Chunky Choco-Oatmeal Cookie

In as far as baking cookies at home is concerned, I am a newbie. I hardly make any or rather, I actually didn’t try to attempt at all. But since I have little palates to please with certain requests I can’t simply ignore, I had to endure the challenge of perfecting one. We had enough muffin and cupcake bashes in our kitchen but it seemed that our baked goods saga is bound to last for long. Only the kids know when, perhaps until the day their throat resists the sugar rush. So, it’s all about cookies the other day.

Different types of cookies exist in abundance. But the truth is, they are just combinations of flour, sugar, fat and eggs unless other variations are intended to be made, that will make a different ingredients list. At any rate, the first four are considered the foundations of the cookie. Proportions may be played around and substitution may be considered to make a cookie recipe specific to ones’ own liking.

In my case, I tend to value texture next to taste. Texture is an essential sensory attribute that greatly affects the overall acceptability of food. And when it comes to munching cookies, I prefer those profiles that not only swank of rich taste but those that exhibit yummy-licious bite. By that, I mean soft, gooey-chunky over crispy and crumbly. To achieve this, most players in the recipe should perform their vital roles properly. In general, quality soft cookies require: quality ingredients used in the proper ratios and the right time and temperature combinations for the baking process.

It may sound too technical, but actually with a reliable recipe at hand and just the needed knowledge with a dash of inspiration, you will be able to give your family and friends any type of cookie they may desire. For us, this is the cookie we like.

What you need:

1 whole egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
150 g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup instant oatmeal
1 oz. bar dark chocolate, grated

How to make:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F.
2. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and both sugars in a mixer bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract.
4. Gradually stir in mixture of dry ingredients and blend well.
5. Fold in oatmeal and grated chocolate using a spoon.
6. Drop 1 tbsp of dough 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
7. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.


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