Monday, July 2, 2012

Making Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

A couple days ago, I came across Bing's post on making chocolate chip cookies and was immediately intrigued to try her recipe again. Yesterday afternoon, I asked my husband if he was in the mood of munching some cookies that are similar to Subway's (re: slightly chewy, fragrant, buttery and sweet) and he said "Yes!". Shortly, I tested Bing's latest recipe for my Sunday's baking. As usual, for my first trial baking attempt, I only made half of the ingredients from indicated recipe. I used chopped cooking chocolate instead of chocolate chips. Also, instead of making the cookies in a size as big as Bing's or Subway's, I made the cookies in a bite size as per my husband's request.

Below is the (half) recipe I used for making chocolate oatmeal cookies yesterday. The buttery cookies smelled really heavenly when baked in the oven. The whole kitchen smelled so wonderful and all of sudden, the cookies' aroma gave me that blissful Christmas feeling.

The first batch of my Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 55gr Unsalted butter, in room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Chopped cooking chocolate

Tutorials:

1. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, caster sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal, milk powder, baking powder and salt. Stir all these dry ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, mix together butter, vanilla extract and egg by using a balloon whisk. Don't worry so much about the lumps. Then, add the vegetable oil into this wet mixture and mix well.

Whisk the wet ingredients until well combined.

3. Make a well on the dry ingredients mixture then add the wet ingredients into it. Stir well by using a rubber spatula.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients to form cookie dough.

4. When the dough is ready and not sticky to the bowl, add the chopped cooking chocolate. Combine well.

Add the chopped cooking chocolate to the cookie dough.

5. Roll the dough into equal size balls and put them in a tray which is already lined with parchment paper. No need to press the cookie balls as they will melt in the oven's heat.

Roll the cookie dough into small balls.

6. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn the cookies' bottom.

Cookies: Fresh from the oven.

7. Remove the cookies from the tray and let them cool. The cookies will be a bit hardened when they are cool.

Chocolate oatmeal cookies ready to serve.

** This recipe makes about 40 small cookies.

In my opinion, making these cookies is relatively easy and simple yet the cookies' final results were pretty great. In addition, this recipe requires minimum baking utensils to prepare the cookies dough (no need electric mixer!); hence less stuff to clean or wash after baking.

Children would definitely find these cookies a treat. My husband and I sent half of the cookies I baked to my nephews last night. My eldest nephew thought we bought these cookies from some shop outside and my husband brought some of these cookies to his office for snack this morning.

** Get the printable version of this recipe HERE.

10 comments:

  1. Looks almost like the recipe to make the so-called "Famous Amos" cookies. But the portion of the recipe here is half.

    Well, I made 200+ pieces of cookies with the recipe I followed. Too many to eat. :P

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    1. I didn't know you bake! 200+ cookies are way too many for one household! :D

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  2. Thanks for the recipe, Sifu! Will try that next ;)

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  3. Always love a good chocolate chip recipe! Thanks so much :)) And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  4. These look fantastic, I love your blog! Just letting you know I've nominated you for an award. Check out: http://food-fork-and-good.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/spiced-apple-pie-rolls-awards.html

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  5. Those sound fantastic. Thanks for the friend request. :)

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  6. Cookies like this are almost always good. Thanks for sharing your version with us.

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