Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Coat an 8×8 baking pan with non stick spray and line with a parchment paper.
Place butter, sugar and chocolate in a pan over medium heat until all melted. Let cool for a minute.
Mix in the eggs one at a time using an electric mixer (this is important). Beat very well after each addition.
Add in vanilla and cocoa powder. Mix well.
Transfer the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Pound the pan on the counter twice.
Bake in the heated oven for 25 minutes until the top is crackled.
Tips: It’s best to melt the butter, sugars and chocolate in a sauce pan over medium heat and NOT to use a microwave. Make sure all the ingredients are well mixed. Since this flourless brownie recipe has no leavening agent such as baking powder, over-mixing won’t cause a problem. Don’t over bake the brownies. We did not have nonstick spray — just the parchment paper. These kind of tasted like flourless chocolate cake — so really, no one could be disappointed. Mookie the cat got chastised for walking across the counter to inspect the mixing bowl (it was too far from his usual perch on the high chair by the bar counter).
Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt) together. Just the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt– you’ll add the oats later.
Mix the wet ingredients (butter, sugars, eggs, molasses, vanilla) together.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Add the oats and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick and sticky.
Chill the cookie dough. We did way more than 45 minutes in the refrigerator, which helps prevent the cookies from overspreading.
Scoop cookie dough balls. About 3 Tablespoons of dough per cookie– yes, these are LARGE!
Bake at 350°F for 13-14 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges are set and the centers still look soft.
Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
These were so good — just the right amount of chewy, and really awesome texture from the extra oats. I’ve long been an oatmeal raisin fan, but I was open to Jesse’s chocolate substitution, and they were quite the hit with his apartment. He skipped the molasses and used less sugar. Everyone was a fan of the bittersweet 60% cacao baking chips.