A Little About Me

New York, New York
As a newly married woman, it has become my mission in life to learn how to cook. Gone are the days of picking up sushi and ordering curries. In order to jump-start my education, I enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education's Fine Cooking I course where I learned the basics, from roasting to boiling to mousse-making (ok, maybe not that basic)! I've attempted to replicate some recipes - somewhat successfully- and create a few of my own. This blog is for friends and foodies and is intended to document my cooking adventures (and occasional fiascoes). Enjoy the pictures and bon appetite!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chocolate Chip (with a hint of) Oatmeal Cookies

Our good friends, Sarina and Len, welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world last week! We thought it would be nice to bring them a home baked good which they could enjoy amidst the craziness of bringing home a newborn. My husband suggested we bring some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but the recipe I found was suffering from an identity crisis, falling somewhere between chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. Still, I think the new parents appreciated the gesture... and my husband appreciated the leftovers!

Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tap baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1 cup quick-cooking oats
9 oz semisweet chocolate chips

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and lining a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil. I like to lightly spray some Pam on the foil so the cookies don't stick. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it's nice and fluffy.

Add both sugars, salt and vanilla to the butter.

Beat until well mixed then stir in the eggs, one at a time. After, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove in a separate bowl.

Add half the flour mixture to the butter and mix until well incorporated, then add the second half and do the same.

Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. FYI... the original recipe called for a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips, but it seemed like a bit much in my opinion, so I only added 3/4 of the bag.

Scoop tbsp-sized balls onto the cookie sheet,leaving enough space between them to prevent them from fusing.

Bake for 12 minutes and then let cool.


2 comments:

  1. Sarina "The New Mommy"November 1, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Evan's parents are honored to be a part of this post!!!!!!! We LOVED your special home baked treats! THANK YOU!!!!!

    A few to many of your delicious cookies were enjoyed while entertaining my new little "cookie" during the mid-night hours following your visit! xoxoxo Sarina

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  2. Your cookie pic looks so DELICIOUS....when I look at it I open my mouth to take a bite!!

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