Sunday, September 9, 2012

Lunch Box Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I don't know why we do this to ourselves. Why, when we already have several great recipes for each of the three cookie jar staples, do those of us who love to cook insist on trying yet another version for our families? I'll confess upfront that I need another recipe for oatmeal cookies like I need a hole in the head. Unfortunately, baker's instinct seems to trump reason and whenever I see a recipe that might be better than the ones I have on hand, I have a compulsion to try it. When I saw the oatmeal cookies developed by Kate Ramos for CHOW, I knew how I'd be spending my afternoon. I set to work and within an hour I had warm oatmeal cookies to enjoy with a glass of milk. This is a nice chewy cookie. While they seem slightly sweeter than those I usually bake, my testers loved them and they quickly disappeared. I personally thought the cookies needed more chips than called for in the ingredient list. The next time I make them, I plan to use a cup or so of miniature chips to get a better dispersion of chocolate throughout the cookie dough. The recipe is straight forward and the cookies, which are perfect to pack for school lunches, are simple to make. If you like a really sweet cookie, you'll love these, and I know that those of you who try this recipe will not be disappointed. Here's how the cookies are made.

Lunch Box Oatmeal Chocolate Chippers...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Kate Ramos as featured on CHOW

Ingredients:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup whole milk
3 cups old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1) Move rack to middle of oven. Preheat to 350 degrees F.
2) Place flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
3) Place butter and brown sugar in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium high until light in color and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until completely incorporated, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
4) Add half of flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Add half of milk and mix until just incorporated. Continue with remaining flour mixture and milk, mixing until ingredients are just incorporated and smooth. Remove bowl from the mixer and stir in oats and chocolate chips.
5) Drop dough by level tablespoons onto a baking sheet, spaced 1 inch apart. Bake until golden brown on the edges, about 11 to 12 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely. Yield: 4 to 5 dozen cookies.







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16 comments:

Alessandra said...

Just the type of cookies my husband likes! Thank you.

Have a good Sunday

Alessandra

shooting star said...

wow..this is interesting.....must try sometime....aah!! i got a long list of things to try from your blog!!!


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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

That looks really yummy and the sort of thing I would like to carry out cycling for that extra bit of energy :-) I see so many recipes from America with chocolate chips but I have never seen them here. Just means I have to chop up a bar which is time consuming! Have a wonderful Sunday, Diane

Merisi in Vienna said...

My lunch box's calling. Wants those cookies.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,
Merisi

Angie's Recipes said...

Though I would prefer not-sweet oatmeal cookies, these do look so tempting that I want to rush to the kitchen to make a batch now!

Pegasuslegend said...

These look fabulous, my son will love them!

anne said...

Mary , I can relate ! I just can't resist another cookie recipe ! lol These cookies look good by the way :D Moreish and with a glass of milk it's an ultimate comfort food !

Buttercup said...

These look so good. I like the idea of minichips.

Dining Alone said...

This makes me wish I packed my lunch :) Have a wonderful week.

Shug said...

Our grands take their lunch to school, and I'm glad that they do! I like knowing they are eating good.
These cookies will need to be a maker for this week...
thanks gurl

Daniela said...

These delicious chocolate chip cookies. Have a good week.
Daniela.

Kim Garceau said...

I totally understand what you mean, Mary... Why on earth would I try another chocolate chips cookies recipe???? Don't know, it's seems like I really want to try every recipe for cookies on eath:) These looks super good, I guee I'll have to try this recipe too!

Joanne said...

I definitely have a compulsion to try as many oatmeal and CCC recipes as possible also! I just always wonder if this will be THE best recipe. This one looks pretty dang good to me!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I feel like biting into these cookies.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Mmm what a classic

Cindy said...

Can one have too many oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipes?? I think not! Can't wait to make them.

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