So welcome to my blog! I'm Ariel; a fashion design grad who is passionate about the fine arts, and has a soft spot for soft cookies. I started this blog because I wanted to be able to document my adventures in all of my interests. And I love writing. I figured a blog would be the most fitting way to tackle all three, and thus, here we are!
I've been brainstorming ideas of what my first post should be about, so I decided in celebration of beginning this new blog, I'd bake something delicious and share it with you!
I'll start off with a favorite at our apartment; dark chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!
The thing I love about oatmeal cookies is that they are insanely chewy. So I go a little overboard on the oats..and the chocolate chips. I'm always striving to bake the cookies where the dough is there to hold the chips together, and that's about it. They just melt when you bite into them. This recipe does just about that.
So I've created this recipe! Feel free to substitute the chips in for raisins, different chips, or anything else you might be craving at the moment!
Yields 15 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt (or more to taste)
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or white, peanut butter, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Combine sugars, egg, softened butter, and vanilla extract in a standing mixer or large bowl utilizing a handheld mixer. Blend for about 5 minutes, or until smooth.
2. Using a rubber spatula, make sure all batter is scraped into the bottom of the bowl, and cleaned off the sides. Add oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and pinch of salt. Mix on medium speed for about 1 minute.
3. Mix in chocolate chips and other add-ins if desired.
4. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray before using a tablespoon, and scooping 12-15 cookies onto sheet.
5. Bake cookies for 15 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove once the cookies are slightly browned on top.
6. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving and indulge!