I AM FINALLY BACK! If you follow me on Instagram, you would have know that I had not been posting on the blog due to serious technical errors that I was facing on WordPress. Before I started blogging myself and would only read other blogs religiously, the mention of a technical error sounded extremely vague and to be honest, a number of times I would think its an easy escape for not posting. Today, after the website being down for more than a month, and after finally making it work, I can safely say that technical issues are not easy to handle with and do exist. VERY MUCH, DO EXIST.
During the holidays since I couldn’t post anything on the blog, I ate out alot and enjoyed my self thoroughly but I also decide to bake a little. I love cooking but I am definitely a beginner when it comes to baking. I decided in my Christmas spirit, that I wanted to try baking cookies and hence did tons of research for the same online to find something that I can recreate. To make it even better, my best friend was over that morning, so I had her as a helping hand which was amazing!
I got this recipe from www.halfbakedharvest.com and did NOT make it on my own. I am really new to baking and though in the picture where the cookies are lined on the baking tray, it looks as if theyre burned they tasted perfect. Infact,they were gooey and chocolatey and I couldnt have asked for a better lot.
- 2 1/2 cups oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour/Maida
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 large eggs
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips. [I simply grated and chopped dark chocolate but you could use milk chocolate chips too]
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I did not have any parchment paper with me so I used foil instead. I sprayed some cooking spray on it which worked perfectly as well.
In a large mixing bowl, add the oatmeal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, oil, eggs and vanilla.
Beat until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. The dough will be crumbly. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Using your hands clump together a tablespoon of dough. Use you hands to really squeeze the dough into a ball.
Place on prepared baking sheet/foil. If the balls are a little crumbly do not worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until set and golden.
-Eat them warm/Re-warm before eating. The chocolate will melt and it would be absolutely divine. Trust me
All pictures are taken by Sara Suri.