- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
Heat oven to 375°F.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking power, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars and vanilla with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture and milk. Stir in chips, oats and raisins. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are crisp but centers are still soft. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Basically, the cinnamon makes this recipe what it is-absolutely exquisite. Now, my changes were extremely minor. I added an extra cup of oats (the website recipe only calls for 1c) and I also used semisweet chocolate chips rather than milk chocolate. I just prefer the taste of semi-sweet, but it's completely personal preference. I don't believe milk chocolate has a place in cookie-I think it should stick to making a name for itself in the candy bar biz, but hey-that's me! Semi-sweet chocolate just oozes decadence and demands to be used in baking because the sweetness is just enough to fulfill even the most intense chocolate craving. Ok, enough on that topic I'm starting to sound like a fanatic (I kind of am though, aren't I?)
Next conquests: banana bread and possibly Portuguese butter cookies.
Sidenote: While picking something up from my doctor I made the most wonderful discovery on Wednesday: Society Bakery, my absolute favorite bakery in Dallas, now has a location in Medical City hospital. Not a prime spot that I hope to visit often, but much closer to home than the original location. Any Dallas foodies have got to stop by and try their treats. My favorite are their giant m&m cookies-they will change your life. As for the bakers-I strive for such talent!
Adeus (that's Portuguese for goodbye...)-Next time I write I'll likely be in Portugal! I'll keep you updated on the cuisine I encounter...I keep seeing the words "salted cod" floating around and I'm getting nervous. We'll see what I'm bound to subsist off of!