Sunday Baking Joy: Oatmeal cookies

I don’t even like Oatmeal cookies, but it is January and we all are trying to eat better. So in order to make something that is not ridiculously bad and delicious, I decided to bake something that is less caloric and sugary and more crisp and nutty.

It turned out to be the best Oatmeal cookies I have ever tried! Honestly. Delicious!

All you need is:

1 cup (110 grams) nuts and dried fruit ( I used almonds, cashews, peanuts, hazelnuts, raisins and cranberries mix)
3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (210 grams) packed dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (105 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups (180 grams) old-fashioned rolled oats

What to do:

– Bake nuts for 2 minutes in the microwave;

– Turn oven to heat to 200C;

– With a mixer or a whisk beat the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine;

-In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until incorporated;

-Stir in the nuts and fruit and the oats;

(Don’t worry if the batter looks more like oat mixture than batter. It will work out in the end.)

– On a cookie sheet  lined with baking paper put about a tablespoonful from the oat mixture about 2-3 cm away from each other. It makes medium sized cookies.

– Bake until golden brown (I like them crispy :)) or or until light golden brown around the edges but still soft and a little wet in the centers. It takes about 12-15 min a batch.

– Remove the paper from the cookie sheet and wait to cool a bit before removing the cookies from the lining.

– Enjoy. (in reasonable quantities)

Original recipe from the Joy of Baking

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