Chocolate chip oat cookies

11 Jan

I forgot to take a picture if these before I went took them out a-party-ing:


Fortunately they actually turned out looking more or less like the picture in The Cook’s Encyclopedia of Chocolate, where I found the recipe.
Last entry in this blog was sort of a downer. Let me give you an upper, hehe.
Cookies.
But first I’ll take you through a glorious weekend day leading to these cookies.
Slept in. Per usual whenever possible.
Worked out.
Filmed myself for a commercial audition. More and more people are having you do that, rather than holding casting sessions in person. I know most folks consider a work-free day to be good, but for me a day involving acting work is a fantastic day.
Next up, I volunteered at a no-kill cat shelter. I am known there as mopping girl, a that’s the task I usually arrive in time for. Then I pet the kitties and try to resist the urge to take them with me.
Then I drove home smelling of cat and Clorox.
Mmmmmm, cat n’ Clorox.
Checked the mail.
Got tickets in the mail for Skrillex. I’d never heard of them but my brother in Chicago told me I needed to check them out and he was gonna get me tickets. My brother rocks. His analysis of why I’d like Skrillex was
“He is actually a DJ, not a band. But he dresses in black so I figured you’d like him ;)”.
I have no idea what you speak of, brother.

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Really.
Then what better way to celebrate good mail than making cookies I’d promised for my friend Lindsay’s fete, then going a-partying.
First party: My improv class and I are hard-core nerds. Using our Saturday nights to get together and improv, yo. I couldn’t stay long there…sorry improv friends! More party-rehearsals soon.
Then off to the party that I’d promised cookies for. Cookies were consumed. Wine was indulged in. Hugs were had.

That was a more or less perfect day.

Acting, cats, concerts, cookies and friends. If that’s not good living, what is?
Not much.

What makes a perfect day for you? Please pretty please comment and tell me bout’ yourself.

These are thin, slightly crispy, slightly gooey in the center cookies.
Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies(from The Cook’s Encyclopedia of Chocolate by Christine McFadden and Christine France
1 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. Butter, softened
1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Light brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. Rolled oats(I used old-fashioned)
1 c. Chocolate chips
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In separate bowl cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and beat it up. Like you are a school bully. That’s not funny. Bullying is bad kids! But not when applied to cookie dough.
Add flour mix and blend in. Use spoon to stir in oats and chocolate chips.
I let the dough chill a bit. I also set some aside for munching on. Cause I’ll take dough over cookies any day. But these cookies were party-bound.
Scoop out on sprayed cookie sheets and cook in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Edges should brown but centers should be a bit soft.

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6 Responses to “Chocolate chip oat cookies”

  1. Ameena January 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    A perfect day would include somebody making something like this for me. And handing it to me with a cup of tea.

    It’s happened…never? :

    • Ellen January 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Hmmm, never too early to start dropping hints to your husband of how you want your mother’s day to begin this year. Just a thought. Really, you shouldn’t have to wait til May for cookies and tea:)

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Good job on the cookies…I always love a good oatmeal cookie!

    • Ellen January 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

      Thank you! You’re quite the oatmeal cookie expert yourself:)

  3. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) January 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I would comment on the cookie…but I’m too distracted by that gorgeous photo of you looking HOT in a black dress. Rawr! (Is that how you write that?)

    • Ellen January 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      Muchas gracias:)

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