Well, this is yet another post with the very honorable CHEA LU as a guest. :D With so much stress to handle, its lovely to spend an afternoon baking. Of course, one must remember not to stress about the baking either, otherwise, it defeats the whole purpose. Like these cookies, for instance. We had no measuring scale, no measuring cups. Just us. Did that stop us? Nope! First time I'm making cookies with just guesstimations and I gotta say, pretty pleased with the results! Here we go:
What you need:
250g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar (I suggest dark)
1 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats - we used my favourite, Sainsbury's Whole Rolled Porridge Oats, yum!
2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon powder - omitted
1 cup chocolate chips - we probably used a lot more than this, hahaha
What you do:
- Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Better if you used an electric mixer, but we just used a wooden spoon. Wasn't kidding when I said we had nothing with us...
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating in between additions. Add the vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine the oats, flour and salt.
- Gradually add this mixture to the creamed butter and sugars. Mix in the chocolate chips, yummy.
- Leave the dough in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to firm it up a little.
- Preheat your oven to 190C. Form the dough into ping-pong sized balls . Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on racks and enjoy!
These made a nice huge stack of cookies. We had a veritable mountain of cookies by the time we finished. Loveliness! There's hardly anything more beautiful than a huge stack of cookies waiting for you, haha. ;D
Anyways, cookies as you might now, are pretty popular on here. I like cookies much better than cakes, though admittedly, they are much more tiresome to make. There's plenty of chocolate chip cookies, my favourite of course is version 6.5. I've made a few oat cookies before, though not very many. Do a search for "oat cookies" on here if you want to track them down. Made chocolate chip oat cookies once before, a long time ago. Those were kind of nice, I remember. Main difference is that this one has a lot more oats and no cocoa powder.
Now, you would think, since these have a lot more oats in them (3 cups!!!) they wouldn't be as nice. But I dare say, these were much nicer than those other ones. Oats taste so much nicer in cookies than in porridge, don't you agree? They should be called Cookie Oats, instead. Maybe then mor epeople would eat them, haha.
Anyway, these cookies were chock full of chocolate chips, with a delicious flavour from the oats. Best thing was, they weren't even the slightest bit chewy. Crunchy all the way through, just the way I like my cookies! If you make this, I suggest you use the best oats you can. :D Think that would make a huge difference.
Quote of the day: Number one, I absolutely love making chocolate chip cookies. I mean, it's fun. It's exciting. Beyond the fact that I love making them, I love eating them.