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Urban Legend Cookies II Recipe

Urban Legend Cookies II

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"It's the best chocolate chip, oatmeal cookie I've ever had. Recipe is large, I cut it in half. "

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Original recipe makes 9 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. In a blender or food processor, process the oats until finely chopped.
  3. Add the chopped oats, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder into the creamed butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate and nuts.
  4. Roll dough into 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls (do not press) and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2004

Mrs Field's, Neiman Marcus', Urban Legend .. these cookies taste very good for a hoax recipe. First got it but unnamed, from a local aussie paper more than 10 years ago, then discovered it's got a name (1st or 2nd name above) last 4 years or so via the Net. Recently here (malaysia), it's making its rounds again but under yet another name - Famous Amos, lol. No matter what name it goes around with, this chocolate oatmeal chip cookie deserves a try; so go on, you might just come to love it, especially if you love oats, with nuts and chocolate. This makes a lot; I make them smaller and halve the recipe sometimes too. Thanks for sharing it here Holly, I now know the calories and fat content of these cookies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2008

It's okay, but not terrific. It's not buttery enough for me and something isn't quite right, although this is a lot nitpicking on my part. I like my chocolate chip cookies a particular way, I'm afraid. Just a note on a couple other reviews. I don't see anywhere in the recipe where the chocolate has to be chopped. Also, someone noted this was the Mrs. Field recipe. Mrs. Field's has stated they do not use oats/oat flour in their chocolate chip cookies and I cannot taste oats in those cookies. They have stated that their recipes use more butter and vanilla than the average home recipe, along with more sugar.


18 Ratings

Aug 17, 2007

i LOVE these cookies!! they're so easy to make... but they taste so good!! i always make alot and put some dough in the freezer for when i'd like some more :P

Jan 06, 2004

This is one of those special occasion cookies. Everyone loves them. I have made them several times over the past 5 years or so.

Jun 17, 2011

LOVED this cookie! Used 1 3/4 c of each of the sugars (that was plenty) and 1 1/2c of choc chips 'cause that was what I had. Did not bother with the grating of extra choc. Processed 1/2+ the oats to get fine powder and rest left as oatmeal (we like oatmeal). Next time will add a bit of cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. Took some to work - they disappeared in seconds.

Nov 17, 2010

If you make these right, they are outstanding. Someone gave me this recipe 15 years ago and now I'm known for my chocolate chip cookies. I know it's terrible, but I use margarine instead of butter which really help the texture. I don't bother grating the chocolate. I just throw some extra milk chocolate chips in the blender and mix that in (and I add more chocolate than it calls for). In the end though, underbaking these cookies is really the key for me. I bake them for 6 minutes and let them cool as short a time as possible on the cookie sheet. People continually beg me to make them and I've sold a few batches. By the way you can make these vegan and they are still fantastic! The texture is different and you have to form them into a cookie (they don't spread out), but the taste is still incredible. My vegan friends said they were the best cookie they had ever tasted.

Mar 20, 2012

Yummy! Super good and great to make with kids. My whole family loves these!

Jul 13, 2011

These are good! I prefer to use pecans for the walnuts, and I use my cookie scoop for the dough, then I pat it down slightly. My baking time is slightly less, though, closer to 7 or 8 minutes or when the edges are golden and the tops just ever so slightly starting to brown, otherwise they seem too dry.


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  • Calories
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 168 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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