One recipe Three ways: Cookies

Tweak a recipe and it's possible to go from one to three recipes fairly quickly. They don't always work out as planned but that's part of the fun of baking!

The original recipe: Raisin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

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¾ cup caster sugar

½ cup sunflower oil

½ cup margarine

1 tsp Vanilla

1 ¾ cups plain flour

½ cup oatmeal

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp salt

Up to 1 ½ cups mix of chocolate chips/raisins/ walnuts 

Heat oven to 180C.

Cream sugar, oil, margarine and vanilla together. Mix in oatmeal, flour, bicarb and salt. Fold in your choice of chocolate chips etc.

Spoon on to baking trays (makes about 16-18) and bake for 8-12 minutes

Verdict: Always good! sweet but slightly salt, crispy but tender inside. Very good!

 Version 2: Peanut butter, chocolate chip and raisin

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¾ cup caster sugar

½ cup sunflower oil

½ cup peanut butter

1 ¾ cups plain flour

½ cup oatmeal

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Up to 1 ½ cups mix of chocolate chips and raisins 

Heat oven to 180C.

Cream sugar, oil and peanut butter  together. Mix in cocoa oatmeal, flour and bicarb. Fold in your chocolate chips and raisins.

Spoon on to baking trays (makes about 16-18) and bake for 8-12 minutes

 

Verdict: Very tasty but they don't spread out and are very delicate probably from altering the fat content. I should rename them peanut butter mounds and then they'll be just fine. Will make again.


 Version 3: Orange chocolate chocolate chip

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¾ cup caster sugar

½ cup sunflower oil

½ cup margarine

2 tsp grated orange zest

1 tsp instant coffee powder

1 ¾ cups plain flour

½ cup cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp salt

Up to 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips 

Heat oven to 180C.

Cream sugar, oil, margarine, coffee powder and orange zest together. Mix in cocoa powder, flour, bicarb and salt. Fold in your choice of chocolate chips etc.

Spoon on to baking trays (makes about 16-18) and bake for 8-12 minutes

 Verdict: OK. Not as chocolatey as I hoped and the cocoa powder really dried up the mix (absorbs more liquid than flour) so the end result was a very crisp biscuit rather than a moister cookie. 

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4 thoughts on “One recipe Three ways: Cookies

  1. Agreed. Baking is wonderfully creative and is definitely my therapy. I dont always eat everything…usually the freezer gets the majority of it…but the whole process of baking is calming and centering, for me anyway.

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