Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I heart you

My sweetheart loves chocolate, he loves chocolate chip cookies and he loves oatmeal raisin cookies too. He especially loves it when I make him fun stuff.

I got this idea shortly after I saw Lisa's recipe on Cutting Edge of Ordinary. She made an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza that she found a recipe in a old Good Housekeeping Magazine. Since this recipe didn't involve plopping 5 dozen cookies down on a cookie sheet and the ingredient amounts indicated that we weren't going to be eating this for weeks....so I printed it out.

Then I got a delivery of a warehouse sized package of Raisinets I got for K-man. Then it hit me....Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.....Oatmeal Raisin....Oatmeal Raisinets instead of Chocolate Chips.....and not Pizza shaped but a heart!

Oatmeal Raisinet Chip Pizza or Heart
adapted from Cutting Edge of Ordinary/Good Housekeeping

¾ cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
¾ cup raisinets
½ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Oven to 375. Line large cookie sheet with parchment. Form heavy duty foil strips into heart shaped form, spray lightly with cooking spray. Toast walnuts on small cookie sheet while you prep the cookie dough. Set aside to cool.

In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt until well blended.

In a medium bowl, melt the butter in microwave for 30 seconds. Add both sugars and mix with a wire whisk, until blended. Whisk in the egg and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture, then oats, then raisinets and walnuts till combined.

Spoon the batter into the center of the prepared foil heart on the parchment lined cookie sheet. With a spatula spread the batter. Decorate with extra raisinets if desired. Bake 18 minutes or until cookie is golden brown. Let cool on a cookie sheet on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board lined with waxed paper. Cut the cookie into wedges and serve warm.


My heart cookie turned out much thicker than Lisa's but I only added 3 extra minutes for I knew that it cooling on the cookie sheet it would still do some 'carry over' cooking. Nothing worse than a dried out cookie. I like the outside crunchy and the inside gooey and chewy.

Thanks Lisa, the recipe was awesome and K-man loved it with raisinets!

Peanut Butter cookies with Goobers next?



Leslie said...

very very cute!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

What a great idea! Love how you took that recipe and ran with it. That's what I love about blogging, you get all sorts of idea from each other.

Oh btw, I made the crustless pizza the other day and it was a hit. I'll be posting it soon!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job with these.

Anonymous said...

You did a great job with these.