oatmeal cookies with chocolate

oatmeal chocolate cookiesand here the next recipe from “let’s bake”. it could easily be that i’ll try all of the recipes from this book. one just looks better than the other.

since i attended a yoga workshop on the weekend, i thought: that’s a good opportunity to bake something without running the risk of having to eat it all by myself. right call, the cookies were gone in no time and everyone was happy for the burst of energy 🙂 i love cookies in all their varieties. i’m probably pretty influenced by all the american tv shows i watch. if you see a plate full of fresh, delicious cookies in the kitchens, the kid gets a glass of milk with it. hmmm, a really nice image if the flat always smells that awesome.

as usual i adjusted the recipe to my needs – i do love sweets but american recipies are too sweet even for me. just play around with the ingredients as you like – instead of cranberries use cherries (which i barely ever can get around here) or raisings, other nuts, etc.

ingredients (about 28 cookies)

  • 140 g flour
  • 1/2 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tea spoon salt
  • 140 g butter at room temperature
  • 70 g sugar
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
  • 100 g oats
  • 180 g chopped chocolate (eg a mixture of milk and bitter 2:3)
  • 120 g dried cranberries, soaked 20 minutes in warm water and drained
  • 80 g slightly roasted almond nibs

pre-heat oven to 175°, put baking sheet on baking tray. mix flour, baking soda and salt. with a handheld mixer blend butter, white and brown sugar until properly mixed. add egg and vanilla extract, then add in flour mixture. fold in oats, cranberries, chocolate and almonds.

oatmeal chocolate cookie dough

scoops of cookiesplace heaped tablespoons of dough on baking tray (about 3-5 cm distance in between). bake cookies until golden (about 10 – 12 minutes). let cool down on baking tray.

oatmeal cookies

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