Jen’s Chocolate Chip & Oatflake Cookie

  • 0 h 45 m
  • 30 servings
  • Easy

These cookies have evolved over the years into one of my all time favourites.  They can be made large or small, and last in a tin for simply ages- if you hide the tin!!

  • 150g of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 130g of soft butter
  • 100g of soft dark brown sugar
  • 100g of granulated sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 125g of large porridge oats
  • 150g of chopped chocolate of your choice

Step 1

Mix the soft butter and both the sugars until VERY well combined.  I use my kenwood mixer for this, with the *K* attachment, but it would be just as easy in a bowl, mixed with a wooden spoon


Step 2

At this stage turn on your oven to FAN 160ºC

I use fan for biscuits for two reasons-

1- you do want the biscuits to dry out a little

2- there will be quite a few trays, so it speeds up the whole process.


Step 3

Add the egg and the vanilla essence to the butter and sugar mixture.  Beat very well again until well mixed. It may curdle slightly, but this will not overly affect the end result


Step 4

Add the flour slowly, mixing very well. Remembering to scrap down your bowl occasionally with a spatula to get everything mixed together properly. This needs to be done even if you are mixing the biscuits by hand.


Step 5

This next bit I do by hand-

Add the chocolate and the oatflakes all at once, but stir them in slowly and carefully.  The mixture is quite dense and difficult to mix, but persevere.  It may be easier just to get your hands in there to bring it all together properly.


Step 6

Line a couple of baking trays with baking parchment.  I keep these pieces of parchment and use them again and again.  I simply wipe the parchment of crumbs and store the sheets with my tins.


Step 7

Using your hands, take a teaspoon of dough, shape into a ball and place on your lined tray.  These cookies flatten and spread as they cook so you need to leave lots of room for spreading.

You can make these cookies either smaller or larger than this, but will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Bake in your oven for approximately 11 minutes until golden in colour.


Step 8

Leave to cool on the tray to firm up slightly for about 5 minutes, they will crumble if removed too soon, then remove to a wire cooling rack to completely cool.

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Step 1

Mix the soft butter and both the sugars until VERY well combined.  I use my kenwood mixer for this, with the *K* attachment, but it would be just as easy in a bowl, mixed with a wooden spoon

Step 2

At this stage turn on your oven to FAN 160ºC

I use fan for biscuits for two reasons-

1- you do want the biscuits to dry out a little

2- there will be quite a few trays, so it speeds up the whole process.

Step 3

Add the egg and the vanilla essence to the butter and sugar mixture.  Beat very well again until well mixed. It may curdle slightly, but this will not overly affect the end result

Step 4

Add the flour slowly, mixing very well. Remembering to scrap down your bowl occasionally with a spatula to get everything mixed together properly. This needs to be done even if you are mixing the biscuits by hand.

Step 5

This next bit I do by hand-

Add the chocolate and the oatflakes all at once, but stir them in slowly and carefully.  The mixture is quite dense and difficult to mix, but persevere.  It may be easier just to get your hands in there to bring it all together properly.

Step 6

Line a couple of baking trays with baking parchment.  I keep these pieces of parchment and use them again and again.  I simply wipe the parchment of crumbs and store the sheets with my tins.

Step 7

Using your hands, take a teaspoon of dough, shape into a ball and place on your lined tray.  These cookies flatten and spread as they cook so you need to leave lots of room for spreading.

You can make these cookies either smaller or larger than this, but will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Bake in your oven for approximately 11 minutes until golden in colour.

Step 8

Leave to cool on the tray to firm up slightly for about 5 minutes, they will crumble if removed too soon, then remove to a wire cooling rack to completely cool.

Divine.

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