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Saturday, February 4, 2012

oatmeal raisin + chocolate chip cookies

I love to bake.  If I had endless time, I would bake cookies all day!  Well, maybe not all day ((I'd spend some time EATING them too))!  I had a stressful day earlier in the week and what was my response?  I came home and baked.  I find it soothing to focus on making something...something delicious I can share with others ((and enjoy myself)).  I took them to our community group that night and they were a huge hit.
I used the Quaker Oats tub as my guide, but made some changes along the way ((I can't seem to follow a recipe to the T)).  Here's my recipe:
3/4 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1.5 tsp vanilla
3 c. rolled oats
1 c. raisins
1 c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine flours, baking soda and salt, set aside.
Mix butter with both sugars using an electric mixer, until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla to mixture.
Slowly add flour mixture by one half cup at a time until it's all mixed in.
Stir in oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
Use two spoons to place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 min. or until slightly brown on top ((don't let them get too brown or they will be crunchy rather than chewy)).
Remove from oven and cool on wire wrack.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

What was the last thing you baked?

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1 comment:

  1. Iove to bake as sell. I try to make an effort to bake every weekend and try a new recipe if I can. Last weekend I made Andes mint cookies. They were devine. Think I might have to try this recipe soon!


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