So, here's to men doing men things while the "little woman" is home baking. Ahhh, it's a good life. (I think I'll sit on the deck and watch the bay while the cookies bake ... and read The Padre Puzzle by local author, David Harry...I can barely put it down!)
WHOLE WHEAT CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIES
Based on Oatmeal Cookie recipe on JoyofBaking.com
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup of unbleached Whole Wheat White flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
Optional ingredients - nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, or other dried fruits.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
Scrape down sides of bowl.
|Butter and brown sugar creaming|
|Cookie Dough ready to shape|
|A dry stiff dough - made a nice chewy cookie!|
My, my, my...these are scrumptious! Tender, chewy, and chocolatey - just as I hoped. To borrow an old "A-Team" phrase... I love it when a plan comes together :-)
|Mama mia, that's some delicious cookie!|