Monday, August 31, 2009

Marbled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and a New Home

I moved. Not apartments, since I've only been in this one a few months, but blog homes - I'm now at - no more blogspot in my name. This is the future people.
Also in your future - these cookies. Because you're going to make them soon. It's the right thing to do. And all you need is these few ingredients:
Like marble cake, marble cookies start with a basic dough that you split, making half into chocolate and leaving the other half vanilla. Add some oats and chocolate chips and we're ready to form the cookies. After two hours of refrigeration that is.If you're anything like me, the instructions "swirl one tablespoon of each dough together," will make you nervous, looking for more detailed instructions. Don't fret. Do it however you want. At first I made little ropes of each dough and twirled them around each other, but by the end I had one hand in each bowl and just smashed together whatever I had. Go crazy!
These bake up relatively quickly - and you don't want to leave them in too long or the different color doughs will no longer be discernible.
Now just grab a tall glass of milk, and dig in.
Tip of the Day: Recipes generally call for either baking soda or baking powder - but be careful, they're not the same. If you have soda, but need powder, use 1 part soda to 2 parts cream of tartar to replace. If you have powder but need soda, use twice as much, but omit the salt.

(from Bake or Break)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tbsp vanilla
2 cups and 3 tbsp flour, divided
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cups oats, divided
1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Beat butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
Gradually stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
Divide batter in two, and to one half add the cocoa powder.
To the other half, add the remaining 3 tbsp flour.
Add 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to each.
Refrigerate dough for two hours.
Swirl 1 tbsp of each dough together, and bake on 375F for 10 minutes.
Cool on sheets for two minutes, and then transfer to wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. Amy! I can't even begin to comment on this recipe until I comment on your wonderful graphic of five pictures right next to one another showing the different steps! So cool!

    And I'm back in the city! Come find me.