Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk-Raisins Cookies

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk-Raisins Cookies with my steaming cup of evening tea. Perfect. The hint of cinnamon.. the aromatic vanilla.. the ooey-gooey bitter-sweet chocolate... combines into that perfect mouthful of crunchiness. The oatmeal factor sends healthy messages to my brain and makes me feel less guilty whenever I find myself munching on them at all hours during the day.

Oatmeal-Chocolate Chunk-Raisins Cookies

What I needed:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 semi-sweet chocolate bar (I used Ghirardelli - 4oz) roughly chopped

 How I made them:

  • Preheated the oven to 350 degrees F with the oven rack in the center of the oven.
  • Lined a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisked the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl
  • Beat the the butter and both brown sugar and  granulated sugar together for about a minute till the mix is light and fluffy in a different bowl
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth
  • Gradually added in the flour mixture in batches
  • Added the oats, raisins and then the chocolate chunks (I roughly chopped the chocolate bars.. getting about 3 pieces out of each square)
  • Mixed till the ingredients were just incorporated.. the dough will be stiff
  • Used an icecream scoop and scooped out about 12 slightly rounded balls of cookie dough
  • Spaced out the cookie dough about 2 inches apart and using the back of a spoon flattened the tops a little
  •  Baked for about 12-14minutes till the cookies were lightly golden around the edges
  • Cooled the cookies and served

These stayed fresh in an airtight container for about 4 days.

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