Friday, 18 January 2013

Secret Recipes are so much fun!

This morning my kids were dying to bake something.  So I thought we would look up the recipe for Mrs. Field's famous chocolate chip cookies to see what we could find.
Well.... well.... well....
We found this website...

We followed the instructions perfectly,
 except we had to use our Vitamix blender to make our own oatmeal flour.

Ta Da....
Super soft on the inside and lightly crispy on the outside.  
We did it! 
 High fives all around!!!
They are just as good as Mrs. Field's!
My 5 year old even thinks so!

They were beyond my expectation!
In the past my cookies have always turned out ok, but nothing to rave about.
That is why I am in total shock that these are just too good to be true!!
Can you tell I am just a little bit proud of myself right now?
I am not a baker at all.

 I can totally see how Mrs. Field would have felt when she cooked up her first batch for sale. :-)

 Tips to getting them just right:

      * They only take 6-8 minutes I let the kids sit there the entire time to make sure we didn't over bake them.

      * We added heaps of extra vanilla been paste

      * We added chocolate chips to taste...pretty much until we thought we had enough...(i.e. lots)

      * We scooped the dough with a tablespoon to keep the size consistent

Now they are packed away in the pantry....ok well less than half of them made it to the pantry. ; /

Give these a try!
I am not a baker at all and I managed just fine.

Yummy  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cream together 1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Add 2 eggs
1 tsp. real vanilla extract
Mix together
2 cups all-purpose flour
2½ cups oatmeal (blended into a fine powder)
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix all ingredients well, then add one 24-ounce bag of milk chocolate chips or as many as you want. Drop 1" balls on ungreased cookie sheets, two inches apart, and bake at 375° F  (190 C ) for 6-8 minutes. Makes approximately 60 cookies.

Ok....I am eating way too many of these now.
I think it is time to wrap some up and give them away.  :-)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...