Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



I'm so into cookies again. On most weekends, I prefer baking cookies than cakes. It's just more practical I suppose. Occasionally though, I take the chance to bake cakes when we visit friends/family.

Repeat after me:

Oats are good for you.

I have been trying to increase my oats intake. Especially after reading all the health benefits of oats can have on your digestive system. I'm not sure if it is still healthy after the addition of butter and sugar in the cookie batter but hey... anything to make us feel less guilty right?

This cookie is slightly crisp on the outer and soft inside. I re-baked it after 2 days and that made it cruncher.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (around 45 cookies)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
220grams butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preaheat oven to 350 degrees, and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk flour, salt and baking powder together in a medium bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, by hand or by mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat the mixture until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.

4. Stir dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture with a large rubber spatula. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

5. Place dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets by large spoonfuls (about 2 tablespoons each), leaving at least 2 inches between.

6. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cookies on rack. Let cool, and store in airtight container.



I'm on the hunt for more cookie recipes! Any suggestions or links will be appreciated! =)

18 comments:

Liz said...

I love oatmeal cookies. I used to make them, without fail, for every single party I went to when I first started grad school. Yours look gorgeous, and hey, oats are healthy -- even if they do come in a buttery package!

If you want to try something a little different, my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is here. You can even replace some of the all purpose flour with oat flour and make them "healthy" ...

rita bellnad said...

Me too...me too... I usually add up corn starch, choc chip and orange zest, uhh.... it's been long time... I should bake again my old recipe...,
will let u know, when I posted. Not really help hey hehehehe...^___^

Hazza said...

I like oatmeal cookies - yes, using the excuse of it being good for you relieves some of the guilty pleasures when eating them! As for ideas, how about some butter cookies, Danish style. I really miss the Kjeldsens brand. Nothing else taste the same.

teckiee said...

hey hey, when are you coming to kl?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I love Oats cookies!

Alexander said...

Haha... nice cookies.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Frankensteina said...

I have a confession...I LOVE OATMEAL! Heheheheh

So this is just the perfect recipe for me thanks Daphne :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i love oatmeal cookies...some more ideas for cookies? how abt black ones like oreos (i hate the white fillings though, i always scrape the fillings off, except when melting the whole oreos in hot milk)

tigerfish said...

Oats are good for me, oats are good for me, oats are good for me...your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are good for me, your oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are good for me...
Oops, that's the result of repeating after you! :P

Big Boys Oven said...

wonder if you smacking while you are doing your research! lol! so cool!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

We are so in sync. I just made these a few days ago.

Retno Prihadana said...

Ahh..daphne you bring me back to my mother oatmeal cookies. It´s really healthy. I baked almost similar cookies without chocolate chips last year, not yet posting :))

Piggy said...

I love oats cookies too... just remember that I have a pack of oats that I've yet to use for baking, you just gave me a great idea of what I can do with it.. ;-)

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Oats are good for you!! Yay! A legit to make cookies!

daphne said...

liz- What a great link! Will definitely try that out! Thanks! love your blog btw!

rita-That made me want to bake biscotti! =)

hazza- butter cookies.. mmm.. i'm thinking of shortbread..hmm..

teckiee- late May! Will give you more details when flight is confirmed!

little corner- ^5!

alexender-thanks!

frankensteina- wooho! another oatmeal fan!

mocha-aren't they like chocolate cookies? hmm.. I wonder how they make them.

tigerfish- u r so funny!

big boys oven- yes I was! How did u know? oops.. hahaha.

wandering chopsticks- there is something about this blogging world.... ;p

retno-can't wait to see yours!!

piggy- ooo..your photos are always perfect. This is going to be good.

jessy- Oh yeah!! hehe.

M&Ms... said...

healthier or not, I agree, having oats in them makes you feel less guilty :) Am all for that. Yumm..

daphne said...

m&ms- hehehe. Me too. The fact remains that oats are good for you ..and everything in moderation.

ioyces said...

hi daphne...

no cookies recipes to share...but have u tried the traveller's lunch box's granola?? The base is oats...and the taste of the cereal is to die for...!!!!

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