Saturday, November 23, 2013

Recipe: Choc Oatmeal Cookies (Bill Granger)

After seeing so many successful attempts on Bill Granger's Choc Oatmeal Cookies, I wanted to make some for my family too. These are easy to make and incredibly delicious. The star ingredients in this soft and chewy cookie is the rolled oats and chocolate chips. We love it because we get chocolate chips with every bite. Baby D was delirious with joy after taking his first bite, and proceeded to eating 2 more cookies after that. 

Chunky, soft and chewy choc oatmeal cookies


I reduced the sugar from 1 cup to 3/4 cup and used a mix of dark and white chocolate chips for a contrast in colour. I think dried cranberries or raisins would also be a really nice addition too. If you prefer your cookies with a little more crunch, simply bake it for an extra 5-10 minutes in the oven. Personally I like them soft and chewy. These were so good that they were gone in a day.


Really good with a glass of cold milk

Loving my new food styling backdrops ;) Thanks Hubby!


Choc Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Bill Granger (Bills Food)
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes per batch
Makes 30


Ingredients
150 g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 1/3 cups organic rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (mix of white and dark)


1. Preheat oven to 180°C (no fan) and line 3 large baking trays with baking paper.

2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and gently mix until incorporated. Add the rolled oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

3. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls (use a tablespoon measure to assist) and place on the baking trays. Flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour (or just use your fingers). Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, or until pale golden if you like them to be soft and chewy and longer (extra 5-10 minutes) if you like them with a bit of crunch.

Shape into balls

Flatten with the back of a fork


4. Remove from the oven and cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!

Note: Original recipe calls for 1 cup soft brown sugar but I reduced it to 3/4 cup. Your child can help with rolling the cookie dough into balls and flattening them.



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I am submitting this to the "Cook Like Bill Granger" event which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from any Bill Granger websites or cookbooks for the whole month of November and December 2013. You can link your posts at one of the host's pages.

Your post must be a current post i.e. posted in November and December 2013 - please do not link older posts.Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Mich of Piece of Cake and Baby Sumo of Eat your heart out.

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*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Oats" event organized by Bake for Happy Kidsmy little favourite DIY and hosted by Vivian Pang's Kitchen. You can link your oat recipes here.


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12 comments:

  1. I love oatmeal cookies... Great for a nightcap, can sleep so well after that.

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  2. looking at these pics and wishing your choc oatmeal cookies were available for purchase at a bakery somewhere! :D

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  3. These are some of my favourite cookies ever! I swap the chocolate around too and they still work :)

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  4. would love to try this recipe out! bookmarked for a weekend project! :)

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  5. Hi Yen, waiting for my son to finish his swimming lesson so can visit blogs, hehe. Oh my son also loves cookies but I'm having a bad sore throat now so doesn't dare to bake. I actually got it after eating some chocolate pound cake. Like ru backdrops too so expecting to see hydrangeas as well in the future

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  6. Hi Yen,
    All the oats cookies I've been seeing are making me crave for some!

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  7. Yen, now I appreciate chewy cookies. Choc chips are always great in cookies!

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  8. I love to much oatmeal cookies at anytime!

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  9. Hi Yen,

    Nice that you like these cookies. We like ours as well :D

    Your hubby is such a great handy man making these photography backdrops for you. I have to buy mine... *sign* :p

    Zoe

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  10. Hi Baby Sumo, can this cookie keep well for at least a few weeks in airtight container? Intend to bake this for CNY.

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    1. Hi Kimmy, hmmm I'm not too sure. We finished it in less than 2 days. LOL! I checked the original recipe and it also doesn't have any info on how long it keeps for. I think if u bake it for yr family, it might be gone in less than a week!

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