31 Mar 2009

C is for cookies

Lurking in the back of my kitchen cupboard lives a massive bag of oatmeal. I have no idea how long it's been there for or why I even bought it, but there it was, watching, waiting.

I recently discovered a wonderful baking group named Sweet and Simple Bakes and for once, it was based in the UK. Now don't get me wrong, I have nothing against American baking groups, in fact I've just recently joined Sweet Melissa Sundays and those pesky Tuesday With Dorie girls rock my socks on a weekly basis! I just really dislike converting American butter measurements into grams. Sticks, cups, ounces I hate you all. Anyway, I digress, Sweet and Simple bakes were very true to their name this month in choosing Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Simple and delicious, how could I possibly resist?


Oh, what can I say about these cookies other than YUM! Crispy and chewy, sweet with a hint of savory, who could stop at just one? They have brightened up my morning cuppa for the last week and when the last cookie has crumbled, well I'll just go ahead and bake another batch...this time with raisins :)

Ingredients
110g (4oz) butter, softened
110g (4oz) caster sugar

110g (4oz) soft brown sugar

1 egg

2 tbsp water

1 tsp vanilla extract
250g (9oz) porridge oats

110g (4oz) self-raising flour

1 level tsp salt

110g (4oz) chocolate chips, raisins or chopped nuts


Preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF), Gas Mark 4. Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugars and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the egg, water and vanilla extract while still beating. Reduce the speed and gently mix in the oats, flour, salt and raisins to form a dough. Using your hands, roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place slightly apart on two baking trays. Bake in the oven for 12-25 minutes or until light golden brown but still slightly soft in the centre. Allow to cool on the trays for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

10 comments:

Maria♥ said...

Hi Katie

Welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes and so glad you found us!

Your cookies look amazing and really delish!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us in our next bake.

Maria
x

Junglefrog said...

Your cookies look absolutely delicious! I too have some issues with the american measurements and they always get me confused. Ofcourse being from Holland the English also can be confusing but I tend to have less trouble converting those then the american ones!

Arundathi said...

Glad I got to discover your blog through S&SB! The cookies look great!

myspicykitchen said...

cookies look delicious... yes, they are simple and delicious... i am them too... i finished them all by myself in 3 days... :)

Mermaid Sweets said...

Just love your photos. And sorry for the conversion issue - I bet it is a MAJOR pain. Thanks for joining sweet melissa sundays anyways. Can't wait to bake with you.

Uma said...

The cookies have turned out so well! Looks so mouth-watering :)

missmallory said...

Great post katie, I love the fact that these types of events get food bloggers together, and opens up the lines of communication!

I agree, these cookies were super yum!

missmallory
a sofa in the kitchen

Sweetiepie said...

your cookies look delicious.I am glad i found the recipe too :)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Katie, a very warm welcome to Sweet & Simple Bakes, glad to have you baking with us!

Your cookies look beautiful such a great presentation – well done a great bake!

Thanks for partaking this month and I do hope you will join us in our next bake.

Rosie x

Illona said...

Hi Katie - delish looking cookies! See you at the next challenge.