Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dark Chocolate for Doc

This past weekend my parents came for a visit.  Well, really they came to go to homecoming and trade mattresses (hopefully one day K will be sleeping in my childhood bed!) but I guess visiting us and K was an added bonus.  ;-)  Of course, as with any trip from Doc and Allie, we had to make cookies for Doc.  About a month ago I found some new chocolate chips from Nestle...dark chocolate!  Doc loves dark chocolate, so I knew we had to make these.  So, last week, K donned her apron and we "made cookies for Doc." (be sure to say Doc with more of an "aw" sound rather than "ah") 

I quickly found a recipe on pinterest and away we went.  They ended up being very crunchy, especially on the outside; but, it didn't seem to keep anyone from liking them.  David had some last night with ice cream and I took the rest to work.  Gone by the afternoon!  Another cookie success.  Love baking with this girlie!

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cait's Plate
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
 ½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1½ cups dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then mix in the vanilla.  Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.  Place a walnut sized dough ball onto the cookie sheets, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Place pans in over and bake until the cookie edges are just turning golden brown, but the middles are still quite pale, about 12 to 14 minutes.  Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.  Enjoy!

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