Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chocolate Oat Spice Cookies

Finally!!! Something I've baked and posted in not just the same year, or just in the same month,  and not only in the same week but one the very same day!!! Yay me!

Aaand it's sweet... Aaand it's chocolately!! And it's so totally amazing that I'm all but going to refer to this little creation of mine as the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Everrr... But I'm not going to say that. 'Cause you have crisp cookie people and cakey cookies people and bite-sized cookie people and GINORMOUS cookie people and it's simply impossible to please them all! I fall into the "Dude, if it's got chocolate - it's gonna be AWESOME" catergory... We're easy to please.

This cookie is sort of an adaption from a family friend's recipe... But by the time I've halved the sugar, reduced the butter, increased the vanilla, removed the salt (I use salted butter...), changed the type of flour called for (and the oats), and added cocoa and a substansial amount of nutmeg... I think I can just about call it my own... Don't you?

I secretly feel that these cookies are almost healthy what with the dark chocolate, rolled oats, wholemeal flour and  reduced sugar/butter content... But that might just be wishful thinking!

Here the are:
The Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, According to Kat

Don't they just look gorgeous?
Recipie follows the jump...
You will need...
Clockwise from middle top: 100g butter, 1 1/2 cups rolled (not quick) oats, 1/2 Tbsp vanilla, 1/2Tbsp water, 1/4 cup un-packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup castor sugar, 1 cup dark chocoalte pieces, 1 1/4 cup minus 1 Tbsp wholemeal flour, 1 Tbsp cocoa. On black plate: 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 egg.
I hope that's readable...


Set oven to 180 degrees C and line a cookie sheet with baking paper.

Beat the room temperature butter until it loses shape. Add vanilla/water and beat a little longer.

Slowly add sugars and cream until mostly dissolved and pale.

Beat in the egg until fully combined.

Slowly, alternately add all the flour/nutmeg/baking powder, 1/2 the rolled oats and 1/4 of the chocolate pieces. Turn the mixer off and hand mix in the last of the oats/chocolate (so the don't get pulverised by the electic mixer)

Make dessert spoon sized patties and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Great hot and gooey from the oven or cold with milk!

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