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Double Chocolate Spiced Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

A frugal friendly double chocolate oatmeal cookies recipe your kids will love! Slightly adapted from The Good Cheap Eats Cookbook.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 3.9 ounce package Chocolate Fudge Instant Pudding Mix
  • 11/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined. Stir in the flour, oats, pudding mix, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Form the dough into rounded tablespoons and place the dough balls 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a wet glass.
  4. Bake util set, 8-10 minutes. Cool an a wire rack.