It has been months since I have done an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip recipe! It is hard to find the best when you are not baking, I have been slacking! Time to get back in the kitchen. Luckily this year I work with a lovely group of people who just happen to love treats, my kind of people! A bakers dream, 5 willing tasters. Now I will bake more and not eat it all myself, Perfect! This week I went with an Oatmeal Cookie recipe as I have still not found ‘My favourite Oatmeal Cookie’.
This recipe was found at Baking is my Zen, some great recipes, check it out! I did change this recipe a tad. I loved that they were thick and chewy, but my tasters are NOT fans of raisins, so I had to go with a chocolate chip version. In doing so I omitted a lot of the spices, that I figured wouldn’t go as well with chocolate.
Big and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Adapted from Baking is my Zen
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven temperature: 350°F
2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside.
4. Beat the butter and sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down bowl.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl.
6. Decrease speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients until combined, about 30 seconds.
7. Mix in the chips until just incorporated.
8. Chill dough for an hour or more. I chill overnight. ( chilling is OPTIONAL)
9. Using large ice cream scooper, scoop cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet. Space cookies about 2 inches apart.
10. Bake, switching and rotating the sheets halfway through the baking time, until the cookies turn golden brown around the edges, 20 minutes
Unfortunately, I was not a fan of these cookies. They were thick, but chewy as in tough chewy. I won’t make these again.
The search continues