Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Double Choc-Chip Cookies and Choc Oatmeal Cookies (Bill Granger)

Mum: Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

Mum (pointing at boy): You stole the cookie from the cookie jar.

Boy: Who, me?

Mum: Yes, you!

Boy: Not me!

Mum and Boy (looking at Dad): Then who?

I love baking chocolate chip cookies for my family and best of all, love watching them enjoying these cookies. These classic double choc-chip cookies and deliciously wholesome choc oatmeal cookies are baked using the recipes from one of Bill Granger's cookbooks. Indeed, these cookies are very kids-friendly and also very yummy.

Bill wrote and published the book when his children were little. Every recipe in this book is simple, nutritious, kid-friendly, fuss-free, easy and appealing to kids. Being a mum of a 4 year old, I can't help bookmarking heap of recipes from this book. Plus, my boy is also happily bookmarking this book with me. And of course, his requests include these cookies.

Double Choc-Chip Cookies Bill Granger
Missing cookies? We need a cookie detective!
Making the classic chocolate cookie dough
Baking these is so therapeutic!
This special choc-a-lot cookie is for my boy!
There is lots of oats added into this choc oatmeal cookie dough.
Can't wait to try these wholesome cookies ...
Chocolate oatmeal cookies Bill Granger
Unlike most typically soft oat cookies, these are crispy after cooling...
Surprisingly good! Crispy outside and melt-in-mouth buttery inside!
Not surprisingly at all, everyone loves this classic cookie!
Thumbed up boy: Mummy, can you bake more cookies, please?

We don't need a cookie detective... A cookie-baking mum is what we need - LOL!

Here are the recipes that are adapted from one of Bill Granger's Cookbooks.
(with my modification and notes in blue)

Double Choc-chip Cookies

Makes about 30
250g unsalted butter, softened
350g brown sugar
(I used light brown sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
310g plain (all-purpose) flour
55g cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sea salt
350g dark chocolate, chopped
(I used 150g dark chocolate chips for half amount of the recipe)

Preheat the oven to 180°C (or 160°C fan forced). Grease two large baking trays and line with baking paper.

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs and stir together well.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate.

Place large spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking trays, leaving room for spreading. Bake for 15-20 mins, or until the bases are cooked. Leave to cool on the trays.

Note: Using half amount of the recipe, I have baked 30 medium sized cookies at 160°C fan forced for 15 mins.

Choc Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 30
150g unsalted butter, softened
220g brown sugar

(I used light brown sugar)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp baking powder
225g rolled (porridge) oats
170g chocolate chips

(I used the dark chocolate ones)

Preheat the oven to 180°C (or 160°C fan forced) and line three large baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until fluffy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into the bowl and mix lightly. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.

Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking trays. Flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour. Bake the cookies for 20 mins, or until pale golden.

Remove from the oven and cool on the trays for 5 mins, before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Note: Using 1/3 amount of the recipe, I have baked 12 medium sized cookies at 160°C fan forced for 15 mins.

Happy Baking
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  1. A family who eats good cookies together, stay together (laugh). Your cookies rock!

  2. Hi Zoe , yummy cookies , you can't miss with chocolate and kids know what they like , thanks for sharing ")

  3. I liked a "thumbs up" too... i love e double choc cookies^-*

  4. What a delightful post Zoe. You really do Bake for Happy Kids:) The thumb says it all, lol...Pass the milk, pleeeeeezeeeeee...

  5. I also made the oatmeal cookies, and will post them later! About the banana bread, every recipe I tried gives different results, some more fluffy, some more springy. Bill's one is on the more springy side :)

  6. ooohhh.... Double thumbs up from me :D

  7. I will try this double chocolate chip cookies, as my kids are fan of chocolate chip cookies

  8. hahahahahahhaa! what a hilarious start as always.... so did daddy admit? good thing i wasn't there... otherwise, the 3 of you will be staring at me

  9. Both with and without rolled oats cookies look very yummy! No wonder your family asking for more! They are indeed Happy Kids!

  10. Zoe, I love the cookies you baked. No wonder they went missing! Now I feel like baking more cookies. Is that good or bad? Hee...hee....

  11. Both cookies look good, no wonder you get such a big thumbs up from your boy ;)

  12. These cookies look awesome Zoe! We love chocolate chip cookies at our house and both of these recipes would be winners with the addition of cocoa powder and oats! Hehe, these cookies would get stolen from our cookie jar for sure :)

  13. These all look so yummy! Cookies always taste better when they're still slightly warm I think! Love your blog, such precise recipes! xx

  14. OMG! So yummy, and came right on time, I have to bake some for the kids and school, thanks for the recipe, really amazing looking cookies :)

  15. Feeling like grabbing those chocolate chips loaded cookies....they look so yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.......

  16. Big thumbs up for those cookies!!

  17. Both cookies looks great! It is hard to resist chocolate, and both these cookies has it! You bake lots of chocolate cookies! You must be keeping a well-stock choc chips in your pantry, Zoe!

  18. These look super chocolately! We have very un-chocolately cookies in my house right now.

  19. You have spoilt us today with two lovely recipes. My kids thank you in advance :-)

  20. I love cookies and I think I gain weight just by looking at them!

  21. Hi Zoe,
    A big thumb up for both cookies!
    Love to more please!!

  22. It's been far too long since I baked a good old home fashioned cookie. I think I know what I'm doing this weekend. :)
    PS While I didn't run it, I DID cheer for the NYC marathon. :)

  23. both cookies sound good..the double choc one is really a lovely treat, luxury!

  24. Cookie looks amazing!! Can you ship us some Double Choc CHip???

  25. If baking them is so therapeutic, i can imagine eating them. :P

  26. Chocolate chip just isn't enough, it always has to be double, maybe even triple! Thanks for another mouthwatering recipe!