Monday, October 12, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies....another new recipe!

Every once in awhile.....actually, quite often, I get this urge to make chocolate chip cookies. It's the ultimate comfort food for me and I enjoy making them so much. I DO have my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes but because I always need new material for my blog, I have to consistently come up with new & different recipes. This recipe is from the Bake or Break blog. The big difference with this recipe is the addition of oatmeal. Oatmeal that is ground to a powder. These cookies are quite good for sure but they are not my favorite. They are heavy and sturdy and chewy and have a good flavor. You can taste the oats in them but I don't know if you could place the flavor if you didn't know they were in there. The oats are ground so finely that you cannot see them in the dough or finished cookie. While making these I had to glance at the recipe a few times while I was adding all the dry ingredients. There seemed to be such an excess of dry ingredients. I thought "how am I going to incorporate all of this flour & oats?". The cookie dough ended up being VERY stiff and heavy and my mixer started smelling like smoke it was working so hard! But I followed the directions and everything turned out wonderful. Bake or Break said these are her very favorite chocolate chip cookies. I admit they are indeed delicious but I think I prefer no oats in mine. Try these out and tell me what you think! Oh, my one and only change was to add milk chocolate chips instead of a broken up milk chocolate bar and of course I added the semi sweet chips like the recipe states. Oh, and I didn't add always.

The oats ground up quickly in the food processor.

You can't really tell from this photo but these are really big cookies! About 5 inches across.

The middle of the cookie was still slightly doughy when I pulled them out of the oven but it hardened up upon cooling.

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

from Bake or Break

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 & 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 & 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate candy bar, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375°.

Beat butter at medium speed in a heavy-duty mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugars and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, bakings soda, and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture and beat well.

Process oats in a food processor until finely ground. Add to butter mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolates and pecans.

Drop cookies by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on baking sheets. Then, remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Palidor said...

I don't like nuts in my cookies either. These look nice and chewy, the way I like them! I love the bit of doughiness when the cookies come out of the oven. That only seems to happen with oatmeal cookies.

zurin said...

You have some great choc chip cookie recipes ! :)) I'll have to try these. they look relly good.