Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Fun - Making Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

We’ve been feeling a bit devilish these past couple of weeks, and when friends Erin and Jeff arrived at the cottage decked out in their fabulous 50’s costumes, we went right into the vintage kitchen and got baking! And they brought along a wonderful Cavalcade chef’s hat and clap-board so we could really make this video legitimate! Cooking with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our precious time together.

Here’s an old recipe that is a variation on a standard oatmeal cookie which includes cocoa in the batter. These are easy to make – don’t even need to haul out your mixer. These bake well on a parchment lined cookie sheet, but if you don’t have any parchment paper just give your sheets a spray with Pam.
Serve these chocolaty treats at your Halloween party or anytime! Hope you scare up a lot of fun – Happy Halloween!

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1 ¼ cup flour
1 ¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg
¼ cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup butter, melted
3 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla and whisk to combine. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.

Add melted butter and oats. Stir to combine – batter will be thick. Prepare baking sheets and line them with parchment paper or spray with non-stick spray. Drop batter by the tablespoon onto prepared sheets – you should get a dozen on a standard size baking sheet. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. 

Remove from oven and immediately transfer cookie to cooling rack. Makes about three dozen.

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