*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                     CHOCOLATE BROWNIE OATMEAL COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12       oz           Semisweet chocolate pieces
                         -- melted*
    8       oz           Cream cheese -- softened
      1/2   c            Margarine or butter
                         -- softened
    1       c            Brown sugar, firmly packed
      1/2   c            Granulated sugar
    2                    Eggs
      1/2   ts           Vanilla
    1 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    1 1/2   ts           Baking soda
    3       c            Quaker Oats, uncooked
                         -- (quick or old-fashioned)
    1       c            Chopped nuts
                         Powdered sugar (optional)
 
   Beat together 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.  Stir in oats and nuts; mix well.  Cover;
   chill at least 1 hour.  Heat oven to 350 F.  Shape dough into 1-inch
   balls.  Place 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10
   minutes or until cookies are almost set.  (Centers should still be moist.
   Do not overbake.)  Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
   Cool completely.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
   
   *To melt chocolate: Place in medium microwaveable bowl.  Microwave at HIGH
   1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  Or, place in top
   part of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; stir occasionally
   until smooth.
   
   Nutrition Information (1 cookie):
   * Calories 95
   * Fat 5g
   * Sodium 50mg
   * Dietary Fiber 0g
   
   Source: Quaker Oats Prize-Winning Recipes (Rozena Mahar)
   Copyright 1994, The Quaker Oats Company
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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