A day-off isn’t really a day-off because it’s usually the day that I do all the major cleaning of our place as well as cooking something from breakfast to dinner, plus the in-between meals. And usually I do plan ahead of time on what to cook on my day-off. At least the list on what’s in our pantry, gives me idea on what to prepare.
So some items caught my eyes, like: oatmeal, hardened brown sugar, chocolate chip cookies and other baking stuff. What else can you cook when you have those ingredients? No doubt but cookies!!!!
TIP: to soften brown sugar place bread with the sugar in a container. Let it sit for few hours. Promise the bread will do the magic!
I love making oatmeal cookies. When I went for a vacation in Philippines, it’s one of the recipes that I cooked for the family and surely they loved it. Mom wished I could do it often for them; too bad I’m miles away.
So I did research online for recipe. There are hundreds of recipes but I ended up following the one that’s in the packaging of the Robinhood Oats. But I tweaked the recipe by adding and reducing some items.
- ¾ cup of butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 3 cups oats
- 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F (180 C).
- Grease or line baking parchment paper
- Cream butter, sugars, eggs, water, vanilla extract on a medium speed electric mixer until light and fluffy.
- Mix all purpose flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Add to creamed mixture. Beat until blended
- Stir oats and chocolate chips.
- Using ice cream scoop, drop mixture to prepared baking sheets.
- Bake 12- 15 minute, or until edges are golden brown.
TIP: Use ice scream scoop when heaping the mixture. It is much easier than using a spoon.
The cookies turned out really good. As my sister said it’s the first baked goodies that I made that she really like. And of course, her baby Aira devours it.
I guess my first recipe for the “What’s in the Pantry” Cooking challenge is a success! Still lots of items left in the pantry but I know eventually I’ll get rid the majority of it.