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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Nutella Oatmeal Cookies


I ran out of oatmeal. Yah, yah, suddenly oatmeal is very "laku" (fast moving) in my house. I took a walk to 99 Speedmart and thought of getting Quaker Oats but I came across this Organic Baby Rolled Oats. It comes vacuum packed at 500g and cost RM7.90. Why not, I thought. Just give it a try.


And yes, I had cookies on my mind again and I know there are other stuff that one can do with oats. I am just waiting for the other LTU entries to learn a thing or two from my fellow bloggers. There is a nice Crispy Oatmeal Prawns in one of my cookbooks but I am done with all this deep frying business. No more I said after I saw how oily my stove was.


I have a few things to clear from my pantry. There are 2 big boxes of cornflakes stashed in my kitchen rack. That was the overenthusiastic me overstocking on cornflakes after my Chinese New Year cookie baking frenzy. But you see, my enthusiasm tends to wane rather quickly in the cookie department.


Who wants to stand for hours bent over a baking tray spooning cookie dough? I would rather sit on the couch and watch re-runs of Law & Order or Dexter. But it's oatmeal on LTU and for the moment all I know to do with oatmeal is cookies. And it is fun to participate in blog hop events.


The evening before, I grabbed my stack of printed recipes and spotted Oatmeal Nutella Cookies by Cathleen of A Taste of Madness. It seemed like madness to me to mix Nutella and oats. There must be many mad people out there because I googled scores of Nutella Oatmeal Cookies. But now that I have baked and tasted these cookies, I am convinced that it is a great idea. Not mad at all.


I have added another ingredient just to use up my over supply of cornflakes. And because Nutella is sweet, I have reduced the amount of sugar used. I am glad that I chanced upon this recipe because my Nutella was expiring soon. See, I have been on my best behavior for the Nutella to have remained untouched for so long. But that was before I baked these cookies. I just had to eat them and I couldn't stop.

This is not a meatball. It's cookies dough sprinkled with sea salt.

To make things a little bit more exciting, I sprinkled some sea salt on my second batch of cookies. And wow, what a difference it made. It does make your eyes pop when you get that burst of saltiness. And that eye popping sensation lead to a compulsive cookie munching frenzy. Not good. Not good at all. Who would have thought that a healthy ingredient like rolled oats could lead to this. Sigh........


Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe source : Adapted from A Taste of Madness

Ingredients :
- 250g butter
- 1/2 cup fine granulated sugar (if you have a sweet tooth you may increase the amount)
- 250g Nutella
- 2 eggs
- 300g self raising flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups cornflakes, crushed

Method :
1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add Nutella and eggs and continue to mix the batter.
3. Fold in flour.
4. Add rolled oats, cornflakes and mix until fully incorporated.
5. Using two spoons, scoop cookie dough onto a lined baking tray.
6. Bake at 160C for 22 minutes or until brown and crispy.





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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Vivian of Vivian Pang's Kitchen.

45 comments:

  1. Hahaha....I love that pic where you indicated "it is not meatball"....it sure look like mince meat...lol but it turn out to be cookies! Must be crunchy with the cornflakes in it. Cookies must be very well received in your home.

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    1. Mel, when I scoop the cookie dough I thought it did look very much like mined meat hah! hah! The cornflakes gave the cookies a lot of crunch especially the next day when the cookie became chewy.

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  2. Hi PH,
    Nutella oatmeal cookies with added cornflakes, I love it!
    I bring 2 glasses of cold milk over and let start munching these yummy cookies ... Hahaha
    mui

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    1. Mui Mui, don''t forget to bring your Coco Crunch Oatmeal Cookies!

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  3. hello phong hong, these cookies look yummy to me, since i haven't baked cookies for such a long time, can you pass some over here please?

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    1. Jessie, sure I send one bottle to you hee..hee....

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  4. certainly not mad..only made now that i hv things i want to do and couldnt get it done yet..so come back and do blog visiting..hehe..hope your eyes are okay now..:)

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    1. Lena, I have been busy too. Quite hard to catch up with visits and comments. My back is much better now, but eyes getting more blur. Old already lah!

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  5. Hahaha I too have a few boxes of cornflakes sitting in my pantry from the last cooking competition (cornflakes was the featured ingrediens). I think I should just donate them to people who likes baking cookies!

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    1. Kelly, that sounds like a good idea! I have another 2 boxes hee..hee...

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    1. Thanks, Veronica! They certainly were and spoiling my diet :(

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  7. any spare to go around? i will go ga-ga over these!

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    1. Victoria, these cookies disappeared very fast!

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  8. Great choice of using cornflakes and Nutella in oatmeal cookies. At least the going to expired items are in good used :D

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    1. Vivian, somehow cornflakes are very nice with cookies. I like!

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  9. your cookie looks so crunchy and crispy yum-yum can send some over to me

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    1. Hee..hee...scared postman will eat it :)

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  10. Nutella cookies are delicious and these are made better with oatmeal!

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    1. Hi Mich! I am thinking of Nutella in many more cookies to come hee..hee...

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  11. this reminded me that I am a half way with cleaning up my kitchen cupboards, I wonder what I ran out:)

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    1. Ola, hope you don't have things expiring like mine :)

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  12. Look good! Didn't you have oatmeal cookies in your previous post as well?

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    1. Ah yes! Different recipe...this one with Nutella. I love oatmeal porridge for breakfast, savory with egg...or sweet with condensed milk, either way I would like.

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    2. Arthur, I am going to try oatmeal porridge soon...with meatballs hee..hee...

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  13. I have cornflakes and I have oatmeal and Nutella! Will get self raising flour tomorrow :D

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    1. That's great, Ann! Hope you like the cookies :)

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  14. wow, ehat a healty choise of cookies...
    i love it even more with some, spice like cardamon, cinnamon and all spice,
    i want some on my lunch box...Xixixi

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    1. Yeah, some spice like cinnamon would be very nice.

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  15. Gosh this sounds brilliant.... maybe I can bake cookies and watch Dexter at the same time?

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    1. Yen, you sure can but make sure the cookies don't get burnt hee...hee...

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  16. Love oatmeal cookies and what a plus with Nutella added! Oh yes, self control is needed when eating cookies, no matter healthy or not as it has sugar, butter and flour in it. ;)

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    1. Yeah, it is so hard to exercise restraint with these cookies. Sigh....

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  17. The cookies look super duper yum Phong

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    1. Thanks, Vimitha! They were really yum :)

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  18. Hi Phong Hong, never tried cookies with Nutella, but will KIV this recipe for CNY. Received several packets of various oatmeal from relatives and friends who came visiting my MIL. Just in time for this month LTU theme, I can try the lovely recipes shared, hehehe!

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    1. Hee..hee...Kimmy, at least the oatmeal won't go to waste :)

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  19. i have a long time didn't bake cookies. ha... lazy la. i keep this for next year cny. ha....

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    1. Yah, xing hui, it would be nice for Chinese New Year. Another 3 months!

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  20. Oh wow! I love your addition of cornflakes! I'm glad you liked it :)

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  21. Hi Phong Hong,
    I'll help you to finish the cookies, that way you would not have to finish everything yourself! haha!
    But I suppose all must be gone by now, seeing how addictive these are! Looks good!

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    1. Joyce, I am not short of volunteers when it comes to cookies hee..hee,,,Yup, all gone!

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    1. Hi Catherine! Of course you can :)

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