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20 May 2007 @ 04:36 pm
Oaty Choc-Chip Cookies  
This is a recipe from delicious magazine. We've been baking a lot lately, both because it's more fun for Lily to learn to cook making things she actually enjoys eating, and she needs lunchbox snacks anyway. These are really yum, though I did have to use almonds because I couldn't find roasted hazelnuts (what kind of nut shop doesn't have hazelnuts?).


125g unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4 cups (110g) rolled oats
1 cup (150g) plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
175g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
150g roasted hazelnuts, peeled and chopped

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line 3 baking trays with baking paper.

Using an electric beater, beat butter, sugars and vanilla until pale and thick. Beat in egg until just combined. Using a wooden spoon, fold in oats.

Sift flour, baking powder, soda and 1/2 tsp salt over the mixture, then fold in. When almost incorporated, fold in the chocolate and hazelnuts. Using an icecream scoop, scoop balls of dough (about 1 heaped tablespoon) onto the prepared tray 4cm apart. Flatten slightly, then bake for about 10 minutes until golden. The cookies will feel soft, but will crisp as they cool.

*I forgot to put the salt in, but it doesn't seem to have damaged them any - they're pretty damn good.