Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Santa Claus is coming to town! Have you finished baking cookies or just starting? My mom made these cookies this week and I just had to share the delicious recipe with you, just in case you are looking for a new recipe.

These cookies are made with Mexican chocolate, chocolate chips, ground oatmeal, and a combination of chopped pecans and walnuts. They taste soft and gooey, warm out of the oven and light and crunchy once cooled.

It’s a delicious variation on chocolate chip cookies and perfect to make for Santa with the little ones.

Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces Mexican chocolate
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups chopped nuts (recommend pecans, walnuts or both)


  1. Preheat oven to 365 F. degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and both sugars. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Finely grind oatmeal in a blender or food processor.
  4. Combine the oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder and soda in a medium bowl, and slowly add it to the wet ingredients. Beat just until combined.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate for 30 seconds to 1 minute to soften chocolate and add it, along with chocolate chips and nuts to the batter. Mix just to combine.
  6. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls, 2 inches apart, on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
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