Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oatmeal raisin walnut cookies

I baked few batches of cookie yesterday morning. It was a bliss morning because my girl didn't cry as much as usual, that's why i could bake some cookies peacefully at the kitchen.

I have a tin of Quaker instant oatmeal which i initially bought it for the purpose of increasing my breast milk, such a great idea was from the internet. Seriously, oatmeal does help increasing breast milk. However, i hardly make myself a cup of oatmeal beverage. Actually, neither instant oatmeal nor quick oatmeal is not to my liking, maybe due to their final texture. But, letting the can of Quaker instant oatmeal continue sitting in the cabinet is not what i wanted to see, so a good idea flashed into my mind, yeah, that's making oatmeal cookie. Don't you think oatmeal cookie tastes much more nicer than a bowl of cooked oatmeal or an instant oatmeal drink?

Perhaps i sound weird, but honestly, the oatmeal cookies taste wonderful even though i am not an oatmeal friend. So, who doesn't like oatmeal can actually like the oatmeal in cookie form. Luckily, i turned the leftover oatmeal into oatmeal raisin walnut cookies, otherwise, the whole can of oatmeal would be thrown to trash when its expiry date comes.

The ingredients are simple and easy to get, i got mine all ready and prepared the cookie dough is easier too.

Ingredients : -

  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour (i used Gold Medal Unbleached AP flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (i used CRS brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (i used only 1/4 cup, i prefer less sweet cookie)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oats (preferably to use old-fashioned oats, but i used instant oatmeal)
  • 1 cup of raisin *optional
  • 1 cup of coarsely chopped walnut *optional

Steps : -
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
2. Lining double cookie sheets on cookie tray.
3. Combine first set of dry ingredients in a large bowl with a wire whisk.
4. Cream the butter and sugars in a separate bowl. Add a slightly beaten egg and vanilla and combine completely.
5. Slowly add flour mixture until combined.
6. Hand stir in oats and your prepared raisin and walnut.

7. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until done.
8. Take the fresh baked cookies out from the oven and allow to cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes before removing cookies to wire rack for completely cooling.

Easy, right?

I was initially thought perhaps i needed about a week to finish all the cookies (the ingredients yield about 60 servings), but, they are all gone in just a day!

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