The "twist" is that it has ground oatmeal in the batter.
I have always like regular oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips. These are a bit different because they don't look like they have oatmeal. I like them better than the Toll House recipe because they aren't as greasy.
I will most certainly make these again, so I am going to take the time to put the recipe here. That way I can find it when I want it again.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Twist
2.5 cups oatmeal 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup of butter ( I used real butter) 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda pinch of salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 11.5 ounce bag of chocolate chips
Dump the oatmeal into a food processor and pulverize it for a few seconds. Then put it in a big bowl and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and all-purpose flour.
Cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until all the flour is incorporated.
Toss in the bag of chocolate chips. Stir them in with a spoon, not a mixer, so you don't break them all up.
Spray (or lightly grease) a cookie sheet. Roll the cookies into balls. Mine were about golf-ball size. I placed six on a 1/2 sheet pan.
Bake in 375 degree oven for about 8 minutes. Remember all ovens are different so keep a close eye on them. If you bake more than one pan at a time, the top may bake differently. The ones I had on the top shelf took a good minute less than the ones on the bottom shelf.
If you like them soft and chewy, then you want just a light browning. Like this: Let them cool on the pan for a couple of minutes before you remove.
If you like them crisp, then just bake longer.
I took two days off work because we planned a 3-day getaway for my birthday. On Thurs. night we cancelled due to snow. Friday morning we decided to throw caution to the wind and take off for the rest of the weekend. We had a great time, but we were worried about making it home today as last night they closed I-75 in the area we stayed. They had 60 mph winds with lake effect snow and drifting. Luckily the roads were plowed by this morning and we made the 160 mile trip home with no problems. I guess we got a lot of snow here, too. Just look at the deck rails. While engrossed in DH's snow blowing adventures, I accidentally made some nice brown crisp cookies. I don't know how long I cooked them because I didn't set the timer.
See how much lighter the back cookies are than the ones in the front? They were on the bottom shelf and the dark ones were on the top....big difference!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.