Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Two giant oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies

Sometimes you may not want to share your desserts... When that happens, make this one-bowl oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie. It only yields 2 cookies so you can share this with a friend or eat it all to yourself. I'll let you guess what I chose to do!

I would like to think that I'm a fairly generous person. Obviously, I like to bake, and I almost always share the fruits of my labor with friends, family, and coworkers. Today was not that kind of day.

We had just gotten heavy rains that caused a lot of flooding in the area. It was so much water that schools were closed. We even had a bunch of water creep into the garage so we had to clear out the water-logged areas and get rid of some stuff. True story.

Since the flooding got me in a groggy mood, I wanted to bake something just for myself. I guess I was in a selfish mood that day because I certainly did not want to share anything. Enter these cookies.

I was able to make these cookies very quickly. I mixed everything together in about 5 minutes and then they baked for another 15. That means that I was able to eat these cookies in about 20 minutes total. That's less time than it takes to watch a typical show on television (DVRed of course).

The cookies are big and chewy and are a perfect blend of a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie and a classic chocolate chip cookie. And even better - they are made in one bowl so there is minimal cleanup.

And because it makes only 2 cookies, you don't have to share! You can bake these up and nobody would ever know! Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything... ;)

Two giant oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons (35 grams) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons (25 grams) all-purpose flour
  • Heaping 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 Tablespoons (30 grams) chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons (20 grams) raisins
Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Fold in the oats, chocolate chips and raisins until well combined.

Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a circular mound.

Place the dough balls on your prepared baking sheets and bake in your preheated oven for 15-17 minutes or until the top turns golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. The cookies will continue to set as they cool.

Cool before serving. Since there are only two cookies, I don't anticipate that you'll need instructions for leftovers. If you do, send them to me and I will take care of it for you. :)

Yield: Two giant cookies

Source: smitten kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman

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