11 January 2018

Plate Up. Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through your house?... I personally think it's hard to beat.

When it comes to a spot of Sunday afternoon baking, biscuits are pretty much my go-to. I love how simple they are to make and they tend to stay fresher for longer than cakes or muffins, meaning they're great to pack for lunch during the week.

As far as bickies go, these are somewhat healthy thanks to the wholemeal flour and oats. You could even replace the dark chocolate with raisins if you wanted...

But where's the fun in that?

What you'll need
100g butter at room temperature
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup wholemeal plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces

What to do
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsuis and line a baking tray with non-stick paper.

In a bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars until combined and creamy. Add the egg and essence and whisk again.

Sift in your flour and baking powder, then combine, before adding your oats and dark chocolate pieces.

Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and pop them on the tray giving them a gentle pat to flatten them a little. Pop them in the oven but don't stray too far!... You'll need to whip them out after 12mins for the perfect tacky finish that is crisp on the outside yet crunchy in the middle.

Now don't you wish there was a scented candle that smelt as good as your house does right now!? I bet they won't last long...

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Photos by Krissie.