Cookies of the day!

5 years ago

I am a baker at heart. I`ve been watching Food Network for enough years to know the basics of cooking just about everything, but there`s just something about baking (preferably with some Golden Girls in the background) that allows me to completely ignore every little nagging thought in my head. I don`t have a particular sweet that I prefer to make over another, and lately I`ve been trying to switch things up: if not the type of cake or muffin or whatever it is I`m making, at least I can try out a different recipe. That`s where I found this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie by Bakergirl, adapted from a Quaker Oats recipe, that cuts out a lot of flour and replaces it with old fashioned oats.
No, these are not healthy. If I wanted to eat something healthy, I`d be eating the apples that are out in my kitchen right now. If there`s one thing I can say about this recipe, though, it`s that it gives me what I want with a little less guilt. It also incorporates cinnamon, into the mix, which is a current favorite of mine even though I`ve been cooking with it constantly since September!
The other thing that I love about oatmeal cookies as opposed to the standard chocolate chip is that you end up with a sturdier dough. The Toll House recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag always leaves me with cookies that may be puffy or flat when coming out of the oven, but flatten out considerably when cooling. These stay nice and fat and chewy for days. Plus, they`re DELICIOUS.
I baked mine for a little less than directed (eight minutes), and as you can see they still came out nice and brown. Unfortunately we`ve already eaten all the prettiest cookies, but you get the idea!

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