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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Eggless Baking ~ Chocolate Chip - Oatmeal Cookies

My pantry auditing prompted me to look for ways to use the leftover oats I had so that I could free some space. And the search led me to this shortbread cookie recipe. What interested me was that the cookies were eggless and had chocolate chips in them. I didn't have to think twice since my daughter loves to eat chocolate chip cookies. I baked some last night for the third day of BM#12 under "Something Sweet" theme. They came out really crunchy.

Ingredients: (Yield 9 cookies)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened (original recipe uses 1/4 cup.)
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
6 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp milk (or as needed)
6 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips

* Preheat oven to 325 deg F / 160 deg C.
* Beat butter and sugar using a electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, oats, baking soda and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. (The mixture was very dry since I didn't use the recommended amount of butter. I added 2 Tbsp of milk to it to form the dough.)
* Drop dough by tablespoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
* Bake 11 - 13 minutes or until lightly browned.

1. Regarding the temperature: After reading the reviews, I baked for 10 minutes at 335 deg F. The bottoms started to brown quickly and so I reduced the temperature to 315 deg F and baked for ten minutes more. I therefore think that 325 deg F temperature should work fine.
2. Regarding the time & quantity of cookies: The original recipe recommends to drop the dough by teaspoons and so the quantity will be more than what I got. The baking time of 11 - 13 minutes did not work for me. I baked for about 20 minutes, turned off the oven and let the cookies remian in the oven for 5 minutes more. The cookies came out with a bit darker bottom side but were good.
3. Use the recommended amount of chocolate chips. I used about a little less than 1/4 cup since they appeared to be more than the actual dough quantity. However after baking, I realised that I should have added more.

Check out here to know what my fellow marathoners have come up with during this marathon.
This goes to
1. Vardhini's Bake Fest, hosted by Pradnya this month.
2. Srivalli's Chocolate Mela 


Harini said...

Wow splendid cookies..I am also planning to bake something with oats. just trying to sort out the contents of my pantry :)

Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious cookies, feel like munching some.

Srivalli said...

That looks too good Suma..

The Pumpkin Farm said...

lovely picture and wonderful recipe too, thanks for linking to the event

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe…truly Delicious..Bookmarked


Unknown said...

Fantastic.... crispy looking cookies Suma...

Mélange said...

Nice cookies there.Crunchy and yum.

HemasAdugemane said...

Superb cookies Suma. I am planning to do cookies for my son at home so bookmarked.

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Lifewithspices said...

beautifully baked..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Superb cookies, loved it absolute.

Anjali Shukla said...

They look so divine, so perfect!!
And the best part, no eggs!! Gal, u rock! :)

veena said...

Looks so very delicious!!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely perfect egg-free cookies!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

eggless & yet looks so chewy & perfectly baked.. gimme choco chip cookie anytime of the day & i wont sa no :)

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice cookies...yum

vaishali sabnani said...

super cookies...love to munch on some...Suma..they look grt!!

michael said...

they look great and have chocolate: sold!

Rashmi said...

Cookies look delicious. WIll try it out soon. Quick question: Can I replace the all purpose flour with whole wheat pastry flour ?