Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple of days ago, the weather was beautiful and I was in such a mood to bake. A couple friends were getting together and I wanted to bring something easy, so cookies it was. I grabbed this recipe from a book that my brother bought me for my birthday(or Christmas?). It's called The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle by Kate Zuckerman. I was personally a huge fan of this recipe, with a caramelized crispy outside and still a chewy delicious inside! 

Here's what you'll need:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
16 tbsp butter (room temp)
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs plus 1 egg white (room temp)
3 cups raw oatmeal (NOT quick-cooking)
8 oz milk chocolate (chips or chunks)
1 cup golden raisins (I left out the raisins)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, baking soda, oatmeal and salt, set aside. Cream the butter for about one minute then add the sugar and beat on med-high speed until the mixture becomes fluffy, approximately 5 minutes. Add the dark brown sugar and continue to cream. Turn the mixer down to slow and one by one, add the eggs, until fully incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. 

Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture slowly, scraping down the sides of the bowl until everything is fully incorporated, about 1 minute. Fold in the milk chocolate and raisins if desired. Shape the cookie dough into balls and place 2" apart, then flatten each mound with the back of a spoon or two fingers. 

Bake the cookies until the rise, spread, and turn light golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. In my oven they were ready in about 8, so watch them closely!

Photo by Emi Niesi

Don't they look delicious?! Well, they sure do taste delicious. 
Thanks ChrisO!

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