Double chocolate cookies

Yield: 42 cookies

Measure Ingredient
12 ounces Semisweet chocolate pieces divided
1 cup Margarine or butter softened
¾ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
1 \N Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1¼ cup All-purpose flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt (optional)
2 cups Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)

Heat oven to 350 F. In small saucepan, melt half the chocolate pieces (1 cup) over low heat; cool. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Blend in melted chocolate, egg and vanilla. Gradually add combined dry ingredients except oats; mix well. Stir in oats and remaining 1 cup chocolate pieces. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Store tightly covered.

Nutrition Information (1 cookie): * Calories 120 * Fat 7g * Sodium 85mg * Dietary Fiber 0g

VARIATION: Double Chocolate Bar Cookies: Heat oven to 375 F. Press dough evenly onto bottom of greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store tightly covered. (32 bars)

Source: Quaker Oats Favorite Cookies Copyright 1994, The Quaker Oats Company Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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