I love chocolate. I love oatmeal. Naturally I’d been hoping that we’d get to make these Chocolate Oatmeal Drops sooner rather than later. Yet, when their turn rolled around, I wasn’t at first convinced. They seemed a little dry to me…like maybe the oats had robbed the cookies of some of their moisture. I almost never bake off a whole batch of cookies at once though, so into the freezer went a slew of scooped out raw dough drops.
I pulled a handful of scoops out a few days later and baked them off, shortcutting the recommended time by just a minute or so. They were not at all raw inside, but soft and really chocolatey, just the way I’d hoped they would be. So, now I am convinced: chocolate + oatmeal = tasty cookies.
They look wonderful–perfectly moist! I didn’t get around to these this week, but another time, hopefully. About the canal: we do have an 8km canal winding through the centre of the city and I skate home as often as I can in winter. It’s special and quite beautiful, even if it need to be freezing to use it.
Yours look a lot fatter than mine! I had such a hard time figuring out how to photograph these. I think these cookies would have baked up differently had I refrigerated the dough; that’s probably why yours look different than my little flat shaggy cookies!