Monday, July 28, 2008
Oatmeal Cookies x3
In the little pockets of spare time I have or when I need a stress release at work, I browse recipes, and bookmark the ones I want to check out later. I was craving the (vegan) Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies from Laughing Planet when it occurred to me I had multiple cookie recipes involving oatmeal I wanted to check out.
I made 3 cookie doughs and shaped all into balls. I made a pan of each and now I have a lovely back stock of ready to bake cookies!
In no particular order are the three... and I'll leave you to your click through devices to obtain recipes to all but one.
#1 Hillary Clinton's Chocolate Chip Cookies: I read a couple articles reviewing various past and present presidential candidates' recipes. The McClain/Bush recipes were copied off commercial websites, but Hillary Clinton's hasn't been called out yet, so I thought I'd try it out. I am not taking sides here and I do not want to talk about politics.
#2 Double Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: I didn't have pinhead oats, but I checked on foodsubs.com and used old fashioned rolled instead. Elsewhere I found a reference that these are traditional English cookies, which makes sense 'cause they remind me of chocolate shortbread.
#3 Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies: My mum tells me this was my favorite when I was a little girl. It's a solid recipe when you're low on eggs, just make sure you don't overcook them. Recipe follows...
1 cup butter
1 cub brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup coconut
Cream butter, add sugars & egg. Add remaining ingredients. Roll into balls and flatten slightly.
Bake on greased cookie sheets (for no grease use parchment) at 350 til edges are slightly browned.
Good luck in all of your cookie adventures!