Monday, January 9, 2012

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

As the first post of 2012, I decided I wanted something healthy as well as interesting. I finally decided to settle for my favourite baking item cookies and that too with a little twist. Rather than going through the pain of spooning it and baking ,here we sort of spread the entire dough /batter in the form of a pizza and then slice it into wedges. Its a bit like old wine in a new bottle but made more healthy with the addition of oats. I have adapted the recipe from an old edition of a magazine and it turned out excellent.



Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 3/4 cup
Baking Soda: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/4 tsp

Unsalted Butter: 6 tbsp
Brown Sugar: 1/3 cup packed
White Sugar: 1/3 cup

Eggs: 2 or Egg Replacer Egg :2 (additional 3-4 tbsp water is required in case of replacer)
Vanilla : 1 tsp

Oats: 1 cup
Chocolate Chips: 3/4 cup ( I used a mix of white & milk chocochips and also butterscotch morsels as well)
Nuts: 1/2 cup chopped (I used cashew nuts for a contrast in colors)

Preparation:
Sift together flour,soda and salt.

Melt butter on how heat and cool a bit. Whisk in the sugars till well blended.

Whisk in eggs and vanilla.

On a low speed (or using a wooden spoon), whisk in the flour mix until combined.

Fold in the oats,choco chips and nuts into this gently. Spoon the batter onto a lined and greased cookie sheet. Spread with a spatula to get a medium thick round disc.

I actually folded half of the chocochips and nuts into the batter. Rest of them I pessed on top of the batter after shaping and just before baking.



Bake in a preheated oven at 350F/ 180C for about 18 minutes or until golden brown. Take out and cool  in the baking sheet for about 15 minutes.

Cut into wedges and serve.


I pulled out the baking sheet as the edges started browning. But the centre was still soft and so I switched off the oven and put it back into the hot oven for another 2-3 minutes. This sort of crisped them though cutting into wedges became a bit difficult. Superb wedges which I will repeat again and again as they are easy to make and tasty as well.

You can serve them with your favourite fruit or even as such or whatever way you like. Healthy can definitely be tasty.


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