Tuesday, 23 October 2007

world-famous chocolate chip cookie recipe

I have nothing to say for myself! So today is recipe day: this is a great, very popular, healthy granola-bar type cookie. Super as a breakfast-in-the-car snack, or with a cup of tea.

4 to 5 cups oats
1 cup canola oil
1 (to 2) cups brown sugar

Mix together, leave covered in bowl for a couple of hours or days, while you make the beds, put away the laundry, and have your steering pump replaced. (Grr! Still waiting...) Keeps well, even at room temperature.

Preheat oven to 340 degrees,
Then add:

4 or 5 eggs
Tsp. Vanilla
Pinch salt

AND EITHER:

Chocolate chips
Chopped walnuts
(boys' favorite)

OR:

1 chopped apple
Dried crabberries
Chopped almonds
(my favorite)

(You can add anything at this point, crisp rice is nice, the end of the pack of muesli that no-one wants, raisins, chopped dried apricots, pumpkin seeds, whatever.)

Mix all ingredients together, and use a tablespoon to press the mixture onto the side of the mixing bowl, forming a domed cookie-ish shape, and slip onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake till brown around the edges. (I don't know, my oven is weird! Let me know!) Remove immediately from cookie sheet with metal spatula. If you don't, you will need to run out and buy a jackhammer. Store tightly covered.

Makes 40 or more cookies.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Sounds yummy, and even healthy. I'll have to try that.