One among my several failure attempts to diet included a huge box of Quaker Oats. Just day dreaming about eating oats and losing Kgs felt wonderful. When in reality, I couldn’t get myself past two days of Oats breakfast. What two days of torture! And that’s when I decided.. Dieting is just not my cup of tea 😉
Thus Quaker Oats was soon erased from my memory!
A couple of months later, as I was cleaning my kitchen shelves, my eyes fell on the tall and mighty Quaker Oats box. I so badly wanted to empty it but didn’t know how. A friend of mine suggested I could make Oatmeal cookies. I felt that was a brilliant idea and went searching the net for the recipe. As always, I landed at Joy of Baking. The recipe was simple and the ingredients were very much available. I was so enthu about trying it out that I added an extra egg by accident. Thankfully the cookies tasted just as good as it should with just one egg!
- 3 cups Oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with butter paper.
- With your hand mixer, mix the butter and sugar for a couple of minutes until creamy and smooth. To this add the vanilla essence and egg. Beat till combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and beat until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and oats.
- Wet your hand, take 1/4 cup of batter and flatten it out with your fingers such that its 1/2 inch thick. Place each cookie two inches apart on the baking tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes until the edge of the cookies turn light golden brown. Note – it might still be soft and a little wet in the center.
- Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.