My husband Hoby works from home so when things get slow, Hoby gets cooking. Today he made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with the KitchenAide stand mixer.
He used a recipe out of our new cookbook, The Mixer Bible Second Edition, Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder, Robert Rose, Inc., 2008.
Hoby tends to modify most recipes when he cooks. He is very creative and it is one of the reasons we get along so well. He loves to cook and he loves to eat. Today he called me at my office and asked if we had any nutmeg and yes we do, but not in a spice jar that shakes. I keep whole nutmeg and grate what I need for my recipes. This is the best way to enjoy nutmeg and when you get the nutmeg grater out when friends are over it is a big hit. So gourmet!
The cookies turned out great! Hoby reports using extra nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla and added pecans and walnuts. He also said that he baked the cookies the Caphalon cookie sheets for 11 min 30 sec (for our oven).
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat Oven to 350 dg F
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
2. Place butter in the mixer bowl. Attache the flat beater and mixer bowl to the mixer. Set to speed 4 and beat until soft and creamy. Increase to speed 6 and beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. Reduce speed to stir and mix in flour mixture in 3 additions. Mix in chocolate chips and oats until evenly incorporated.
3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in middle of preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden and slightly firm t the touch. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
ENJOY - we are!