Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Baking cookies with baby!

So, I had my baby. Nikolai 8 lbs 8oz 22 inches, after 61 hours of natural labor. 
Now, two months later, he and I are ready to re-embark on my baking journey.

These are happy midwife cookies, actually oatmeal chocolate chip, but over the last few months I've learned that they are especially good for apologizing for being late to appointments, and saying thank you.

Makes 36ish cookies

3 cups rolled oats (regular oat meal can work too)
1 1/2 - 3 cups chocolate chips
(milk chocolate or butterscotch work best)
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 stick butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon baking powder

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl  using a whisk cream together butter, oil, eggs, brown sugar, and white sugar.
  3. Add in cinnamon and mix thoroughly
  4. Now switch to a mixing spoon and mix in the flour, salt, and baking powder
  5. 1/2 cup at a time you'll alternate between adding the oatmeal and chocolate chips and making sure it is combined evenly before adding the next.
  6. On either a nonstick or greased cookie sheet (I use tinfoil to keep my cookies from sticking) spoon large tablespoon sized balls of the dough ( I used the smallest of my cookie ballers)
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, you can tell they're done by the browning around the edges
  8. Take them out, let them cool, then share and enjoy!

On cooking with a baby:
I put my son in a baby wrap and have him with me while I' m making the batter, but when it comes time for anything involving the oven I make sure he is safe with my husband or sitting in his bouncer.  Also, if you do this make sure you wash your hands after handling ingredients that could irritate or harm baby.

Now, pictures!

I really love my happy spoons

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Cookies and baby...I am impressed you are back to the blog!