Friday, May 11, 2007


While looking in my spice cabinet on Sunday, i saw a can of rolled oats and the Quaker dude staring at me and decided to make oatmeal cookies.

After looking over a TON of cookie recipes on allrecipes, i decided to give Bobbie's Oatmeal Cookies a try. Well I'm glad i only made half the cookie mix her way. They were blah. The only substitution i made was i used golden raisins instead of regular raisins and and butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. And when they came out of the oven in 10 minutes, they looked blah too. Check it out:

I was cooking up a storm on Sunday so the rest of the cookie mix went into the fridge. A couple days later, i pulled out the mix and started messing with it. I added an additional 1tsp of vanilla extract and a couple shakes of ground cinnamon and a handful of white chocolate chips and flattened the heaping spoonfuls of mix before baking, and what do you know, the recipe went from bland to grand!

A great tip i picked up from reading a ton of reviews was to soak the raisins, i did it and they came out AWESOME. I will never make anything with raisins without first soaking them. All you need to do is pour hot water over the raisins and let it cool. The raisins come out all, is plumpy even a word? Perhaps not, but i'm telling you plumpy raisins is where it's at. ;)


Candace said...

Meli... I just have to commend you on your use of the Silpat! I'm highly impressed to see you have one :)

Also, about the raisins... To kick it up a notch, try soaking them in a bit of RUM next time. Then they will be 'plumpy' with a touch of rum. Of course... this would make the cookies for adults only!


Sarah said...

LOL, the first thought in my head was "Ooooooooh a Silpat, FUN!"

maitee said...

oooh, you have a Silpat! You're so cool, man. the cookies look delish, by the way.

Melissa said...

lol, i'm cracking up that you guys are impressed with my silpat. i LOVE baking cookies, so yes, i totally silpat, everytime. :)

i totally thought of you guys on saturday. i bought a silpat rolling pin. how impressed are you now? ;)