Monday, August 16, 2010
Today's recipe is straight from the back of the Nestlé® Milk Chocolate Morsels bag. Whether you're in the "raisins, please" or "gimme chocolate, and bring it now!" Oatmeal Cookie Camp, you're sure to love these raisin and milk chocolate studded cookies. There's a hint of cinnamon in there to tie it all together, but don't worry--this is definitely NOT a cinnamony cookie. Though raisins are listed as an optional ingredient, I wholly recommend adding them. I'm a raisin lover myself, but I think most everyone will appreciate their gentle sweetness against the rich milk chocolate. (Which leaves me wondering how chocolate-covered raisins might fare in a cookie...) I brought these cookies in to work, and my co-workers made fast work of them. Of course, I didn't let on that there were raisins inside--and everyone loved "those oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips."
So where do you stand when it comes to oatmeal cookies?
- Raisins only?
- Raisins & lots of cinnamon? (my fave)
- Something else?
Milk Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Yield: 3 dozen)
From the Nestlé® Kitchens
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
¾ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 Tbl milk
1 ¾ cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
½ cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture and milk. Stir in morsels, oats and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are crisp but centers are still soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.