Friday, December 6, 2013

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

This recipe resulted from a request by Pete to make a cookie with a little bit of 'health' in it. Something with oats he said. Sounded simple enough, so here it is.

After trawling over a few different versions on the net I decided to combine a few elements from what I thought to be the best ones. Luckily the recipe worked out. These cookies are more of a softer cookie, a little chewier than say my Crunchy Cornflake Cookies which I absolutely love. However, if you prefer more crunch, simply leave these ones in the oven for a few extra minutes.


Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
Makes about 20 medium sized cookies
An original recipe by The Food Mentalist


ingredients
150g unsalted butter
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
2 tbs caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 cups rolled oats
1 (175g) cup dark choc chips

method
Line two large baking mats/trays with baking paper and preheat oven to 180 degrees. 
Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy and smooth.  Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.  Next, add sifted flour,baking powder and salt into the bowl and mix lightly.  Stir in oats and choc chips until combined.


Roll dessertspoons of mixture into balls and place on the baking trays. Lightly flatten each ball with the back of a fork that has been dipped in flour. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until pale golden in colour. Leave them in for a few more minutes if you prefer a firmer crunchier consistency.
Remove from the oven and cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Enjoy with your favourite hot drink or an icy milkshake.

2 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

These look great! And I'm dying to know what restaurant you went to in Newtown (in your comment on today's post). Is there a fruit in the name? ;)

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Love combining different recipes to suit my preferences for the day! And it's funny how oats do make something seem 'healthy'. The perfect excuse to have another one :)

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