Monday, October 15, 2012

double chocolate oatmeal cookies

crispy edges and soft chewy middles...yum
The first thing I did after our stove got installed last week was bake chocolate chip cookies for our neighbour and of course a batch for ourselves.  They didn't last long and I couldn't resist trying another type of cookie today.  Madi is going to have to get used to the fact that her mommy lives in the kitchen!  If you love chocolate these are for you.  We can consider them healthy because of the oats and whole wheat flour...right?;)

what you need:
*makes ~ 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix sugars, eggs, and butter until creamy and smooth.  Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sift in cocoa.  Add this to the butter mixture and mix until smooth, but don't over mix.
  4. Add oats, stir to incorporate.
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir to mix.  Spoon onto non-stick cookie sheets (~6-8 per sheet) and bake for 8-10 minutes.  (Depends on your oven...check at 8 minutes, you want to underbake them slightly so that the middle stays slightly soft).
  6. Allow cookies to cool on cooling rack, then store in airtight container.  Enjoy!

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