You may recognize my daughter, Julia. She helped me bake this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe – Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters. I know – that's quite a mouthful. And so is the cookie. We have Stefany of Proceed With Caution to thank for this selection, so before I forget - Stefany? Thank you!
The cookies went together quickly and easily. In fact, Bill took Alex to the park to go bike riding and while they were gone, Julia and I mixed everything and baked four dozen cookies. I finished the rest on my own – Julia wanted to play whiffle ball with Daddy instead.
But I digress.
I measured everything out first, and then Julia joined me for the mixing. In case you're checking up on me, I didn't have light brown sugar, so I used dark brown. And I added a bunch of raisins because Dorie mentioned it and it sounded like a good idea to me.
While I combined fats and sugars, Julia whisked together the dry ingredients.
We paused a moment so Julia could make silly faces and I could take pictures of them.
Okay, now that we've gotten that out of our systems, we can continue.
After adding eggs and vanilla to the fats and sugars, it was time to stir in the dry ingredients.
Simple enough, and then it was time to mix in the chocolate chips and raisins – what was left after Julia ran her quality control tests.
A quick spin and that was that. Time to bake.
Well okay, first things first.
And then into the oven.
While the first batch was baking, Julia wanted to take the pictures while I scooped up cookie dough. Fair's fair, so I handed over my camera and prayed she would be kind.
As you can see, I've got the speed of a cookie-baking Ninja.
Okay, this is better. Look at that technique. Why Bobby Flay hasn't challenged me to a throwdown by now is a mystery, isn't it.
Okay. Back on topic.
I baked my cookies for 13 minutes, let them cool a minute or so,
and then moved them to a rack to cool.
Once they'd cooled a bit, and another batch had gone into the oven to bake, it was time for pictures. I picked out a little plate and matching mug for my planned milk-and-cookies photo, placed a few cookies on the plate, and set the plate on the counter while I went to get milk from the fridge.
I turned back to the counter just in time to see Julia's fingers curl around the topmost cookie on my plate. Unfortunately I wasn't holding the camera at the time, so I wasn't able to capture that magical moment. I hollered "STOP!" and she froze, cookie in hand. I told her I needed that cookie for the pictures, and she could eat it when I was done. She put the cookie back on top of the others and waited patiently while I played.
Hang on, Julia, I'm almost finished.
Okay, they're yours now, Julia.
Thanks Dorie! Great recipe!
If you'd like to see a lot more versions of this cookie, you can find links to all the TWD bakers here.
If you'd Julia to share her cookies with you, dream on.