Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

About 10 years ago, I found the best oatmeal cookie recipe ever! They were soft and chewy and a little bit spicy. The first, and only, time I made them were as treats for a weekend boat trip to Nanaimo where we were watching the sinking of H.M.C.S. Saskatchewan - Nanaimo's first artificial reef. The weekend and the cookies were fantastic! But I lost the recipe. Like many underwater treasures, it has remained lost ever since.

Being the optimist that I am, I continue to create original and test others oatmeal cookie recipes in the hopes of finding something as good as those lost cookies. This recipe isn't as spicy as the elusive one but it is still delicious! For me, chocolate and oats are one of those perfect flavour combinations and the addition of cinnamon makes it even better. I used "mini-kisses" by Chipits. They are 1/3 the size of original chocolate "kisses" and perfect for these small cookies. 

  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 large flake rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package baking "kisses" or large chocolate chips

What to do
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in large bowl.
  3. Stir in oats.
  4. In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  5. Blend in water.
  6. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  7. Shape into small balls and place a "kiss" or chip in the centre.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!


  1. Yummy and so cute. I love the toppers.

  2. Great photography! These cookies look delicious.

  3. I couldn't agree more! I love the combo of oatmeal and chocolate (even more than the combo of oatmeal and raisins!)

  4. I love this oatmeal version of peanut butter blossoms! Chocolate and oats definitely go perfectly together, so I can imagine how yummy these cookies are.

  5. The photos are gorgeous...and the combination of oatmeal and chocolate - WOW!

  6. I have a bag of leftover kisses from Christmas and now I think I know exactly what to do with them! I like that these are made with oatmeal too! Nice way to change things up

  7. These would be perfect for valentines day. I might even use dfferent colored kisses....thanks for sharing :)

  8. This is such a neat combination of oatmeal cookies and peanut blossoms! They look scrumptious!

  9. It looks delicious! The picture is great also! Good job!

  10. Great cookies! They sound and look delicious!

  11. Those are so cute. I love cookies that has walnuts or some almonds on it. I guess I should try your recipe tomorrow.

  12. i made some of these!

    you might want to check how they turned out on my blog.

    thank you for the recipe!

    <3 Joanna

  13. This is so sweet! I just made some of this yesterday and my hubby really love it. He even brings some of these to his boss. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Really really really want to try these... what did you use for the using?

    1. I just melted some white chocolate candy melts from Wilton and drizzled it.