Its been tough getting in time to bake but the past Tuesday was my boyfriend’s birthday, so the least I could do was bake him some goodies. His favorite is Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies. All my cookbooks are at my new place so I dug around in my Pinterest and remembered that I had pinned this recipe from a blog that I’ve followed for quite some time called Chew Out Loud. I still have a ton of recipes to try from this blog but these looked like quite the winner. As usual, I made a few changes to it but this one is not gluten-free as my boyfriend isn’t so I don’t make him eat GF flour unless necessary 😉
Thick & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
The recipe I used was this one: http://www.chewoutloud.com/2014/12/21/thick-n-chewy-oatmeal-dark-chocolate-cookies/
Makes 24 cookies
Suffice to say these aren’t quite Thick & Chewy and I only managed to get half the batter used. My mom ended up transforming the second half the next day into muffins after adding in some cashew milk or something. The cookies were quite good. My boyfriend seemed to enjoy it. Still, my issue was also that I forgot to flatten it and just kept it in a rolled up batter. Rushing to baking when I don’t do it frequent enough is hurting my little skills that I have.
Lets start with the changes:
- Omit cinnamon: ran out
- Unsalted butter instead of salted and less than required: I used the only bit left, maybe 14 tbsp, I just estimated.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of chopped semi-sweet chocolate
The cookies was pretty easy to make. Cookies usually are and that’s why I love making them. Plus, the oven time is usually around 15 minutes so its quick as well. Efficiency is definitely a plus for this recipe. I felt like there was a lot of sugar for this one but my boyfriend felt it was good. I can’t eat chocolate so I didn’t get a taste. The looks are really good as well. I could’ve waited for it to cool a little more because it would have settled a little more (as the recipe suggests).
This is definitely an easy and efficient recipe to try. My boyfriend liked it quite a bit. I absolutely love the smell of chocolate swirl around the air as it bakes.
Do you like chocolate chip and/or oatmeal cookies?