Friday, December 12, 2008

Recipe: Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies


'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to make people jolly than fresh baked cookies. Oatmeal cookies are easy and nutritious. Thing 1 and Thing 2 don't eat any type of nuts unless it's in their cookies, oatmeal cookies to be precise. I usually make the regular raisin, cinnamon, almond variety, but decided to make chocolate oatmeal cookies this time around. They came out wonderful, I just had to tweak the recipe a bit as I thought the batter was a bit dry. It worked perfectly the first time around so I'm going to include the recipe here for all of you lovelies who want to try this at home.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup flour
3 tbs cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla (I used powdered vanillin which you can get at Casa Pedro)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup oats (not too fine, not too thick, regular oats)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or raisins, I used raisins 'cause I didn't have choco chips at home)
1 1/2 eggs (I doubled the whole recipe and used 3 eggs - it was perfect)
  • Cream butter and sugars together
  • Add egg, vanilla
  • Mix all dry ingredients together (except for the oats)
  • Mix in all the dry ingredients
  • Fold in oats and raisins or chips
  • Bake in hot oven for about 8-10 min or until slightly brown on the sides
  • Wait a couple of minutes before removing carefully from baking sheet and cooling on cookie rack
  • Store in an air tight container, they keep for about 5 days, if they aren't eaten before then
Enjoy!

1 comment:

someone said...

Goodie, will try my luck with making these... :S