Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday Night Snackage

After a very very long week at work, we each tossed back a heavy coconut rum laden malibu sunrise and a delicious dinner but while watching the ol' Tivo we still wanted a little sweetness to finish off the week. Tis a deadly combo to be the type to comfort yourself with food and be able to whip up delicious goods at 8:45pm. I'm pretty sure it will kill me one day....but I shall die with a tummy full of delicious fresh baked cookies!

I made these in a big bowl with just a spoon to mix things together because at almost 9pm who the hell wants to bust out the mixer. In turn these had a great texture and the kosher salt didn't dissolve into the mix completely so you get a nice bite of sweet with an occasional spike of salt in the background. This to me is delicious... if your not a salty sweet person cut back the salt to a 1/2 tsp and mix it in when you cream the sugar and butter together.

Oatmeal Butterscotch Chocolate Chippers
  • 1/2 c Softened Butter
  • 1 c Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 ea Whole Egg
  • 1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 c AP Flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 c Irish Oats
  • 1/2 c Butterscotch Chips
  • 1/2 c Bittersweet Chips
Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment. In a big bowl combine the butter and sugar with a spatula, mix in the egg until well combined. Dump in the flours, salt & baking soda mix until well combined. Fold in the oats and chips until well distributed. Scoop out (#40 scoop yields 2 dozen cookies) onto prepared sheet pans and bake until golden brown around the edges. These are awesome straight out of the oven (pace yourself and let them cool a bit) but turn into a crispy edged chewy cookie the next day. Store in an airtight container.

1 comment:

Megan said...

I agree - I'd rather die with a tummy full of goodness!

I'm impressed that you could bake after ingesting a drink like that. Just thinking about the coconut rum makes me wish I was on a beach somewhere.