Cooling rack with Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate and Chopped Prunes. This riff on our Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is inspired by one of our growers, who swaps the puree for chopped prunes, and uses dark honey from his own hives to give these an even richer flavor.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Prunes

Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies -but loaded with dark chocolate, chopped prunes and a touch of honey. We can’t think of a better treat, thanks. Or a better breakfast, frankly.

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack with a bouquet of flowers

What’s a prune growers favorite way to enjoy prunes?

If you ask any prune grower, they’ll tell you that their favorite way to enjoy California Prunes is straight off the drying rack – but then, they usually share one of their favorite family recipes. This riff on our Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies is inspired by one of our growers, Matt Bozzo, who swaps the puree for chopped prunes, and uses dark honey from his own hives to give these an even richer flavor. For a little crunch, you can also add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (Matt grows those too) to make next-level chewy oatmeal cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are great – but have you tried Oatmeal Prune Cookies? Using chopped prunes instead of raisins results in a chewy, gooey masterpiece. The moist juicy prunes almost melt into the cookies – adding fabulous flavor and texture to our Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie recipe.

two hands snapping an old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookie with chocolate
two hands snapping an old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookie with chocolate

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Prunes

Chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with dark chocolate, chopped prunes and a touch of honey We can't think of a better treat, thanks. Or a better breakfast, frankly. This riff on our Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies is inspired by one of our growers, Matt Bozzo, who swaps the puree for chopped prunes, and uses dark honey from his own hives to give these an even richer flavor.For a little crunch, you can also add in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (Matt grows those too) to make next-level chewy oatmeal cookies!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Heritage Recipes, Kid Friendly
Servings 12 servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dark honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup about 12 pitted California prunes, chopped
  • cup dark chocolate chips or chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone silpats.
  • Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment on medium speed, cream the butter until the sugar has been absorbed and the texture is light and fluffy. Add in the honey, egg, and vanilla, and continue mixing on low speed until incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl and paddle.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold the dry mix, then the oats, into the mixer bowl, mixing on low just enough to incorporate everything evenly. Use a spatula to fold in the chopped prunes and chocolate chips.
  • With an ice cream scoop, large spoon, or just your hands, form the dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter, and arrange on the prepared baking sheets. Press the dough down to create a more evenly textured cookie, or leave them as balls for a cookie that’s chewier in the center and a little crisp on the edges. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cooked throughout and starting to brown!

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Notes

PRO TIP: Keep an eye on your cookies in the last couple minutes of baking time – especially if you want chewy oatmeal cookies instead of crispy ones.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 549IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chewy cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Heritage Recipes, matt bozzo, oatmeal cookies
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