Cookbooks are an addiction for me and my friends know that very well. Everytime I go shopping, I need to stop by Crosswords to check out the new books. I love Crosswords, you can sit on those soft sinking cushioned chairs , grab a book and just read on...no one bothers you!
Vasu, my best friend from college went to USA in 2007 on an educational tour got me a cookbook. I must admit that I have never baked anything from that book for her! ;) Now talking about the book...it is a winner!
CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
Recipe as adapted from Mrs.Fields I LOVE CHOCOLATE! COOKBOOK
Yields: About 4 dozen
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter,softened
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans/walnuts
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt.
- In another medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla.Gently beat in the flour mixture; then stir in the pecans/walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Turn half the dough into a wax/parchment paper. Shape into a log 2 inches in diameter. Roll up the log of dough in the wax paper and twist the ends closed. Repeat with the remaining dough. Chill until firm.
- The cookie dough can be refrigerated for 1 week or frozen for 6 months stored in an airtight plastic bag.
- To bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 300 deg. If using frozen dough, let it soften slightly at room temperature, then cut the dough log into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Place the slices on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 22-24 mins or until set.
This recipe is a keeper and the best part is that we can freeze the dough and bake it whenever we feel like! Isn't that a blessing for an all-time chocolate craving person like me? :)
Hope you all are having a beautiful season now! This is my fave month of the year! Love everything about it! :)