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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Challenge: Recipe (Food) II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5200
Location: my living room
Date: Jan 10, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/36
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

I still do everything by hand when I'm baking, unless I'm in a rush. My bf thinks I'm nuts, but that's the way my mom always did (and still does) it. I'm pleased with how this came out, I just wish it was advanced editing so I could fix a few things hehe.

Enjoy the cookies!

Soft Raisin-Oatmeal Drop Cookies

from "The All-American Cookie Book" by Nancy Baggett

This is a great book of cookie recipes; every cookie that I have made has met with rave reviews.
I substituted chocolate chips for the raisins, because I am too lazy to go and get raisins.

1 1/2 cups raisins
2 cups all-purpose white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
2 1/2 tablespoons light or dark corn syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with nonstick spray.

In medium bowl combine raisins with enough hot water to cover; set aside.

In medium bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl with an electric mixer on med. speed beat together butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and smooth, about 1 minute. Add egg and egg yolk, corn syrup and vanilla; beat until well blended and fluffy, about 2 mins. Beat in the flour mixture until well blended. Thoroughly drain the raisins; add raisins and oats to the dough and stir until evenly incorporated.

Drop dough onto baking sheets by heaping measuring tablespoonfuls, spacing about 2 1/2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time in the middle of the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly tinged with brown and almost firm when pressed in the centers. Reverse sheet from front to back halfway though baking for even browning.

Transfer sheet to wire rack and let stand until cookies firm up slightly, about 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack and let stand until completely cooled.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month. Makes 40-45 cookies.

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01/21/2006 12:55:43 AM
now that i have made this recipe with chocolate chips instead of raisins i have to recommend not making the substitution, as the cookies are too dry without the moistness of the soaked raisins.
i feel like such a nerd for posting that ;)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 09:47:34 PM
these milk and cookies look great. Where the cookies still warm when you took the picture? YUM. nice picture. good crop
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01/17/2006 12:28:35 PM
Very high quality image. Looks very appealing. Good composition. Lighting is great and the setting and background appropriate to the food.
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01/17/2006 06:12:38 AM
Nothing in the picture to specifically draw you to any subject
01/17/2006 03:07:50 AM
These really look yummy - I'd like to have some right now!!
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01/16/2006 05:35:22 PM
Nice composition, like the milk with the cookies
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01/15/2006 03:56:58 PM
Umm....reminds me of home....warm and fuzzy. Nice shot.
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01/15/2006 11:16:09 AM
Mmmmm.....Nice picute, Love the texture of the cookies, good focus and composition. (now I have to make some...)
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01/15/2006 10:13:55 AM
01/15/2006 12:34:52 AM
Looks yummy, nicely done
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01/14/2006 10:58:35 PM
I like to reach out and eat these, so yummy, and they look great.....
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01/14/2006 07:26:03 PM
good color, even better texture.
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01/13/2006 09:13:51 PM
that's a great food shot, with a beautiful kitchen blurred in the background this is ready for Better Homes and Gardens 8 for now
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01/13/2006 06:58:44 AM
I am off to your house, its not good to look at cookies at 7 am. Nice lighting
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01/11/2006 09:01:28 PM
i like your composition a lot.
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01/11/2006 01:33:52 PM
Good presentation.
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01/11/2006 10:59:36 AM
The milk adds a nice touch.
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01/11/2006 01:54:25 AM
Cool picture. The one thing I would have done a little differently would have been to change the background. The white background just washes out the milk and loses some of the dramatic contrast that you can get with milk against a darker background. I like the composition though!
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01/11/2006 12:29:53 AM
my favorite.........cookie. NIce job with perspective
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