I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. Selma and I have been busy traveling and being slaves at work. Also, in the next few weeks, we will be very busy moving and traveling some more but I will update the blog whenever I can. However, exciting things are happening so prepare yourself!
Now back to the food. A few months back, I (stupidly) signed up to bring in treats to work last week and completely forgot about it until the day before. So in my moment of panic, Selma graciously stepped in and helped me bake some cookies. I’m sure she secretly wanted some cookies anyways . Whenever Selma craves cookies, there’s just no stopping her…especially when it comes to oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But I’m not gonna lie, I do enjoy me a good cookie every now and then as well. This recipe comes from one of Selma’s favorite baking blogs – Brown Eyed Baker.
2½ cups rolled oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (not optional)
4 ounces milk chocolate chips (not optional)
1½ cups chopped walnuts (optional)
The first step is to preheat your oven to 375 degrees. It is always better to have your oven waiting for you rather than you having to wait for your oven. Don’t let your oven control you!
The first (and most important) step is to blend the oats into a fine powder in a food processor/blender. If you don’t, your cookies wont bake evenly and they will have a very unpleasant gritty texture. Trust me, no one wants gritty cookies.
Next, mix together the blended oats with the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make sure to sift the flour as well to remove any unwanted clumps.
Then, with your Kitchenaid mixer or electric hand mixer, cream together your butter, sugar and vanilla extract until you get a light and fluffy mixture.
Then add in one egg at time and beat everything together.
The last step is to slowly mix in your oats/flour mixture until everything is incorporated evenly. Once you have an even mixture, fold in your chocolate chips/walnuts.
Roll out your dough into 2 tbsp balls on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove them from the oven once the sides are a golden brown and keep them on the pan for another 5 minutes. It’s okay if the cookies look a little raw in the middle because they will finish baking on the pan.
After the cookies are done, remove them from the pan and place them on a rack to let them finish cooling.
And finally, serve while still warm with a glass of milk (obviously).
Bottom line, these cookies are the bomb. If you love oatmeal cookies, you are guaranteed to love these. The blended oats adds a different texture to the cookies and really make them stand out. So if you are ever craving some fresh baked goodness, definitely try out this recipe and let us know what you think!
And with that, thanks for reading!