March 28, 2010

What's in the box?

What's in the box?

Well, cookies of course.  Chocolate Oat Cookies to be precise.  From one of my newest cookbooks, The Golden Book of Chocolate, and for one of my friend's birthdays.

Recipe Source: The Golden Book of Chocolate
330g (2 1/4 cups) old-fashioned rolled oats
200g (1 cup) firmly packed dark brown sugar
100g (1/2 cup) white sugar
2 tbsp flour - I used much more.
1/4 tsp salt
330g (1 1/3 cups) butter, melted
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
90g (1/2 cup) dark chocolate chips - me, being myself, used more.

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 F)

2. Stir together oats, brown and white sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl.

3. Melt the butter.  I used margarine this time.

4. Stir the melted butter, egg and vanilla into the oat mixture.  Make sure it's all combined and there aren't any places with dry oats; everything should be coated in butter.

5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

6. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto baking trays covered with baking paper or a silicon sheet.

7. Bake for 8 -10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
The first tray came out of the oven like this:

They were too wet, with buttery sugary caramelised crunchiness seeping out from the sides.  Hmm.  I added much more flour and the next tray came out like this:

Much better, yes?  And they tasted so yummy too - full of melty chocolate goodness and some semblance of healthiness in the oats.

Tips and Suggestions
 - Use more flour!

Happy birthday, Maxine!


  1. What's in the box?
    What's in the box?
    - switch songs -
    Elmo's world!

    I am so jealous of Max AND your cooking skills. Everything looks amazing. More More!

  2. <3 They were delicious, thank you so much! <333