Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies

I had this urge the other night to bake cookies. So, after 8 PM I started banging around the kitchen after scouring the internet looking for something to make. I have a huge tub of old-fashioned oats, and I thought about making Oatmeal Creme Pies…Which I still may do, but not until this weekend at the earliest. We’re still digging out from this:

And that’s not even the worst of it. That picture was taken yesterday–Before we got about 7 more inches dumped on us. Ugh. I know, I know. I moved here. I should be able to deal with it. However, I still complained about the weather when I lived in Ohio and it snowed, so this should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me.

But back to the cookies:

Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies 1
I was on the hunt for something with oats, and I came across this recipe for “biscuits.” They sounded good, and I was intrigued by the use of steel-cut oats. So I tweaked the recipe and added some Fleur de Sel, and made these!

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These are evil little cookies, because they are so addicting. They’re more like shortbread, because they’re so crunchy/crumbly. The salt helps to cut the sweetness. I am powerless to resist anything salty-sweet.

Yield: 3

Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies

Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes


  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C (2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 C steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 C semisweet chocolate chips
  • Fleur de Sel, for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda & salt into medium bowl and set aside.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla bean paste until fluffy.

With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture.

With a wooden spoon, mix in oats and chocolate chips (the dough will be very stiff).

Using a small cookie scoop (1 Tbsp) place cookies on the prepared sheets. With a flat-bottomed glass or damp hands, flatten the cookies to 2-inch rounds. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart.

Bake 14 minutes. Sprinkle with salt after removing from oven. Cool on sheet 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.

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I am rather glad these are almost gone. I think I’ve eaten half the batch all by myself.

Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies 3

Evil, addicting, dark delicious little cookies.

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4 Replies to “Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies”

    • It’s not the norm. It’s not unheard of out here, but it is unusual, especially for the amount of snow we got. Everyone’s blabbering about how we need the moisture and all that, but the ground’s still frozen, because we’ve been a lot cooler than normal too. Whatever moisture we got with this storm isn’t going to stick around once everything melts–It’ll wash away and flood.

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