What do you do if you have eggs that are expiring?! I had this dilemma last night at 9pm when I was ready to take a break from studying. My answer: Make cookies, of course!
These are stolen from an amazing blog I recently discovered called Half Baked Harvest. Oh my goodness people, this girl is amazing. You definitely have to check out her blog!
A couple key things about these cookies.
1. This batch makes a LOT of cookies. Be prepared for like a couple dozen cookies.
2. They are a bit sweet, with 1.5 cups of sugar and 2 cups of chocolate chunks. So, definitely tone down the sugar if you’re not into overly sweet desserts.
3. I’m thinking next time that this would be awesome with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and even maybe some peanut butter.
4. Use Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chunks. I should really get paid for promoting them so much. But honestly, their chocolate chips are the best! They like melt super well and stay melty and gooey.
5. These are awesome because you basically just dump everything into one bowl and mix it up. So stinkin’ easy.
6. You can underbake these a little and they turn out even better. Perfectly soft and moist.
7. Press down the tops of the cookie dough balls a little before you bake them. Because they don’t have any butter in them, they don’t spread very much. If you like thick cookies, then skip this step.
8. Lastly and most importantly, it’ll be hard to just eat one. I’ve been fasting from sweets for about 2 weeks now. I couldn’t help myself in this case though. Plus it was a Sunday night, so I figured just do it. Also, make sure you put on a pair of running shorts before you eat these, because that’s what you’ll be doing afterwards. 😦
From Half Baked Harvest
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup canola oil or melted coconut oil (use a little more if dough seems is too dry)
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks + more if desried
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer add the oatmeal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, canola oil, eggs and vanilla, beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. The dough will be crumbly. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough. Use you hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball. If the mixture is not holding add 1 tablespoon more of oil. Place on prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly do not worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until set and golden. These are best right out of the oven, so eat up!
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