Biscuits and cookies can be enjoyable treats, but this recipe combines the sweetness of chocolate with the health benefits of rolled oats. This article will show you how to make chocolate oatmeal cookies. Enjoy!
Making chocolate oatmeal cookies can be fun and the end result is a tasty treat that most people will enjoy. You can only have the best baked goods, when you focus on using the very best ingredients that are available to you. As a starting point, you will need: - 200 grams of soft butter or margarine, - 250 grams of caster sugar, -150 grams of all purpose flour . -200-250 grams of oat You should select the best quality of oat. Probably, some adjustments is required in the amount of oat used before your mixture is made into round cookie shapes. During this initial stage, put on the oven and pre-heat it to 170 degrees or gas mark 3.
This mixture will need to be stirred along with a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda. This will help you to get the chewy texture which is required. People are often tempted to buy ready made chocolate chips, but these often lack flavour and texture which really bring this alive. Find your favourite chocolate and put in into a bag and smash into distinctive and interestingly shaped chocolate chunks. This can be heated gently for seconds in the microwave, so they are slightly melted, but still in shape. Add these to your cookie mixture as the last ingredient.
Cooking the cookies
Fill your mixing spoon up with the mix and set it down on the baking tray. This will give you a rough outline of your cookie. Remember, it will change shape during cooking, so leave even spaces between them to let them expand. If you want a perfect shape, then adjust according to how you want them to look, but don't be overly fussy as you can decorate these once they are done. Bake them from 12 to 15 minutes. Then, remove and leave them on the side to cool.
Although, this will provide you with a tasty cookie, you may want to add a little extra to them. To make them a more indulgent treat, you can add icing to them. If you want to get more nutrients from them, then add some chopped nuts like walnuts and pecans during the mixing stage. Experiment with this, to make something which is uniquely yours.