Wednesday, May 02, 2012

52 cookies :: week 17 :: oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

52 cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
via Orangette

2 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c granulated sugar
1 tblsp best-quality vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 c rolled oats "zizzed" in a food processor for a few seconds

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Preparing baking sheet with silpat.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together melted butter and brown and granulated sugars until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk, mixing until light and creamy. Mix in sifted ingredients, working until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and oats by hand, using a wooden spoon. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour. Use a table knife to scoop and press dough into 1/4 c measuring scoops, and plunk the mounds onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be three inches apart.

3. Bake cookies for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. (I did 30 minutes.) Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cook completely. Eat.

K: I like how you did a mix of two kinds of cookies you already did. They are chocolate chip and oatmeal. I like how they are so big. I love the cookies so much.

E: Mmm, definitely better than oatmeal raisin. They are really hard to break to share with friends :( , but they're still delicious :D

D: This cookie has a nice salty flavor, and I guess that the oatmeal will save me when Jesus comes a counting my cholesterol. Well, I had a problem with this week's offering. It was hard and it was crumbly. This didn't help with its awkward snowball shape.

Woody Allen said something about pizza, "even bad, it's still pretty good". I'm not throwing this cookie off the island and I'll probably eat the last one in the jar, but this cookie does not rule thunder-dome!


rebecca said...

Wow. The fam's keepin' it real!

BunkleLife said...

Snowball shape? Really? ;)

Tough critics!!

Tracy said...

To their credit - I have asked them to be honest and critical... the idea of this exercise being to see which recipes we like - and which we don't; not to take it as a criticism of my baking prowess ;) xo