Tuesday, March 25, 2008

chocolate chunk oatmeal raisin cookies

the goods:
2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cyp semisweet chocolate chunks
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture just until combined. With a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chunks, raisins, and oats.

Drop 2-inch balls of dough, spaced 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.

Cool 5 minutes on sheets; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday Sweets

My food career all got started with baking... my mom wasn't big on the sweets and didn't bake much (other than her amazing wheat bread... yes, she grinds her own wheat too). So when I started cooking I taught myself how to bake...

My husband isn't much of a sweets guy, so I don't bake as much as I used to. But every Sunday we go to his parents house for dinner and every Sunday I make a sweet to bring along.

Tune in every Monday for an installment of Sunday Sweets... or as my sister calls them: flavor changers...