Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Cleansing Chocolate Break

(you reading this, Cammy? This ones for you! ;))

Here's a late (much later than I'd hoped!) night- my computer is driving me crazy it's so uber slow- chocolate share. Today Morgie and I made Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies from the Cooking Light site. We skipped the pecan part- so (a) my kids could take them in their school lunch box and (b) they would actually eat them and (c) I don't think I actually have pecans on hand.

Anyway, the cookies were very tasty. Like all cookies, these probably taste best hot from the oven, but even cooled down, they are crispy, but still very good. Thumbs up all round in our house. You get 3 dozen cookies from this recipe and mine worked out just one cookie short of that number. yeah!

For the last batch, I was out of cookie sheets (dd is using one currently for one of her "crafts" and I only own 3), so I decided to use one of my muffin tins. Have you ever tried this? It made for adorable, perfectly round, uniform sized cookies. (except the ones I mangled from dropping them onto the cutting board from the muffin tin.) Anyway, it's probably an old baking trick, but I thought it was cool- maybe it was just my happiness from the chocolate baking smells making the kitchen seem such a clever little place?

The other thing I liked about this recipe, was the use of the mini chocolate chips- which I had on hand from making Devin Alexander's recipes. She loves them, too. It really makes it seem like you have more chocolate in using the minis: they end up all over the cookies: more fair to all cookie eaters.

side note: the recipe called for parchment paper and like the pecans, I'm all out. I skipped it and just sprayed everything. The cookies baked fine. I'm learning to watch the really dark, non-stick cookie sheet: the cookies on it cook too fast and burn the bottoms a bit. Next time, I'll use my other muffin tin instead. See my kitchen really is a clever, happy place. ;)
Each of these cookies will cost you 2 points. :)


carla said...

oooh **proffers 4 points**

Ill take 2 cookies please.

and am entirely a skip and sprayer (mainly because Ive never owned parchment paper :))


Cammy said...

For me? Thankyouthankyouthankyou! All my fave foods in one cookie! :)

I'll bet these are as tasty as they look!

Kelly said...

Mmmm...those cookies look divine. :P
If we could only find cookies that tasted great and were 5 cookies for 1 point. Ah, Utopia.

SeaShore said...

I've never seen cookies baked in a muffin tin before! Very clever.

JanetM97 said...

Thanks for the comments! :) I had two at lunch today in hyour honour(s)? ;P (3.5 for two btw! NOT QUITE 5 for 1 point, but not too bad. ;))

ani pesto said...

oooooh they look SO scrummy!