These cookies are soft, chewy and packed full of three different types of chocolate chunks. For me, chocolate is a far superior pairing to oatmeal cookies than the humble raisin. The flaky salt takes the edge off the sweetness and makes them a little more grown up – perfect for a rainy afternoon with a huge pot of tea.
I always prefer to chop chocolate from a block rather than using pre-made chips as I like the way you get chunks of different sizes in the cookie.
They are less cookie-cutter, you could say.
Triple chocolate chip oat cookies
Makes: 12 cookies
Prep: 15 mins
Chill: 60 mins (optional)
Cook: 10 mins
- 112g unsalted butter
- 25g granulated sugar
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 1 egg
- ½tsp vanilla extract
- 95g plain flour
- ½tsp bicarbonate of soda
- ¼tsp flaky sea salt
- 135g rolled Quaker Oats
- 60g white chocolate, chopped
- 60g dark chocolate, chopped
- 60g milk chocolate, chopped
- Cream the butter and sugars together using an electric whisk or elbow grease. After about 3 minutes they will become pale and fluffy.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the salt and stir well to combine.
- Finally it’s time to add the Quaker oats and the chopped chocolate. Give it a good stir to make sure it’s all evenly dispersed and then pop it in the fridge for an hour to chill.
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Scoop a large tablespoon (about 55g) of dough into your hands and flatten into a cookie shape. Place each cookie on a lined baking tray about 5cm apart. Bake for 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned and the centres still look very unset. They will harden as they cool so don’t be tempted to overbake them. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray before moving to a rack.
Note: You don’t have to chill the dough if you are short on time – but if you are able to it’s worth the wait, as it prevents the cookies from spreading too much and makes for an even better end result.
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