21/365: Cookies and Tea

This photo pretty much sums up what I did today: baked cookies, brewed a pot of tea, reviewed some storyboards, and did some research on a concept that I’m planning to present next week. Not too exciting, but definitely filling.

My cookies are still not photogenic enough on their own. They are quite tasty, though, judging by how fast they usually disappear from the cookie jar. In case you’re interested, here’s the recipe, which I got a few years back from Nicole ofย bakingbites.com:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

2 cups chocolate chips (about 12-oz.)

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until mixture is light in color. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the milk and the vanilla extract.
3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Either by hand or with the mixer on low speed, gradually beat the flour in to the sugar mixture until just incorporated.
4. Stir in the oats, nuts and chocolate chips by hand.
5. Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto the cookie sheet, placing about 1 1/2 inches apart so they have room to spread.
6. Bake at 350F for 10-13 minutes, until golden brown at the edges and light golden at the center.
7. Cool on baking sheet for at least 1-2 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.

~ by Sheila on January 21, 2010.

4 Responses to “21/365: Cookies and Tea”

  1. lovely shot! gorgeous color, especially that blue in the background. thanks for the recipe, my guys will eat those up!

  2. looks great!
    check out my baking blog and tell me what you think:


  3. I’ll take a dozen of those cookies, please send them ASAP, they will go well with our rainy weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like how the photograph captures your day’s activities.

  4. looking it again in your blog is really making me go it for grabs…yummy! you sending some to me, right ๐Ÿ˜‰

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