Brownie oatmeal gems recipe: Chocolate cookies with oats & walnuts (1989)

Brownie oatmeal gems recipe - Cookies from 1989

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Brownie oatmeal gems: A retro recipe from the 80s

The secret to these precious brownie oatmeal gems lies in the cookie’s perfect combination of rich, smooth Baker’s chocolate, quick oats, walnuts and brown sugar.

Brownie oatmeal gems vintage 80s dessert recipe

Brownie oatmeal gems recipe - Cookies from 1989

Brownie oatmeal gems

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 8 ounces Baker's semi-sweet or German's sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup Karo light or dark corn syrup
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups quick oats
  • 4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Melted chocolate for dipping (optional)


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, stir chocolate and butter over low heat just until chocolate melts.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in corn syrup, eggs and salt.
  4. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour chocolate mixture over dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in 350 (F) oven for 15 minutes. (Cookies will not change much during baking.)
  8. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet.
  9. Remove; cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g

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