Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had an urge to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies today. They are one of my favorite things to make because I always know that they'll turn out. It's comforting to know that there are things you can make and always know they'll turn out just the way you want them to. I actually wanted to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies because they are my favorite cookie, but I didn't have any raisins, so I settled for chocolate chips which are almost just as good. They are very fast and easy, another plus!

I think I had the desire to bake something because I'm reading the book, Eat, Pray, Love right now. Let me rephrase that, I'm not reading the book, I am skimming the parts I like about this woman's journey with food in Italy. I just read the most amazing description about pizza in Naples. I now want to go to Naples and eat at this pizza place. I want to go to Italy and eat all of the food they have there. Anyway, I made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead of pizza because they are much quicker, and I doubt I would be able to recreate this pizza she talks about in the book!

I love reading and learning about all different foods. I actually went to pick up my copy that was on hold of Julie & Julia, the book. I was so excited that it came in today--I couldn't wait to pick it up even though I'm in the middle of reading two other books right now. I can't help myself. The movie has become one of my favorites and I am definitely looking forward to reading the book that it was based on. Hopefully I will learn some more tips about cooking!

I will post the recipe of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies below:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2- 1 tsp. cinnamon (optional--I personally like them w/ cinnamon!)
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars in bowl. Beat in 1 egg at a time. Stir in vanilla.
3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt & cinnamon into separate bowl. Stir mixture into butter/sugar mixture until blended.
4. Mix in oats and chocolate chips.
5. Spoon onto baking sheets.
6. Bake ~12 minutes. Let cool on cooling rack.


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