each and every time i email a request for a budget, modification, or some other financial request to one of our finance guys at work, the response always starts with "cookies!" followed by whatever information i'm asking for. sometimes - depending on how short i am on time when i put in the request or how involved the request is - i give in and ask him what kind. and it's always the same: oatmeal chocolate chip.
last week we were working on a particularly fussy and annoying budget, so i caved to the request. but who's the real winner?! i got my budget on time and got to eat cookies!
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
adapted from baking illustrated
1 hour, makes 45 cookies
if you like chewy cookies, be sure not to overbake them and store in an airtight container. i stored mine in a container i thought was airtight, wasn't, and ended up with dried out cookies. a quick trip in the microwave softened them up a bit (and melted the chocolate!).
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- preheat your oven to 350F. line a sheet pan (or two) with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray. set aside.
- beat the butter until fluffy. add the sugars and beat until fluffy. add the eggs one at a time, incorporating each egg before adding the next.
- slowly add the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt to the batter. mix until incorporated.
- using a large spatula or wooden spoon, mix in the oats and chocolate chips by hand.
- using two tablespoons of dough at a time, roll dough into balls and place about two inches apart on the baking sheet. they don't spread much during baking, so they can be pretty close together.
- bake about 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly brown and the center still looks slightly wet.
- cool on a cooling rack and store in an airtight container.