Why did I make these? Well it’s probably because when it comes to soft, chewy, warm oatmeal cookies nothing on the earth can come between us. These cookies aren’t your usual flat basic type cookies either, you roll them into little balls and then pop them on your baking tray and they come out of the oven looking like this….
They’re cripsy and tender on the outside but then, THEN! (calm down Bex) when you bite into them they’re all soft and gooey in the middle and the white chocolate chunks melt in your mouth, ugh! I wonder if it’s possible to have an orgasm over cookies, because I think I just had one.
This recipe also introduced me to browning your butter which I’d never done before. It basically gives the butter a more nutty, caramelesque (not sure if thats an actual word) aroma and therefore makes your cookies taste like they brough their A game straight into your God damn mouth.
Ok so first up lets list what you’ll need…
3 cups rolled oats
11/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped (milk chocolate is more than a welcome replacement too)
2 tablespoons granulated or coarse sugar + 1 tablespoon sea salt for sprinkling
Set your oven to 180C/350F/ Gas mMark 4.
First you need to line two baking trays with parchment paper then set them aside. Then in a small bowl mix together your 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and one tablespoon of sea salt as we’ll use this at the end to sprinkle over the cookies just before we pop them in the oven.
Now take your butter and pop it in a pan over moderate heat, wait for it to melt then whisk it continuously for say just over five minutes it’ll start to froth and you’ll notice brown specks in the bottom of your pan. you don’t want it to go black that means you’ve burnt it and therefore you’ll have to start all over again. Fail 🙁
Once you’ve browned your butter (fancy pants) set your butter aside and leave this to cool. (Sigh to yourself as you question whether this just looks like a bowl of frothy pee, it does, but you can move past this)
Random picture of white chocolate that we’ll need to use in a little while…
Ok, first mix together your flour, oats, baking powder and salt
Next whisk together the cooled down brown butter with your vanilla essence
Then add your white and dark brown sugar…
and your eggs, one at a time…
Then add your oat mix and your white chocolate and mix this all together.
Roll into little balls of about two tablespoons worth.
This should fill two trays and then sprinkle over your sugar/sea salt mix.
Pop them in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes making sure half way through you turn the trays round so the cookies at the back of the oven don’t get too burnt.
Oh my God!
Eat me!! Ok, ok I will chill out.
* Can I just say these cookies would be equally amazing with milk chocolate chunks instead of white chocolate. *
Now pop on the kettle make yourself a cup of tea and dunk these into your brew and you will experience a COOKIASM!
Completely made up word, cookie + orgasm = cookiasm! Boom! God I’m smart, feel free to incorporate this word into your everyday life. I’m pretty sure it will be picked up by the guys who update the Oxford dictionary pretty soon.