Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Favorite and Practically Original Cookie Recipe

As I prepared to bake yet another batch of my standard go-to cookies, I started thinking about how I've lost my sense of adventure as far as cookie baking goes over the last decade. On holidays, I will sometimes branch out, but otherwise, these are what you'll get at my house.

This recipe is an amalgamation of my favorite ingredients, Andrew's preferred ingredients, and the recipe on the inside top of the Quaker Oatmeal container. In my opinion, they have an ideal balance of enough healthy-ish ingredients, without sacrificing too much from the sacred sugar/chocolate/butter triad (because otherwise, why bother?) I may have lost my sense of adventure in the world of cookies, but I've gained so much.

So without further ado, here is the recipe...just promise you won't bring these to the same potluck as me, kay?:

Dori's Favorite Cookies
1-1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup Silk Vanilla Soy Creamer*
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1-2 cups chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
3. Add eggs, soy creamer, and peanut butter.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
5. Stir in oats and choc chips.
Back 10-12 minutes.

* The original recipe calls for two eggs, but once I only had one egg and no vanilla (gasp!), so I substituted Silk Vanilla Soy Creamer, which I love beyond all reason, and found the results quite revolutionary, only furthering my addiction to this heavenly product. You can easily use two eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla if you are sadly lacking in Silk Vanilla Soy Creamer.


So, do you have a favorite cookie recipe you make over and over again? Please do share! Or is it a big secret? Or not? Are you a wild and crazy different-cookie-all-the-time type of person? Or are you perpetually dieting and therefore abstaining from baking cookies? Or do you not make cookies due to gender issues? We'd like to know.


  1. I was sad about cookies when I stopped eating wheat and missed them a lot. Then I tried a gluten-free recipe and was surprised that it was actually good, and no, I'm not the only one who likes 'em :) I like your recipe, except for the peanut butter, is that A's contribution?

  2. Well that's good news about gluten-free. Ahem...recipe? (Good excuse for a blog post and you can post the link here if you do).

    Re. the peanut butter...that is optional, but that was all me. Maybe next time I'll do it both ways and have a blind tasting.

  3. OK Dori, recipe is up!