Sunday, June 07, 2009

Chocolate Oatmeal Bon Bons

So I've been given the task of typing up some of my Great Grandmothers recipes. I was having a terrible chocolate crisis one evening and decided to try one of her recipes. This is the one I choose mostly cause I had everything on hand, but also cause someone had written "Very Good!" next to it on the recipe card. Turned out that little note was true. These are extremely tasty cookies!

Here is the description that she has on the card: "A rich chocolate cookie, slightly high in the center with a rather unusual texture and flavor due to the chocolate-oatmeal combination. A crunchy, crisp cookie that stores well."

(Sorry for blurry pic :( )

Chocolate Oatmeal Bon Bons


  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 cup soft shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups quick rolled oats.

First mix together butter, shortening, sugar, egg, chocolate, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add this bowl to butter/sugar bowl and add the oats. Cover and chill throughly. Roll into small balls about the size of a walnut.

Place about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.


Anonymous said...

Is this a grandma Del recipe? I don't recall these cookies.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I made these for my brother every Christmas for many years but lost the recipe a few years ago. I just made a batch to surprise him this year. My daughter has just declared these her favorite cookies.

Calypso Rae said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them!