Sunday, 13 May 2012

Muffin cookies and chocolate chunk cookies

My husband used to tell me that I'm a terrible baker when it comes to cookies!!!!
I know, crazy right?
Well he was a little bit right... As I've said before, growing up we didn't eat many sweet things, and to be honest I have never had a sweet tooth anyways: I'm a "savory" kind of girl...
So I have never learned how to bake cookies.
But then I moved here, in Canada, and it all changed.
Everybody would come over and bring cookies or we would go somewhere and they would offer us cookies... My husband, loooves cookies, so, at the time, I felt like I really had to master the art of making cookies!
So I started looking for some recipes and started my "cookie journey", but what was so easy to make  for some, was definally not so easy for me.
With "years" I got better, but still to this day I don't think that I yet make those kind of cookies that make my husband drool!
I'm still a little bit jealous of my husband's reaction to my friends cookies.... But at least he doesn't tell me that I'm a terrible baker anymore and my cookie jar gets empty pretty fast!
This recipes is one of my favorites.
Now that I have kids I'm always looking for recipes that have some healthy ingredients in them without taking away the fun and plesure of having a sweet treat.
My husband gave them the name "Muffin cookies".

Muffin cookies.

1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking poweder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups dry cranberries
1 apple peeled and diced in little cubes

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients in a mixer or with a spoon in a bowl.

Mix until you have a nice soft mixture.

Drop batter by tablespoonful in to a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

Bake  for about 12 minutes or until golden, cool on a rack.

And for those who like something more chocolaty here is a recipe for you...

Chocolate chunk cookies

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter melted
1  1/2 cups brown sugar
1 TBLSP vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 325

Mix dry ingredient.

Add wet ingredients.

Take a dark chocolate bar and chop it ....

....Until you have 2 cups of chunks.

Add to the mixture .

Make little balls and put them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. 
Cookies should be abour 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15, 17 minutes, cool on a rack.

Chocolate chunk cookies

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