Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What to eat Wednesdays - Chocolate chunk oat cookies



Baking at home is a great way to keep preservatives and other nasties out of your food. 


These chocolate chunk oat biscuits are scrummy and contain rolled oats, which are good for heart health. This makes them slightly more nutritious than regular chocolate chip cookies, so a good excuse to eat more than one. (Who am I kidding?)
Ingredients
  • 250g butter, softened *UPDATE - I now make these with 200g butter to save money, and they work out great - maybe even better because they're less greasy.
  • 3T sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4c sugar
  • 1 1/2c flour
  • 1 1/2c rolled oats
  • 1t baking powder
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped *UPDATE - I now make these with 150g chocolate to save money and my chocolate loving taste-buds can't detect a difference.
Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C


2. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper. 


3. Beat butter, condensed milk and sugar together until light and creamy. 


4. Add flour, rolled oats, baking powder and chocolate chunks.
5. Flatten spoonfuls on the prepared oven trays and cook for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. 

6. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

3 comments:

  1. I made these yesterday....they are soo good. And if you take them out at the right time they are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside..mmmmmmm

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  2. Hey Emma,
    Thanks for your blog, very inspirational!
    I made these biscuits and they are great, though I found 250g of butter to be a bit excessive.
    I tried the cinnamon rolls on Louises blog the other day. Yay for free recipes that are tried and true!
    Keep up the good work! And pray you get better soon.
    xxx

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  3. Hey Corina, how did you get around the 250g butter? I've heard that apple puree can be a good butter substitute in baking, so I could try making these again with half the butter and half apple puree.

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