Saturday, November 21, 2009

Oat to Joy

I have underestimated oats. They may look simple and unattractive, but they pack a punch when incorporated into the dough of an ordinary cookie. This post is dedicated to an all-time favourite: the Oatmeal Raisin Wonder Cookie!



Although my family is not a fan of the wonder cookie, I choose to be unique. I'm a self-proclaimed foodie and am super proud of it! Despite my attempts to diet nowadays, I still manage to indulge once in a while (: God didn't provide air for Man to eat, He provided food. Bread was broken at the Last Supper mind you. So anyway, back to the wonder cookie.. This chewy sensation delights most tastebuds around the world, hence it can be called an "all-time favourite" right? In my honest opinion, yes. Let's celebrate this wonder cookie by baking it over and over again till we rejoin the Lord in Heaven (:

Oatmeal Raisin Wonder Cookie
adapted from joyofbaking.com
makes 20-24 large cookies

170g unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cup rolled oats
1 cup raisins/cranberries/chocolate chips (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with parchment or baking paper.

2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl.

3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon

5. Add in the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix well.

6. Stir in the oats and raisins/cranberries/chocolate chips at this point.

7. With wet hands, shape the cookie batter and place on the parchment paper. Alternatively, you can use an icecream scoop to get the perfect round shape (but what's a homemade cookie without the ragged edges??)

8. Bake for about 10-12min or until cookies are lightly browned around the edges.

9. Cool and serve!

My cookies turned out scrumptious even though they didn't look their very best. Next time, I will reduce the amount of batter for each cookie, otherwise they'll end up joined together like this attempt :/

Bite me!
Cheryl :D

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