Sweet: Recipe Review, Joy of Baking Oatmeal Cookies
Sometimes, I just gotta bake. I’m not much of a baker–or, as someone on the internet said, a bakist–but from time to time, I just need to crank up my oven. Because I’ve been trying to be less fat lately, and because this recipe caught my eye at Joy of Baking, I opted for oatmeal cookies. I love oatmeal cookies, and even more importantly, I had all of the ingredients for oatmeal cookies.
These cookies are very oaty. In fact, they’re so jam-packed full of oats, dried fruit, and nuts, that I wish there were a little more batter to hold it all together; my cookies are quite fragile, and a couple of them cracked in half. On the plus side, they taste good–not too sweet–and are actually quite filling. The only thing I did differently from the posted recipe was to use margarine instead of butter (yeah, I know, it’s not the same–but dammit, I didn’t have any butter) and to sub in macadamia nuts for walnuts or pecans. The cookies featured above are the actual cookies I made. Shocking, I know–I took photos of my actual food for once.
Overall, I’m going to rate this recipe a solid B-plus. Even though they’re just a tad on the dry side, this is a good, serviceable recipe. Update: After letting the cookies cool for several hours, I stuck them into a plastic zip-top bag to preserve freshness. The next day, they have softened so much that they’re totally crumbling apart I’m downgrading this to a B-minus.
I also learned that you should NOT eat oatmeal cookie batter. Bleh.
Got a better oatmeal cookie recipe, or any good cookie recipe? Have you tried this recipe with different results? Leave it in the comments below!
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