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Friday, February 4, 2022

Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, another freezer dough recipe!

Cookies are always a welcome treat. And now you can have freshly baked cookies anytime you want...with this delicious Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie dough stored in the freezer! This is what we can "frozen convenience" at our house!


We love cookies, however, just like the other freezer cookie dough recipes this new flavor allows for fresh cookies without getting tired of the flavor, having them go stale, and most of all saving space in the freezer. Let's be honest, frozen packages of cookie dough take up far less space than baked cookies do...

When I sat out a few years ago to solve some of the problems of cooking for just the two of us, this cookie dough process came to be. I really didn't invent anything, but I did adapt what I have done naturally in the kitchen for decades to what I now need to do, for two. And that is how it goes, we adapt what we do in the kitchen as the family grows, and then we adapt in other ways as the family changes and each child begins life in their own home. 

But never fear, those little packages of cookie dough that bake up into a dozen perfect cookies, are just as easy to bake up in multiples for a nice arrangement on a dessert tray when company comes calling. I always like to offer a couple different kinds of cookies anyway! 


You could store the original Oatmeal Cookie Dough for the Freezer (with 5 flavor variations!) in the freezer along with Toffee and Walnut Oatmeal Cookie Dough in the same space that a single batch of baked cookies would require. Now you know why we call it "frozen convenience"! Life doesn't get any better except when friends come to call and enjoy a cup of coffee while getting caught up on life and sharing stories. 


Some thoughts on this recipe:

Conveniently, you may store the thawed cookie dough for up to three days before baking. 

When you cut the disk of dough into pieces, you may wish to roll or push it into a round shape before baking. 

For a special treat, sandwich these cookies together with frosting. Quite a festive touch for those with a serious sweet tooth!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar, you can make your own organic sugar, recipe found here.
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • instant espresso powder
  • baking soda
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • cinnamon
  • dry cocoa powder
  • rolled oats
  • chocolate chips
  • walnuts or pecans
You will also need the following:
  • stand mixer or heavy duty hand mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer
  • silicon spatula
  • waxed paper
  • plastic freezer bag or container with a tight-fitting lid
  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
Now we are ready to begin!



Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
makes 4 packages

1 1/4 c butter (2 1/2 sticks)
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1t vanilla
1 egg
1 T water
1 - 2 T instant espresso powder - for strong coffee flavor use the full measure
1 1/3 c whole wheat flour - we use pastry grind
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
2 T dry cocoa powder
3 1/2 c rolled oats 
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
1 c walnuts or pecans

cut the walnuts or pecans into chunks, set them aside. 


Place butter into the mixing bowl, add both the regular sugar and the brown sugar, beat until creamy. 



Add the egg, vanilla, salt, water, and espresso. Beat well. 

Add the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Combine and mix together, add the oats and mix until evenly mixed. Finally add the chopped nuts and chocolate chips, using low-speed mix well. 


Divide dough into 4 portions, form into a disk, press down to flatten slightly. Wrap in wax paper. Place the wrapped disks of dough in a labeled freezer bag or container. Store in the freezer. 


To bake, remove one or more disks of dough from the freezer and allow to thaw on the counter, for 30-45 minutes. You may also remove the frozen dough the night before and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 


Cut into 12 pieces press the pieces at the corners to shape, and bake in a 350-degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until done. 

Let cool on the pan 3-5 minutes, move to a cotton towel or brown paper to finish cooling. 

Storage options for Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Store the frozen disks for up to six months. The thawed dough may be stored for up to three days before baking. The baked cookies may be stored for up to five days. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:
Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
makes 4 packages

1 1/4 c butter (2 1/2 sticks)
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1t vanilla
1 egg
1 T water
1 - 2 T instant espresso powder - for strong coffee flavor use the full measure
1 1/3 c whole wheat flour - we use pastry grind
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
2 T dry cocoa powder
3 1/2 c rolled oats 
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
1 c walnuts or pecans

cut the walnuts or pecans into chunks, set them aside. 

Place butter into the mixing bowl, add both the regular sugar and the brown sugar, beat until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, water, and espresso. Beat well. 

Add the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Combine and mix together, add the oats and mix until evenly mixed. Finally add the chopped nuts and chocolate chips, using low-speed mix well. 


Divide dough into 4 portions, form into a disk, press down to flatten slightly. Wrap in wax paper. Place the wrapped disks of dough in a labeled freezer bag or container. Store in the freezer. 


To bake, remove one or more disks of dough from the freezer and allow to thaw on the counter, for 30-45 minutes. You may also remove the frozen dough the night before and let thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 


Cut into 12 pieces press the pieces at the corners to shape, and bake in a 350-degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until done. 

Let cool on the pan 3-5 minutes, move to a cotton towel or brown paper to finish cooling. 

Storage options for Whole Grain Mocha Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Store the frozen disks for up to six months. The thawed dough may be stored for up to three days before baking. The baked cookies may be stored for up to five days. 

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  1. I love having cookie dough in the freezer! I like to throw a few in the oven when dinner starts, then we have nice warm cookies for dessert. :)

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    1. I agree, we have come to call this "frozen convenience"!

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  2. I like that idea of having cookie dough at the ready!

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  3. Oh my, looks so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 8! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Shared on Fb, Pn, and Tw.

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    1. Thank you Dee, and thanks so for hosting. 25 and Done has become a favorite link party to share with, so fun!

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  4. Chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. Two of my favorites in one cookie, that's heaven.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping to comment, I appreciate it!

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  5. Oh my gosh those look good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Helen, you are welcome, thanks for hosting What's For Dinner Sunday?

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  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really like the idea of being able to pull out a batch for delicious home made cookies at any time without all of the prep work involved each time. #HomeMattersParty

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  7. wow, these sound amazing and I think it's perfekt that you use whole wheat and lots of oats! we'll give them a try soon!
    Nanni

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    1. Thank you and thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello, I appreciate it! Have a great week ahead, take care.

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