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Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
8 tablespoons (1 stick) margarine or butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3 Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup chopped nuts
Powdered sugar (optional)

  1. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add combined flour and baking soda; mix well. Add oats and nuts; mix well. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are almost set. (Centers should still be moist. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Store tightly covered.

ABOUT 6 DOZEN

NUTRTIRION INFORMATION: 1 cookie
Calories 95, Calories From Fat 45, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 50mg, Total Carbohydrates 12g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 2g

Cook’s Tip: To melt chocolate, place in 1-quart glass measuring cup or microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Or, place in top part of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; stir occasionally until smooth.