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09 December 2004 @ 03:09 pm
have a cookie.  
Randomly just now, I thought: cookies are good. And when pondering that eternal truth I remembered that I had a cookie recipe in docs that I'd written for someone.

Black and White Cookies
aka Masochistic Hedgehog Cookies


1 large egg
1 stick softened butter

Then add & blend:

1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
7 tablespoons of brown sugar

Then add & blend:

6 1/2 tablespoons of flour

Then add & mix in with a spoon:

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (e.g., Quaker Old Fashioned)
5-6 oz of baker's semi-sweet chocolate

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Secret tip #1: Use blocks of baker's chocolate and chop them up with a small knife. You get largish irregular chunks, which improve the overall texture. It takes some time, though.

Secret tip #2: Shape the cookies more or less into balls for a thicker cookie; if you flatten the dough the cookies aren't as coherent (because of all the oatmeal).

Note: This makes a rather small batch, especially if you lean towards larger-sized cookies. You can easily double the recipe though.
laurashapiro on December 9th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re: whole oats:

Rolled? Steel-cut? I'll take "Buh?" for 500, Alex?
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 03:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry. I had no idea there were so many. I think I meant "rolled" anyway. Just normal Quaker oats.
laurashapiro on December 9th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
Groovy. Ta very much!
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
::hugs you for your comment earlier today and wishes you a happy batch of cookies::
Estepheiaestepheia on December 9th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
But how much is a stick of butter? How many grams?
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC)
4 tablespoons
"Smokin' hot.": boys mickeymwithout_me on December 9th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
Er, um, no. A stick of butter is 8 tablespoons. (113 grams, according to Google.)
Estepheiaestepheia on December 9th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :-)
"Smokin' hot.": boys mickeymwithout_me on December 9th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! The cookies sound yummy. But probably best with the right amount of butter!
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
Oops...sorry about that. *cough*
"Smokin' hot.": Stuart stop me (Liz and Glace)without_me on December 9th, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC)
*glares* You're not perfect! That's it, I'm cancelling all my eliade-love. Hmpf!
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, when I posted about the tragic batch of cookies a few weeks ago, that was actually where I went wrong--butter. I put in 2 sticks instead of just 1. Tip: never do this!
"Smokin' hot.": KOFU Glacewithout_me on December 9th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Meep! Yes, I imagine that would result in a very messy cookie sheet. Erk.
Mireillemireille719 on December 9th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
A stick of butter's 1/4 pound, so.... approximately 113.5 grams.
Estepheia: Charlemagne Bolivar (by catatonic)estepheia on December 9th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :-)
I find it hard to work with American measurements, but I do have a set of cups which I bought in Floriad in Summer 2003. :-)
If I had to measure butter in tablespoons I wouldn't know how heaped the spoon should be, you know?
Anna S.eliade on December 9th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
I should never have posted this!


I need a drink.
Estepheia: Not a wallflower...but ever so prettyestepheia on December 9th, 2004 04:28 pm (UTC)
I should never have posted this!

One of my favourite dessert recipes comes from LJ-land. :-)
I always wanted an American cookie recipe. Thank you.
caia: Gandhi impression by caiathisficklemob on December 9th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
Heehee. Neither would we. In the U.S. (or my corner of it anyway), sticks of butter are marked with the tablespoons on the wrapper, like a ruler. So you just cut along the lines. Measuring butter in a spoon would be difficult... even more so than measuring peanut butter in a cup. *g*
rachelrachelmap on December 9th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
It shouldn't be heaped at all, but the easiest way to measure butter is to weigh it. 1 Tablespoon butter = 1/2 ounce avdp = 14 grams

I have a nifty little freeware "convert" program installed on my computer. I just select what I want to convert from and to, enter the amounts, and the thing automatically changes it to the measurements I need. It makes cooking a lot easier.
Pamgoosegirl9 on December 10th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
Hmmm, sounds yummy.
Tehomettehomet on December 10th, 2004 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try making those. They sound good. :) Thanks!