Chocolate-Oat Bat Cookies Recipe
Chocolate-Oat Bat Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Chocolate-Oat Bat Cookies Recipe

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Oatmeal cookie fans will love this variation that combines oats, chocolate and coconut. They're different then average cutouts, and the bat shape is so cute! —Edna Hall, Aitkin, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, finely chopped
  • Red-hot candies

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 227 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Stir in chocolate and extracts. Combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture until well blended. Stir in coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 3-in. bat-shaped cookie cutter.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Add Red-Hots for eyes. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate-Oat Bat Cookies in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2007, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 227 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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