Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chunky Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

This week's selection was chosen by Stefany of Proceed with Caution. I really like making cookies, it's almost instant gratification. I was a little lazy this week because I didn't have exactly everything I needed for making them and I didn't feel like braving the grocery store so I made due. Really it wasn't that bad, I just only had 1.5 cups of oats instead of 3 and my peanut butter was low-fat and smooth instead of chunky. I used Ghirardelli 60% Caco Chocolate Chips and they were fantastic. I also experimented and used 3 less tablespoons of butter than called for, I couldn't tell a difference either.

I refrigerated my dough for about an hour before baking the cookies. I left the first batch in a little too long and they were crispier than I wanted them. The subsequent batches I pulled out around 11 minutes and they were perfect. The cookies did spread and had a thin, chewy texture - which was great because that's my husband's favorite kind of cookie, flat and chewy. The cinnamon gave out a distinct flavor but it went well with the bittersweet chocolate chips. I also used a few of the cookies and made ice cream sandwiches (using vanilla bean ice cream) we both really liked those too, the cookies held up well to freezing. So again, we both enjoyed the cookies! The husband is super excited for next week's cookies, he loooves malted milk balls.



8 comments:

karen said...

that's what i love about dorie's recipes, when you don't feel like going to the store you just work with what you have and it all turns out ok. your cookies look really good. :)

Teanna said...

Love the ice cream sandwich! Looks so delicious!

Steph said...

I love how flat your cookies turned out! Maybe if I didn't make such a big reduction in butter I could have had a flatter cookie.

Prudy said...

Those look wonderful and I'm with your husband-I can't wait for next week. I have to go back and read your last post. The title made me outright chuckle.

HoneyB said...

Your cookies look awesome!

I read your profile quickly - you want to move someplace cold? Move to Northern NY! LOL I'd rather live someplace warm!

SiHaN said...

i agree with you on the instant gratification part. in fact i couldn't resist snacking on the cookie dough itself! ARGH.. someone pls teach me about self control!!!

The DeL Sisters said...

Yours look great! Glad to know that they freeze well.

Jules Someone said...

Glad the substitutions worked out for you.