Monday, May 28, 2012

Dish & Serve Chocolate-dipped oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

This title is a mouth full but who wouldn't want a mouth full of yummy chocolate dipped deliciousness???I am SUPER excited to have Torie & Liz here from Bake Me Something Good. ALL their recipes are pretty amazing, their site is a go to spot to get your sweet tooth fix. I couldn't be more happy with their post. 

We've all been there - the last day on the job. No matter how excited you may be to start a new position, it's tough to leave behind co-workers and friends, and to move out of the comfort of a familiar routine.

When we heard that our friend Jess was leaving her current job for a new one, we knew we wanted to do something to make her last day extra special. And when we want something to be special... we bake!

On Jess's last day at work, we showed up with some tasty Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Jess was surprised and touched, and there were tears all round! We told her she could share the cookies with her co-workers or keep them all to herself, and being the kind person that she is, she shared. Jess even sent us a note the next day:

"I'm completely honoured that you two chose me for your random act of kindness. I love moments of "paying it forward," and I feel really special that you thought of me. I will, indeed, pay it forward. I'll let you know who the lucky recipient is. : )"

It was a win-win for everyone - we felt great, Jess felt great, and cookies were consumed! If you'd like to try some of these goodies yourself, here's the recipe – it’s adapted from one of our favourite food blogs, How Sweet It Is.

Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from How Sweet It Is; Makes 60 cookies

1 c margarine or butter
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar, loosely packed
2 eggs
1 tbsp + 1 tsp vanilla
2 + ½ c flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 + ½ c rolled or large flake oats
1 + ½ c chocolate chips
2 + ½ c dark chocolate for melting
Optional: 1-2 tbsp milk, if dough is crumbly

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine margarine, sugar and brown sugar in an electric mixer.  Beat in eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined.  Mix in flour, salt and baking powder, then add oats.  If dough is crumbly, add one tbsp. of milk at a time until it is no longer crumbly.  Stir in chocolate chips by hand, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Scoop dough by tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets and flatten slightly.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

When cookies have cooled, melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% power.  Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate and set on wax paper to harden.


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1 comment:

  1. These cookies look amazing. I will be making these for our road trip in 2 weeks. They will help make the trip a little more enjoyable. Thanks for the recipe!


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