Recently I was suddenly possessed by an almost instantaneous urge to bake cookies. I went through my bookmarks and I decided which one to make since I had all the ingredients handy. I had bookmarked it long back since this recipe not only does not include egg, but also does not call for any form of egg replacers. I halved the recipe and it yielded forty medium sized slightly chewy eggless oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.. Yummmmmm!
- Butter : ½ cup or 1 stick
- Brown sugar (packed): ½ cup
- Vanilla extract: ½ tsp
- Maida / APF: ¾ cup + (I also had another 1/2 cup ready since I read in the reviews that Imay need some extra flour towards the end)
- Salt: 1/4 tsp
- Baking soda: ½ tsp
- Boiling water: 1/8 cup
- Quick cooking oats (Quaker): 1 cup
- Raisins: 1/3 cup
- Semisweet chocolate chips: ¾ cup
- Sift together the flour and salt. Keep aside.
- Beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla essence until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt, mix well.
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture. Stir in rolled oats, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Wrap the cookie dough in a plastic cover and chill it in the fridge for about 20 – 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F or 175 C.
- Make small roundels and gently pat them down on a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Take care not to overbake.
- Take off the cookie sheet immediately. Let it cool for 15 – 20 minutes.