Oatmeal cookies may be just as famous as the legendary chocolate chip, but they’re not in the Netherlands. We use oatmeal to make porridge, and that’s about it. That is why I wanted to try a little baking with oatmeal myself, and naturally I started with cookies. Like I wrote in one of my previous posts, I am almost religiously in favor of crunchy cookies: This led me to this recipe on SmittenKitchen, a deliciously inspiring baking blog. I made some minor changes, converted the volume amounts to SI units and tried & tested a few variations. I hope you like them, and that you will share your own variations in the comments below!
– 1 cup / 128 g all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 3/4 sticks / 200 g butter (slightly softened)
– 1 cup / 200 g sugar
– 1/4 cup packed / 50 g light brown sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 1/2 cups / 225 g old-fashioned rolled oats
– 6 ounces / 170 g white chocolate, chopped
– + 1/2 cup / 70 g hazelnuts
You can play around with the addition of chocolate and nuts. I have tried these two varieties and my friends and family loved them.
1/2 cup / 75 g white chocolate
+ 1/2 cup / 70 g toasted hazelnuts
+ 70 g ‘kandijsuiker’ : These are very crunchy sugar crystals, I’m not sure about a non-Dutch equivalent… Basically, you could use anything sweet and crunchy
1/2 cup / 70 g toasted almonds
+ 1/4 cup / 70 g peanut butter
+ 50 g ‘kandijsuiker’
These amounts will yield about 24 portions (2 tablespoons of dough each). Bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 Celcius for 13-16 minutes.