Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday Tip of the Day! The BEST Cookie Recipe

You know how homemade cookies look so....homemade?

That is NOT the case with the cookie I'm sharing with you today.

My boys LOVE the way these taste, but honestly, I love how they look.  Just look at these pretty cookies!

Perfect if you need to bake something for school or church or whatever.  I'm betting you'll find any excuse to whip up these babies!!

One warning:  They're not healthy.  So don't freak out when you see how much oil is in the recipe.  The goal is a pretty and wonderful tasting cookie.  Keep that in mind.

For those of you who use a gram scale, I'm including all the weights for you.  Hope that makes the recipe even sweeter for you!

Carb count information at the bottom.

Tracy's Terrific Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups of flour, weight of 360g
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups Quaker Old Fashion oatmeal, not quick 1 minute, weight of 240g
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar, weight of 200g
1 cup dark brown sugar, weight of 220g
1 cup of mini chocolate chips, weight of 165g (You can use regular chocolate chips, but your cookie will not be as pretty.  One secret to a pretty cookie is using mini chocolate chips.)
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  2. Get a LARGE bowl.  This recipe makes about 70 cookies!
  3. Mix all ingredients.  Keep scooping up the flour in the bottom of the bowl.  It will a while to get it all mixed in, just keep at it!  
  4. Line cookie pans with foil and spray with Pam.  (See tip below)
  5. Drop small amounts of dough on the cookie sheet.  Smaller amounts of dough will give you a prettier cookie.
  6. Bake for about 9 minutes.  Don't bake too long and don't worry if they look a touch underdone.  They are fine. Check because your oven make cook different.
  7. Let cookies cool for a few minutes.  They will look very puffy at first, but will "settle down" within a few minutes.  Transfer to a cooling rack.
Tip:  I prepare 3 cookie pans with foil.  While pan #1 is in the oven, I get pan #2 ready with dough.  Cookie pan #1 comes out of the oven to cool.  Pan #2 goes in oven to Bake.  Now I get pan #3 ready.

The goal is to make sure you put dough on a cool cookie sheet. Very important!

Carb Info:  Your ingredients may be slightly different, but I'll share my carb count information.  If you follow the directions, your cookies should be similar.  For me, one batch of dough is 938 carbs.  I make small cookies, so I usually get about 70 cookies.   That makes each cookie about 13 carbs. Of course, some are bigger and some are smaller.  You know the routine!   The carb factor is .60  Hope that helps.

Now, go make your family happy with some yummy cookies!


NikDuck said...

These cookies look yummo! You know what I love most? That you provided a carb factor! I am always trying to figure out the exact carb factor in homemade foods. Who cares how much oil if I have a good carb count! I do have to ask...what is the non-quick cooking oatmeal? Is it by the quick kind?? I don't think I've ever bought that!

Tracy1918 said...

Hi Nikki! I changed the recipe above to be more specific. I use the Quaker Old Fashion oats. Not the quick 1 minute kind.

I totally agree with you about carb counts! Recently, I've been going through my recipes and adding in all that jazz. I may post a few more recipes on here. We'll see. I'm not the best cook in the world.... : )

Anonymous said...

Far, far better to use canola oil than butter. A lot of flour, but these probably make a lot of cookies. I'll bet you could reduce the oil to half a cup and use a half a cup of applesauce instead, if you are so inclined. Wonder if these are crispy or chewy? Hard or soft?

Redhead Living said...

I cannot wait to try this recipe. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

And you are so right about the mini chips making pretty cookies. I just discovered it this past Christmas.

Tracy1918 said...

The cookies are chewy. I've thought of trying applesauce, but I always chicken out because I don't want to waste so many cookies! If you try it, let me know!

Joanne said...

Love that you incuded the carb factor... I might be making these with Elise one of these days!

Holly said...

absolutely yum!! They sound delicious!! : ) I'll let you know, I"ll try the applesauce-I've had good luck with it! : )