Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Birthday Cookies

Over at Sweetnicks, they are celebrating a birthday! So, in honor of the SD I decided to make my entry to ARF-Tuesday a sweet...cookies! No, no birthday cake here today, but I hope that oatmeal cookies will suffice! I came up with this recipe after looking at several different recipes around the web. I decided to add some coarse sea salt to them because I think that burst of saltiness is a fun and different surprise. I made these twice and used 1/2 cup more flour the first time. The batter was really thick and didn't let the cookies spread ANY but I kind of liked the resulting cookies a little better...it reminded me of one of those restaurant cookies except with a homemade look and taste. You know, a bit chewy and "almost" undercooked? Anyway, here's a birthday cookies for Cate's SD! Happy Birthday! Oatmeal Cookies
4 T margarine
4 T shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream margarine, shortening, and sugars together. When creamy beat in egg and vanilla. Add flours, tartar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in oatmeal. Add chips and stir. Place on baking sheets or stones in tablespoons. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove to cooling rack and allow to cool.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

OOh... another Oatmeal cookie to try! I've been going through tons of them myself over here... yours look great!

renaedujour said...

I love oatmeal cookies! They're so great to experiment with. I can't wait to try out your sea salt idea.

Claire said...

Sarah - I get of oatmeal cookie kicks and then realize how many I've done and stop for a long time and then the cycle begins again!

Renae - I hope you like it. It's kind of different, but I enjoyed it.

Annie said...

Oatmeal cookies are such a staple in my house. They look great. I love to use sea salt now in everything. I love the flavor and it is so much healthier too.