Posts tagged oatmeal
Posts tagged oatmeal
Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chunk.
Earlier this week, the first thing I baked in my apartment was oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, as a “just because it’s Tuesday” treat for my fellow teachers. I over-baked the first batch, but Tyler likes them best that way, so he got quite a few extra cookies put aside just for him. They all turned out crispier than I prefer (I’m a soft-cookie kinda gal), but were still yummy.
The top picture is in my pantry. I loooovvvve the built in storage. I love storage and containers and organization in general, so it’s working out very well. You can clearly see the baking shelf and the combined cookbooks between Tyler and I next to the plastic bins full of all my decorating stuff and cupcake liners.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes (also a sneak peak at my new kitchen thus far)
Yesterday, Tyler and I were supposed to wake up early to do a 5K but it was pouring cats and dogs so we decided to forefit. Since I was already so awake so early on a Saturday morn, I decided to make pancakes. I approximately followed a recipe found on Martha Stewart, but played a lot with the ingredients and I don’t have a food processor (yet) so the texture was different. I’ve never had an oat-based pancake before (at least not that I can recall), and am glad I found another use for oatmeal. They weren’t super sweet, but tasted great with confectionary sugar and syrup or jelly (even though I halved the recipe, there was still enough to try lots of different toppings).
If you can’t figure it out, the first picture has my computer resting on a music stand. We picked it up for free on the side of the street a while back, and thought it would be great to use as a recipe stand in our new kitchen. It worked out super for me! The move is going well. We’re officially both out of our old places and all of our belongings are in the new place. We just have a lot of sorting and decorating left to do.
Well, 3ish kinds of cookies… so a manageable storm. Something to put your rain boots on for, but won’t blow your umbrella away.
So that’s cookie #1. After filling 2 pans with these, I still had a little bit of peanut butter batter left, which is so good, even by itself. I decided to “invent” a new cookie by rolling the dough into balls and dropping 1/4 teaspoon of jelly in them.
Making a peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookie! I actually really enjoy these.
That makes cookie #2. For cookie #3 I brought back an old favorite and made a cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookie. I decided to mix fully by hand this time (not even the electrical mixer), remembering arm muscles I had forgotten about.
They were much messier than I usually make them but still so very delicious.
That’s pretty much where I ended my night.
I was so frustrated with the black and white cookies, even though they tasted fine, especially after being in the fridge. They just weren’t anything I wanted to share with a lot of people as a representation of my baking. I decided to bake something easier and that I know I love, and I would bring it into work the next morning. I went to my go-to oatmeal cookie recipe, which is also a favorite at work.
I have four baking pans, two of one kine and two of another kind, and they really bake things differently. I’m not sure which one I like more.
They made me very happy and were so delicious.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies from last night’s baking.
Maple Oatmeal Cookie Monsters.
So I over mixed. I made pancake cookies.
A lot of big, round, yummy pancake cookies.
I used this recipe here.
Michelle’s pick, Maple Oatmeal Cookies (sans cranberries and walnuts), can be found here.
A lot of the pictures Jonah took are of the same thing, which at the time I bugged him about but it was actually nice having more to choose from and also not having to think about taking pictures while baking, which can get kind of tricky and messy. However, when making Michelle’s cookies, the camera sat dormant for a while. But here’s Michelle looking adorable with her batch.
We also used the ice cream scoop with her cookies, but got very different results because of the oatmeal and other things.
A mix of oatmeal white chocolate cranberry and oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies that I brought to school yesterday. Nobody seemed to mind that I used the wrong oatmeal.