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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Need help deciding what kind of cookies to make for Santa? Food Blogga is hosting an Eat Christmas Cookies event. Be sure to stop by and see all the featured Christmas cookies, and share a recipe of your own! Also, don't forget to stop by for dessert at the Bloggy Progressive Dinner over at Amy's Finer Things. And link up at Life as Mom for the Dessert Edition of Holiday Food Fest. There's also a cookie exchange going on at A Fine House. And Around the Table with Tami is having an awesome giveaway this week, so you should definitely go by and link up there as well.

Cookies seem to be the quintessential dessert for the Christmas season. Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorites, and when you add oatmeal to the mix, the result is incredibly yummy. Once you get these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies out on the plate, they won't last long. It's the perfect combination of healthy and sweet rolled in to one awesome treat! I know you, your family, and Santa will love them!

Recipe for Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies


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 (rolled oats)

110g (4oz) self-raising flour

1 level tsp salt

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

Directions: Preheat the oven to 180C (350F), 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.


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