I do believe I have found my new favourite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I borrow lots of recipe books from the library, copy recipes and magnet them to the fridge.
I picked up Milk and Cookies Bakery and decided to try the classic choc chip recipe with a twist of my own.
I was dubious about the hassle of grinding the oats. It was worth whizzing them into a fine (ish) consistency with my little hand held blender, even though I had to hold a tea towel over the bowl to stop the grinding oats covering the whole kitchen and me! There are lots and lots of choc chips in here and the more the merrier I say! I also added 2 Heath bars which I had bashed with a rolling pin into itsy pieces.
I picked up a fabulous cookie making tip from the BBC Good Food magazine, which is to remove the tray from the oven half way through baking and gently drop it onto the work surface before placing back in the oven. This helps the cookies condense their cookie goodness as the air is knocked out of them.
Mucky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats processed until fine
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup/6oz butter at room temp.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg room temp.
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chocolate shavings or finely chopped chocolate or 2 Heath bars chopped up (I used the Heath bars after much deliberation over the chocolate counter!)
Oven 350 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Mix ground oats, flour, baking powder and baking soda.
In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add sugars and beat until lighter and fluffier. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Mix in the chocolates.
Using a dessert spoon make balls with the dough and flatten them slightly before placing on the sheets. They spread out, so make sure they are placed about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 15 minutes until golden around the edges and set in the middle. Don’t forget to turn the trays half way through cooking and remember to drop the trays onto the work top at the halfway point as well.
Cool and share!