Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, I've convinced myself that oatmeal cookies are healthy. They are, right? The following is an oatmeal cookie recipe with semi-sweet chocolate chips added because everything is better with chocolate. That's a fact in my house at least. I baked up these cookies and made a couple of recycled can containers to tote them to a play date today with a couple of good friends and their kiddos.

What you need...
1 cup flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips, about half a bag

What you do...
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed, mix until the butter/sugar combo is like a nice creamy spread. Then, add the egg and vanilla. Mix again on medium speed for 30 seconds or until well-combined.
4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamy mixture while mixing on low speed. Mix until all dry ingredients are well-combined and a nice dough is formed.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Place on a lined cookie sheet (with a silpat or parchment paper) and make for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container with slice of bread to prevent drying.
7. Enjoy some sweet deliciousness and a little healthy oats!

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