Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
Recipe from Cook's Illustrated, January 1997

Notes: I watched the CNBC mini-doc "Costco Craze" recently. It turns out that overspending is a common thing amongst Costco devotees. From not labelling aisles to having constantly changing SKUs, the store is designed to get you coming back and buying things you didn't know you wanted or needed. Case in point: on my last trip, I bought 5 kg of quick oats. I enjoy a bowl of porridge for breakfast from time to time, so I thought this was a great deal. But most baking recipes call for old-fashioned rolled oats, so my options for taking advantage of this "deal" are limited.

I decided to try out this cookie recipe using a mix of old-fashioned and quick oats. As you can see from the photo, the cookies never spread and remained like giant golf balls after baking. Was this due to the choice of oats? I'm not sure. The cookies aren't bad, but they're too crumbly, without the satisfying chew from whole rolled oats. I might try these again, but for a chocolate oatmeal cookie, this one is hard to beat.

Update: Oops, this is a repeat!

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