Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just A Soft Cookie

I asked a friend one day what her favorite treat was. Her response surprised me. "I just want a soft cookie", she said. She didn't mind a little chocolate but she didn't want a brownie. Just a soft cookie. I decided nuts were out as were many other additions that added crunch or too much texture to the cookie. I didn't want a sugar cookie--soft but boring.
I made a cookie I had pinned, took one bite and knew I had found the 'soft cookie' I was looking for. It had a little peanut butter, a small amount of oatmeal and just enough chocolate it give it character. And it was soft!
I called my friend and said I had the perfect cookie for her. She took one bite and agreed, it was soft, it was perfect!

Just a Soft Cookie
1 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, soda and salt, set aside
Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla for about 3 minutes on medium speed. Add egg and beat to combine. Add flour and mix until just combined. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Use a large cookie scoop, about 3 tablespoons and drop dough on a parchment lined baking stone. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden. They will not look done, but if the edges are set and the cookie is puffy they are done. Let cookie cool on baking sheet. This recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

Recipe adapted from What Megan's Making


Nedra said...

I usually like a chewy cookie, but my children like soft. I need to make a batch of these for them. Thanks for the recipe.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Delicious recipe - love that you use oats

Zoe said...

Sounds like this is a great recipe for soft cookies! Will bookmark this for my future bakes.

Just have a browse of your blog and like your style of cooking...and here I am...the latest follower of your blog :D

Jacque said...

Everyone needs a friend like you. Your cookies sound perfect.

Cooking for My Kids said...

Love, love, love soft cookies!!

Kara said...

Goodness, those cookies look good! I will try these for sure! :D Thank you for the recipe!

Kara :)

Katrina said...

Ooh, those do look great and I love a soft cookie, too!