I got on Instagram only last January and... I'm still killing myself for not getting on it earlier! I knew I'll get to see some great photos, that I get to know people better (the ones that have blogs, are food writers, chefs etc.). I also knew I'll be able to share more of my life with others. I like that about Instagram - it allows you to get to know someone that little bit better. What I discovered also only last week, is that it will allow me to discover new dishes!
Oatmeal cookies - never baked them before, can't remember eating them either ;) but when I saw that delicious photo on Cookbook-Addict account I knew I just had to bake them. She was kind enough to share the recipe with me - and I'll be forever grateful for that! :)
The cookies - where do I start!? Crunchy on the outside, little soft on the inside. Sweet, but not sickly sweet and you can always "shush" your guilt telling yourself it's full of those healthy oats ;)
This is the recipe is from the "Grand Central Baking Book" by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson.
How to make it...
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup bittersweet/dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat your oven to 160 C. Put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl and mix them. Break the eggs into a jug, add vanilla extract and break them a bit with a fork. Add the eggs to dry ingredients and mix. Cut the butter into pieces and using your hands/fingers rub the butter into dry pieces, until it becomes fully and evenly incorporated.
Tip I got from Aisling: wet your hands and shape into ping pong size balls then press into thick discs...then when you remove from the oven just drop the tray lightly onto the counter...this creates the lovely cracked finish a good cookie should have...crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside!
Spread on your lined baking tray, leaving some space as the cookies will spread when baking. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack and... enjoy! They will keep well for few days at least.
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