Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chocolate Oatmeal Drops (TWD)

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Caroline and Claire of Bake with Us: Chocolate Oatmeal Drops. I'm on vacation right now so I'm short on time but I did want to put up a quick post about these!

I made these cookies the day before we left for our trip and they were great to munch on during the flight! :) A half batch was more than enough, I'm not sure what you'd do with a full recipe! My cookies did spread quite a bit and ended up rather pathetic looking, but if you follow the advice of Carol from The Bake More and chill your dough for about 20 minutes before scooping it out and baking these, you'll end up with beautiful cookies that are crunchy on the outside with a soft, chewy middle.  Looks aside, I did enjoy these cookies, even though I'm generally not a fan of chocolate cookies.

Thanks Caroline and Claire, for hosting this week.  If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Also make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed these chocolatey treats!

* Recipe notes:
- Be sure to chill your dough until it is firm before scooping it out to bake.
- It's hard to tell when these are done because they are so dark, but mine were done closer to 10 minutes (maybe it would have been closer to the recommended 12 minute baking time with the chilled dough?). I'd recommend making a small batch in your oven first to determine the ideal baking time before making a large batch.
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  1. Hope you have a great trip! Cookies are always good snack food for the plane :)

  2. I thought I was the only one that baked treats prior to a vacation. These look perfect for snacking.

  3. Hummmm, my kids will love those...


  4. Enjoy your trip!! The cookies look like they turned out good, too.

  5. I wonder why some people's cookies spread too thin (mine did, too and I even chilled the dough) and why some didn't. Butter quality???
    I thought these were ok.
    Having a giveaway on my blog this next week to celebrate my 3 years of blogging.