Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies



One day in Target, as I was walking down the aisles (and by aisles I mean the labelled sections of the store!), I saw a bag of chocolate chips. And what was the first thought that crossed my mind? Chocolate chip cookies, of course!

 I was running short of time, so I just grabbed a bag of chocolate chips, cashed my groceries and only later did I realise that chocolate chip cookies are usually made with semi sweet chocolate chips. What I had with me were milk chocolate chips. But wait, on the back of the bag was a recipe for Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. And Nestle wouldn't have put it there if not for the success stories of the recipe. Worth a shot!

Ingredients :
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 tblsp milk
1 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats


Method:
Mix the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and keep aside.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Add vanilla and egg and beat for some more time.


Beat in the flour mixture little by little alternating with milk.

Add the chocolate chips and oatmeal. Do not beat. Just mix with a spoon or spatula.



The recipe asks you to 'drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.' What I do is refrigerate the mixture for an hour or two. Then scoop out a tablespoon of the batter, roll it into a ball,  place it on the baking sheet and dab it a little with my fingers. The advantage of using a tablespoon each time is you get cookies of the same size.

Bake for about 12 minutes at 375F.  The edges should look a little golden brown. The cookies will be soft.  Allow to cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes. The center will become harder after the cookies cool completely.




Here are the cookies, and your kids will not even know they have oatmeal in them. Nice way of sneaking in some fibre, eh?

[If you'd like to make these cookies eggless, check my post on Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies which explains replacing eggs with flax powder].

Comments:


13 comments:

  1. Cookies look so beautiful & very yummy, loved the combo

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  2. Scrumptious cookies, looks soooo cute and healthy..

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  3. I love oatmeal cookies! Thanks for sharing the idea of refrigerating cookie dough. Nice one.

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  4. Yummmmm.... me already toying with the idea of making them..

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  5. Cookies look awesome. Thanks for the entry.

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  6. I made the same cookies before coming to mlore but with white chocolate nd eggless

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  7. They were indeed delish!

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  8. Apy dear , just done with the first batch of these cookies ,made them eggless by replacing flaxseed for egg and added 1/4 tsp extra soda-bicarb(refered ur Eggless chocolate chip cookies recipe ). rest all exactly same .
    I tasted it ..now tht its cooled ...am really amazed at its light texture and crunchiness !! (i had no doubt abt its taste but ws worried if it may turn out a bit dense) OOOhhh !!its so light and super crunchy :D
    ...now my 2nd batch is into the oven ..no more worries !
    Thanks for a super-hit recipe !! i am very sure i will be baking this often !
    -Urs truly.. Jyothi akka :)

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  9. That's awesome Jyothi Akka! Nikki must have loved them. And great to hear you tried the flax seeds method :)

    @meghna, great to know you liked them :)

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  10. Tried this today, end result "Happy Happy Happy"
    --Molly

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