My neighbor Earl recently broke his collarbone after he was hit by a car while riding his bike. Did I mention he is in his 70's?? Poor guy!! My solution for a broken bone, heart or cellular phone (worst 3 things to break)... cookies!
I've been into the 1 egg/1 egg yolk cookie dough as of late. I'm not sure, but I think it makes them extra chewy in the center while still maintaining a crispy outer crust. And I LOVE the taste of milk chocolate and dark chocolate together. Sweet, bitter, rich. The espresso powder helps bring out the chocolate, and the oatmeal makes these healthy. (Don't say a word.)
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet, dark or bittersweet chips
Preheat oven to 325. With a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until smooth. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and continue to mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder. Add to wet ingredients and stir until you have your cookie dough. Add oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Place by spoonful on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.