Monday, November 21, 2011

making my own sunshine

baking #sunshine : chewy oatmeal #chocolate chip #cookies #japan The weather on Saturday was awful. Rained all day, sometimes in sheets even.

Satoshi had to go to class, so we had a quick lunch at Mickey D's.

Then he went off to class and I stopped into buy some groceries then stayed indoors for the rest of the afternoon.

I've been wanting to make cookies, but most times need to cut the recipe into half or fourths because a)I don't have a large oven and b)I don't need THAT many cookies lying around.

I tried this recipe and cut it into fourths.

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies adapted from Food.com
makes 10 to 12 cookies (depending on your scoop)

56 grams butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 cup white sugar
1/2 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/8 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 handful dried cherries
1 handful 60% Ghiradelli chocolate chips
1 handful pecans, chopped

Cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
Add the egg, vanilla and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
Spoon onto parchment paper.
Bake at 325F (170C) for 13 minutes (I baked them for 18 minutes)
When done, let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to rack.

NOTES: these were good! just amount of chewiness. I ended up with 12 cookies. I'd make these again and it was nice way to brighten up a gloomy day.

13 comments:

Dennis K. said...

What a nice tile. It's supposed to rain here today. We don't get it too often so I actually enjoy it when it does. But I have friends in Seattle that doesn't share the same view, ha.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I need to start making 1/4 batches of cookies just so I don't either eat them or have to give them away so I don't eat them. These look great.
;-)

K and S said...

stay dry and warm, Dennis :)

it's a pain to divide eggs to half Deb, but you'll definitely have less temptation lying around the house ;)

Take care you two.
Kat

Japan Australia said...

Love the title and a good chewy cookie. Great positive attitute Kat, go and make your own sunshine and don't let the rain get you down. Well done :)

Japan Australia

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

It might sounds strange to you, but I actually started to like oatmeal this year.... I don't think I grew up with it so I wasn't interested in that flavor of the cookies. I always just pick simple chocolate chip etc. After I tried oatmeal chocolate chip, I immediately started to prefer that over regular one. Yours look YUMMY!!!!

K and S said...

Thanks J-A!

I agree Nami, it isn't something you see too often in Japan, I'm glad you like it now :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Tina said...

The oatmeal and dried cherries does make this cookie extra special-yum! I have done the division on eggs before due to my small family.
It is gloom and doom here in Texas but we need the rain.

Rowena... said...

At least you're making cookies...me, I'm just lazy and go out and buy (although believe me I always end up getting the expensive stuff)...sheesh.

K and S said...

sending more rain your way Tina :)

I saw those LMP cookies you had Rowena, was tempted to get the chocolate chip ones...

Take care you two.
Kat

K said...

Looks great!

K and S said...

Thanks K! they were great :)

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

I have never seen dried cherries. The biscuits sound nice.

K and S said...

hope you find some dried cherries Barbara :)

Take care.
Kat