 1 tbs powder with 3 tbs water; OR Ener-G: mix 1½ tsp power with 3 tbs water; OR 3 tbs mayonnaise, regular or vegan; OR half a mashed banana + ¼ tsp baking powder). Good luck!

Michael - 2012-12-27 07:18:40

I love that fact that people can add their comments to help those of us who have not yet tried the recipe. Thank you dear contributors - I will now add eggs, will cut back on amount of oats and will probably use my cookie scoop instead of using the refrigerated roll.

Charlene - 2012-12-27 02:17:09

Michael, how much egg replacer did you use?

Lauren - 2012-12-22 15:19:52

This would be a welcome addition to our freezer

nirgrantha - 2012-12-05 04:26:43

DELICIOUS cookies, congrats! I made them yesterday and my daughter had almost half of them for breakfast!!! My changes: --ADDED instant decaf coffee, crushed coffee beans, sliced almonds, and an egg substitute. Note the EGG IS A MUST. --MIXED all in bread maker. --SKIPPED the icebox-cookie method altogether. --DROPPED onto parchment-lined cookie sheet using a 1-Tbs ice-cream scoop. --BAKED for 11 minutes. Will make again!

michael kambas - 2012-12-04 09:17:58

TO RACHEL try Earth Balance for a vegan fat substitute. you can also sub apple sauce but only for half of the fat of any recipe. TO EMILY sorry it didn't work out for you. although i haven't tried it yet, it does seem to meet the standard oats/flour/butter formula which is 3/2/1. however, the binder is missing, so you're right about adding an egg or an egg substitute such as Egg Replacer, Ener-G, or xantham gum. i'm thinking of adding some chopped coffee beans for an added crunch :-)

michael kambas - 2012-12-02 07:49:49

Is there a vegan substitution for the margarine?

Rachel Albanese - 2012-10-18 15:09:53