Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tea Time- Comfort Food

Sometimes there is nothing better than a warm cookie and a glass of milk.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups oats
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 oz bittersweet chocolate (roughly chopped)
1 stick softened unsalted butter *
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 lg egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper

Cream butter and sugar together- add egg and vanilla- mix
In separate bowl mix together dry ingredients
Add dry ingredients to wet and mix
Add chocolate and mix gently
Shape into 12 cookies and put 6 on each cookie sheet

Bake approximately 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown

* a note on the amount of butter in this recipe- Inspired by Cat trying to cut back on diet soda- I've been trying cut back on butter. Normally these cookies are made with a stick and a half of butter. Now I don't see the problem with 1 Tbsp of butter per cookie but since I'm trying to curb my butter addiction I thought I would make these cookies a little more healthy. (Both Jan and I agree that while they are good this way, they are better with more butter.) So however you choose to make them enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. These look delicious and I like the idea of cutting back on the butter.

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  2. Yeeah, these look sooo delicious, can´t wait to make it by myself :)

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  4. Oh dear! This looks so appetizing! Going to look at my profile in the mirror, to check if I should try these irresistable recipes, or restrain myself!

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