Hi peeps! I have a question to ask. Is there any dietitian or a doctor that can answer this? help me out ok! You see, we all know that oatmeal is good for the heart because it has substance called omega-3 fatty acids that can absorbs the cholesterol from our bloodstream. Well, something like that.. right?
So my question is, does this nutritional value still exist in the oatmeal even when I cooked them in cookies and cakes?
I really hope that the omega-3 is preserved because both Miki and his Dad wouldn’t eat a bite of oatmeal unless they are in cookies – mixed with chocolate and nuts! Sighh… My two favorite boys in the whole world is making me see this as a challenge in becoming Martha Stewart a good domestic chef that provides healthy food on the table for her family.
But I don’t really mind baking Oatmeal Cookies for Miki. His new favorite food is biscuits and he can gobble up to six Tiger biscuits for tea time.
Makan sambil tengok Spongebob la apa lagi… Pastu aku kena sapu and vacum satu rumah. Mandikan dia, syampu rambut kenteng2 tu… lap sofa merah yang korang kata lawa tu dan jugak TV tu pun kena lap- sebab biscuit crumbs tu akan bertaburan bak lava gunung berapi baru meletus ok! Dasyat tul Miki…
Anyway……. here is the recipe! Great for Kuih Raya as well!
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
(makes about 25~28 cookies)
90g butter, softened at room temperature
25g caster sugar
25g brown sugar
1 egg (weights about 60g with shell), lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
100g plain flour
100g oatmeal or roll oats (I used organic instant baby oat)
20g dark (semi-sweet) chocolate, finely chopped
50g walnuts, chopped
60g mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 190degC. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
- With a manual whisk, cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until the mixture turns pale and fluffy.
- Dribble in the egg gradually. Mix well after each addition. Add in salt and vanilla extract, mix to incorporate into the batter.
- Sift the flour over the batter, fold in with a spatula.
- Add oatmeal, chopped chocolate, walnuts and mini chocolate chips. Mix well with the spatula.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray. Leave some space between the cookies to allow for spreading. Flatten each cookie dough slightly with the back of a fork, keeping the shape as even as possible.
- Bake for 8~10 mins or until golden. If necessary, rotate the baking tray halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in air-tight containers.