Monday, 5 June 2017

Soft, Chewy and Addictive


I cannot believe that I actually enjoyed these soft and chewy cookies. In the past, I would have turned my nose up at them and declared them "lau hong" (stale). 

To me, cookies must be crispy and crunchy and I could not understand why some people preferred them soft.

Well, one day I decided to just follow a recipe for Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Not only that, I followed the exact sugar measurements. Yikes!!

Yikes indeed. For 190g flour, there was 200g dark brown sugar and 100g granulated sugar. But to be fair, 240g old fashioned rolled oats were also added. But still, this is way more sugar than I am accustomed to.


I did not bake the cookies immediately (due to time constraint) and stashed the cookie dough in the freezer. Where it sat for some 3 weeks hah..hah... That's how enthusiastic I was about these cookies.


And then one weekend, I defrosted a batch of frozen cookie dough. It's really cool to have cookie dough in the freezer, you know. When the craving hits, you are set and ready to bake.


When these came out of the oven, they smelt wonderful. I usually bake my cookies around 20 minutes or more because I love them crunchy but this time I cut down to 15 minutes.

I couldn't wait to have a bite and ate one cookies while it was still hot. Ouch, ouch, ouch! Pleasure and pain. The cookie was crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle. Hey I like this!

Surprisingly, I was OK with the degree of sweet. Sure, it is sweeter than what I have come to expect of my cookies, but it was pleasantly tolerable. 


I couldn't stop eating. Or rather chewing. I am converted. Soft chewy cookies are really good. 

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe source : Adapated from Sally's Baking Addiction

Ingredients :
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 250g butter
- 200g brown sugar
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 240g rolled oats
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips

Method :
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk flour and ground cinnamon to mix. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy.
3. Add brown sugar and caster sugar and continue to beat until mixture becomes creamy.
4. Add eggs, molasses and vanilla extract and continue to beat until combined.
5. Add flour and fold until well combined (I used spatula at this point).
6. Add rolled oats and chocolate chips and fold until well combined.
7. Chill the dough for about 1 hour to firm it up.
8. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 160C for about 12-15 minutes.

24 comments:

  1. Chewy? Never had any like that, always crusty, crispy.

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    1. Most people over here prefer the crispy ones.

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  2. I still prefer my cookies to be crunchy! Especially butter cookies.

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    1. I also prefer crispy though now I can accept the soft ones.

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  3. I prefer chewy cookies to crunchy ones. So your chewy cookies are to die for, hehehehe.

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    1. So you are like the Americans hee..hee..

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  4. I actually learnt to eat soft chewy cookies when I arrived in US. They were sold everywhere in 7-Elevens or Cafes which took me a while to appreciate them. They were all sold at USD$1 each at the size of my palm. So I could nibble 2-3 times at college and kept them safely in the wrapper since already "Lau Hong".
    I might want to make your Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! The recipe is easy to follow!

    #LauHongCookies #PHCookiesNone4Me! #MustBake!MustBake!

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    1. Yes, easy to make these cookies. Bake lah!

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  5. Boleh buat kuih raya ni PH he he heee

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    1. Boleh, Amie. Tapi ni jenis lembut, tak ranggup. Nanti orang fikir cookies tu dah lemau hah..hah..

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  6. Hi Phong Hong,
    I like these soft & chewy cookies! My kinda of cookies that I could have them for breakfast. Yummy!

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    1. Hi Karen! I am learning to appreciate soft cookie.

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  7. I like to dip my biscuits into milk or coffee and eat them

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    1. Reminds me of my grandpa. He also dip his sandwich into coffee hee..hee..

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  8. i'm a soft-baked cookie person! they have that satisfying sort of decadence compared to crispy cookies, which i generally find a bit dry. i wonder if we did a poll of kl's population, which would be the majority - the crispy people or the soft-baked people. i think it'd be the crispy!

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    1. I think you are right. Most Malaysians prefer crispy cookies. I used to think that the Americans are so weird in preferring soft chewy cookies.

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  9. Ok will try for the raya. Can add some kekacang too right?

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    1. Can but ni cookies jenis lembut. Usually kuih raya better if ranggup.

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  10. I don't mind chewy cookies as long as it doesn't stick to my teeth! Lol! Then I will dip them into my coffee, just like Libby!

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    1. LOL! No, these cookies are not the type that stick to your teeth :)

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  11. Ohhh .....to make it cookies chewy and soft kena kurangkan masa bakar ke LL ? Tp mmg sedap jugak soft cookies ni.
    Selalunya beli kat Famous Amous..

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    1. Ya, jangan bakar terlalu lama. Kalau lama, dia ranggup. Actually LL lebih suka yang ranggup.

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