Saturday, December 29, 2007

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies



I found some time today to bake up some cookies; Surprisingly. Though I love the holidays and the cooking and the family time we spend together during this season; I am so glad that the holidays have passed! It's a good thing it only comes once a year; It'd be way to chaotic for me if it came more than once a year!

I didn't really know what kind of cookie I wanted to make at first. When I asked my boyfriend what kind of cookie he'd want, he gave me just a boring answer; Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ugh! Though I do love chocolate chip cookies (who doesn't?!), they're a bit to boring for me to make. I like my cookies to have a little bit something special to them. Different. Not ordinary.

To give these chocolate chip cookies a 'pop', I added peanut butter, a little bit of oatmeal, just for a chewy-er taste, and I mixed the chocolate between white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. They came out really good and my boyfriend really had a liking to them. Next time though, I think I may use dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips instead semi and white.




Recipe

1 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white chocolate chip
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until the batter is just moistened.

3. Mix in oats and chocolate chips into batter until evenly distributed. Drop by tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

4. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Make about 2 dozen cookies



9 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

haha, I too have a love-hate relationship with the holidays - I love them, but they DO get a bit chaotic since so many holidays occur practically back-to-back!!

oh my goodness gracious, you added peanut-butter to these cookies?? wow, they really ARE outrageously delicious then!!

Farah/ Marilyn Monroe(M.M) said...

this is random, but i do think you're really pretty tarah!

im farah by the way! hahah

Chris said...

Experiment with replacing the vanilla with other alcohols. Kahlua or rum gives chocolate chip cookies a great taste and makes people guess what your secret is.

wintermute said...

We made whitechocolate / semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies last night. We used coarse salt which gave it a delicous uneven salty flavour. I hope that yours were as delicious! we were supposed to take them to friends but we ate them all.

Miss Scarlett said...

Ah - the one thing I can't make! Chocolate Chip Cookies! Maybe that will be my goal for 2008. To master this simple - but delicious - cookie! Your photo on Tastespotting looked AMAZING.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Chocolate cookies are great on their own, but you've really taken them up a notch. Fabulous!

charlotte s said...

wow these look great! im impressed that you're making up recipes on your own- seems like you're a born baker!

calabaza-azul said...

wow wow wow! I made this cookies the last weekend! I did the exactly recipe and they turned out just perfect.. no modifications! I was so happyyyy!! they're my favorites cookies ever :D

here is a pic if you want to see them :)

http://s429.photobucket.com/albums/qq12/calabaza_azul/?action=view&current=5.jpg

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