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May 9, 2016

MIYM – PERFECT OATMEAL COOKIES




Now I am a huge lover of oatmeal cookies. I have followed instructions on the package and was never happy. For years I have never been able to make them the way you find them in the store. Which for someone trying to get away from chemicals, and waste was a bummer. I ended up only getting them on occasion which, well if you enjoy a good oatmeal cookie is a sad, sad thing.

However, I have reached the light at the end of the tunnel! I have finally (angels sing) made the perfect oatmeal cookies. Crispy edges, moist and chewy middle, perfectly cooked! There are a couple tricks that help this cookie big time.


INGREDIENTS
3 cups Oats (steel cut, old-fashioned, quick oats)
1 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
½ cup White Sugar
1 cup (packed) Brown Sugar
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
3 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
1 cup (2 sticks) Softened Butter
1 cup Chocolate Chips/Butterscotch Chips/Raisins
2 tsp Cinnamon (only for Raisin Cookies)

DIRECTIONS
  1. Do not pre-heat the oven just yet. Here is trick #1 – Quick Oats are better. The reason? They cook and absorb the wet ingredients better. However you don't need to buy them if you don't already keep it on stock. Take 3 cups of your oats (in 1 cup increments) and grind them in a food processor. Do not grind to a powder just a rough chop. You will see they are mostly broken up and looks similar to quick oats.


  1. Mix all your dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix your butter, eggs and vanilla. Then combine your wet with dry.
  2. If you are using the 3 different add-ins separate your dough into 3 different bowls. Add your chips and raisins (+ cinnamon) to your 3 different bowls of dough.
  3. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Grab some dough and roll into a ball. Size is up to you. I choose a golf ball sized ball of dough.
  5. Now here is trick #2 – Put the baking sheets into the refrigeration for 15-20 mins. You can do this with the others just place them on a plate. Keep them in the fridge while the others bake.
  6. 5 mins before you pull the dough out of the fridge, pre-heat the oven to 325. Bake for about 10-15 mins based on thickness of cookies. Remove cookies when they are slightly golden.
  7. Voila! Yummy, crispy and chewy cookies! Enjoy!


What did you put in your cookies? Did you try my recipe? Let me know in the comments and leave a link to your cookies on Instagram or on your Blog.  

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