Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Grandma's cookies and warm milk is one of the most loved combos in America. I didn't grow up eating cookies. My grandmothers didn't even know about "cookies". The first ever cookie, I met in my life , was my friend's precious little Pomeranian. :-) Later, sometime in 90s, "Cakes & Cookies" opened up near Bandra Station, but I didn't bother to try any cookies then.
After coming to America, this chewy fresh baked (mind you, not freshly baked!) cookie showed up everywhere - vending machines, subway, office parties, crunch day, Christmas - you name it!
Now, I bake cookies every year for Christmas. They make perfect gift for Gudiya's teachers/instructors. I also bake cookies for good cause. This gives me an opportunity to try out several recipes. I try my hand at new cookie recipes each year. Since Chocolate Mint is Gudiya's favorite flavor, I used King Arthur's Oatmeal Cookie recipe and added Andes Chocolate Mint chips.
Chocolate Mint Oatmeal Cookie
Adapted from King Arthur & CKC
1 cup butter @room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1cup Quick or Old Fashioned Oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups Andes Mint Chips
1.Preheat oven 325 F
2. Beat butter with sugars till light.
3. Add egg, yolk and vanilla.
4. Mix flour, Oats,baking powder, salt and baking soda
5. Add to the butter mixture to mix.
6. Stir in Andes chocolate mint chips.
9. Cool the cookies in the pan for 10 minutes.
1. Above recipe gave me 3 dozen cookies.
King Arthur & CKC