Sunday, November 20, 2011
Almost Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick butter 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg plus 1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips
Combine dry ingredients:
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups ground oatmeal
Dash of salt
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
I was looking to just make plain old, traditional chocolate chip cookies and found this Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe - it called for ground oatmeal (so I put the oatmeal in a food processor until finely ground). It gave the cookies an oatmeal-y taste though - and was definitely a noticeable ingredient, but they still came out good.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes - the original recipe I was looking at said 375 for 8 minutes, but I found that the edges browned much too quickly and nobody likes dry, overcooked cookies!
I also noticed once I started adding the flour that the batter seemed kind of dry - so I made an executive decision to add an egg white, which definitely helped. Don't be afraid to doctor your recipe if you notice it doesn't look right!