Monday, May 25, 2009

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies




Okay, there is a small (big) chance that I posted these cookies just to show off my Mother's Day gift, which is the silpat! Oh, how I have lived without one of these my whole life is beyond me. Have you ever baked with one of these? They stick to nothing, they are amazing. I'll never bake without one again.

Okay, sales pitch aside, the cookies were really good too. They weren't FULL of oats, they just had enough to give it a bit of texture of flavor. So if you want a great chocolate chip cookie with a bit of earthiness, here you go, they're delish. The reason they are pictured on wax paper is because my mom told me that if you let them cool on wax paper, they end up softer. To be honest, I didn't notice much of a difference, but then again, my family doesn't have the patience to let anything cool before we shove it in our mouths. So there's a little experiment for you, let me know if you notice a difference!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Found in Debbie Fields Great American Desserts

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
16 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon creme de cacao (optional)
16 ounces chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and salt.

2. Put the sugars in a large bowl and beat using an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 or 3 minutes until fluffy. Beat in the butter, several pieces at a time, until combined.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and creme de cacao, if using.

4. Beat the egg mixture into the butter mixture until smooth using the mixer at low speed. Scrape down the bowl, with a rubber spatula. Beat in the dry ingredients until just combined-a light dusting of flour should be visible in the dough. Add the chocolate chunks and mix until evenly distributed. Scrape down the bowl again. Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour, or until firm.

20 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

I love my silpat also. nothing like them!! Your cookies sound wonderful.

Jenn said...

Yes, the silpat. I wrote about it either last month or the month before as being my favorite baking item ever.

I love oatmeal cookies. Those looks really good. Where's the milk?

Chow and Chatter said...

um silpat, I think i need one!

girlichef said...

I'M SO JEALOUS!!! I've been wanting a silpat for ages...lucky girl. And yummy cookies to boot- show off ;)

Katy ~ said...

Silplat?! I AM envious.

Chocolate chip oatmeal, a delicious combination. I could take a big handful right now.

I think your Mom may be right about letting the cookies cool on waxed paper as air can't circulate all around them, causing them to retain their steam, making them moister. Just a guess, though.

Netts Nook said...

Looks like a hit love that Debbied Fields Cookbook.

Denise said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog..I finally convinces my sister to get silpats. I loooove them....

Katherine Aucoin said...

I just won a silpat and I LOVE it! Your cookies wouldn't last long at my house.

Pam said...

You can't beat a silpat mat. Your cookies look mighty fine.

Erica said...

Silpats- what a great gift! I love oatmeal in my cookies. Looks delicious

Reeni♥ said...

How yummy! No need for cooling in our house either!! Ooey-gooey out of the oven is the best!

Julie said...

The cookies look great...I've gotta get me one of those silpat things!

Rachel said...

These cookies look great...I've been on a major "cookie-kick" lately! I love your blog and look forward to trying some of your recipes:)

Cathy said...

Looks like unanimous votes for silpats. They're the greatest. Love the combination of oats and chocolate. Your cookies look delicious.

doggybloggy said...

ok already I will go out and get a silpat.......

Ingrid said...

Nice! I got one a while back! Gift to myself! Hee-hee!
~ingrid

Lara said...

I can't believe with how much I like to bake that I've never even heard of a silpat before. I'll have to start doing some researching (and hinting).

I love anything with oatmeal in it and those cookies look perfect!

Kristen said...

Am I going to look stupid for not knowing what a silpat is?
The cookies look delicious, I love Mrs. Field's recipes!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I have to admit that I have silpat envy!!

teresa said...

Kristen, don't feel stupid. I actually just barely discovered them myself. They're basically just mats to bake on and they don't stick to anything. I feel like my cookies bake a lot more evenly with them too. They're not too expensive and can be found online, or at places like Williams Sonoma.