This post is long overdue and after a day of baking pies and lasagna, I am a little tired. Nonetheless, I am going to make this exciting for you because these cookies will make you go “Dayummmnnn!”. Yes, just like Miss Lavigne. Such a weird video, right? Good song, though.
Imagine a winter morning; you’re sitting by a glass window with the sun shinning in, a crisp newspaper by your side, a cup of fresh chai and these colorful oatmeal cookies. The minute you put one in your mouth, there is a blast of golden sugar, rusty chocolate and aromatic oatmeal . . . .
Stop drooling, here’s what you’ll need.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies:
1 cup or 227 gms butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 lonely egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups oats, uncooked
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup or 4 standard packs of M&Ms
Preheat your oven to 180 C or 375 F. Mix sugars and butter together with a beater till light and creamy. Throw in a lonely egg and by a lonely egg, I mean a very very lonely egg.
Give it a light whisk and add the vanilla essence. Whisk again. Set aside.
Mix flour, oats, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. In case you’ve never made porridge in your life, this is what oats look like:
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and it will form a slightly gooey mixture. Throw in your M&M’s and you’re done. Line a baking sheet and place large spoonfuls of cookie dough about two inches apart from each other.
These were about two and a half inches wide dough balls and they took about 15 – 18 mins in the oven. If you’re making smaller cookies, bake for about 8 – 10 mins till set and slightly golden. Try not to over bake and let them cool for about a minute or so before moving to a plate. Don’t worry if the cookies seem a little wet. They dry out as they cool. You want them to be really soft inside.
If you’re baking for someone like my parents, who do not like chocolate, you can replace the M&Ms with good quality raisins and voila! You have Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies. They turn out just as great.
Well, that’s it. Since I can’t put in more pictures than words here, I am kind enough to post them on facebook so that you may freely drool. Now an awkward ending with the lonely egg. Thank you for reading!